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What are the differences between a urostomy and a iliostomy?

What are the differences between a urostomy and a iliostomy?

Urostomy v ileostomy: A urostomy is a way to divert the flow of urine from the bladder. The most common is an ileal conduit. This is formed by connecting the ureters to a small segment of bowel and then bringing that bowel out to the abdominal wall as a stoma. This looks much like an ileostomy because it is fashioned out of small bowel. However, it only puts out urine whereas an ileostomy puts out liquid stool. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Urostomy (Definition)

External drainage system for the urinary tract in patients who have bladder removal for bladder cancer. A segment of the patients intestine is used ...Read more


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Please help! What is the difference between a urostomy and a iliostomy?

Please help! What is the difference between a urostomy and a iliostomy?

Lots: Urostomy is for urinary diversion when the urinary bladder is removed
ileostomy is for stool/fecal diversion when the colon is removed when it is permanent or temporary if the colon needs diversion from the passage of stool on a temporary basis. ...Read more

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What exactly is an ileostomy reversal?

What exactly is an ileostomy reversal?

Reconnect intestine: This generally refers to the removal of an ileostomy (loop of intestine attached to the skin so stool can drain into a bag on the abdomen) and reconnection of the ileum to the colon or intestine (or in some cases creating an ileal pouch). It really depends on the exact circumstance of the ileostomy and what else was done. ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved in an ileostomy?

Yes: Ilestomy is surgical procedure you have to cut the skin and the abdominal wall to reach to the gut ...Read more

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Are there different types of ileostomy bags?

Yes: For sure and an enterstomal therapist should be able to assist you with finding the perfect appliance for you. ...Read more

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What exactly is a continent ileostomy?

Controllable: An ileostomy is placement of the end of the small intestine out of an opening made in the abdominal wall. Most of these will drain or empty spontaneously, without any control. A valve can be constructed at the opening of the intestine (stoma) which will allow no drainage unless a catheter is passed into the opening--we call this a "continent" ileostomy. ...Read more

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What is a laparoscopic ileostomy take down?

Laparoscopic: Surgery is minimally invasive surgery through 3-4 small incisions using special lighting, camera & small instruments to perform an abdominal surgery. In this case to remove a person's ileostomy and bag and repair or reconnect the small intestines internally. Would be done under full general anesthesia. ...Read more

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I have an ileostomy, can I get appendicitis?

I have an ileostomy, can I get appendicitis?

Yes: Unless you have had your appendix taken out, anything is possible. ...Read more

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Is there another name for continent ileostomy?

Koch + J S W pouch: This is a complex subject and I understand your confusion. The conventional continent ileostomy is called a koch pouch and its opening is located on the abdomen. Other surgeons have described a variety of other procedures where the end is attached to the rectum using an lido-anal pull through technique with a pouch formed using a variety of configurations known the j, s, or w pouch modifications. ...Read more

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Are there different types of ileostomy surgery?

Are there different types of ileostomy surgery?

Yes: There is primarily one type of ileostomy commonly performed, the straight or brooke ileostomy. I am not sure if many are performing a koch pouch ileostomy anymore, which is a type of pouch used under the skin. ...Read more

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Are blockages common after continent ileostomy?

No: No. Not common but can occur in some patients. ...Read more

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What should I wear to cover the ileostomy stoma?

What should I wear to cover the ileostomy stoma?

A cover that fits: There a wide variety of different ostomy covers available. Most importantly get one that fits well. Other consideration could be appearance and material (that may reduce noises). ...Read more

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Raw broccoli with an ileostomy bag, is that okay?

NO, Why: If you want to take away the smell, first revaluate what you are eating, next put activated carbon tablets in the stomal bag will help you taking the smell off not broccoli. ...Read more

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Docs, usually how long is recovery from an ileostomy?

2 weeks to 1month: Ileostomy is usually performed for obstructing cancer or blockage. Also for ulcerative colitis. After having an ileostomy the incision will heal from the inside. The sutures will last about 1 month. Watch your diet and fluid intake. Too much output from ileostomy can make you dehydrated. ...Read more

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How does a person with a ileostomy get a colonoscapy?

Easy: If the rectum is still open thru there or thru the ostomy ...Read more

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Can a women bear children after a continent ileostomy procedure?

Can a women bear children after a continent ileostomy procedure?

Yes: Generally colectomy does not affect the ability to become pregnant. C-section my be necessary depending on other factors but certainly not always. ...Read more

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Are medications required routinely after the continent ileostomy?

Are medications required routinely after the continent ileostomy?

Not for ulc. Colitis: If the ileostomy was done for rx of ulcerative colitis that wasn't responding to meds, then not needed. May need occasional meds for symptomatic rx, e.g. Antidiarrheals. Joint issues, eye issues, skin issues often resolve after removal of the colon. Liver issues may not. ...Read more

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Are there any contraindications to having the continent ileostomy?

Crohn's disease: A continent ileostomy uses about 18" of your intestine to create the internal pouch. If you have a chronic inflammatory process that can effect other areas of your small intestine in the future your risks of future surgery and having too little small bowel for nutritional support increase. If the small bowel is normal then continent ileostomy can be considered. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there is defunctioning stoma of the ileostomy?

Double stoma: One remains connected to forward intestinal flow- functioning. The other stoma is to empty distal bowel segment=de functioned ...Read more

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How to get fit again in between an ileostomy and an ileostomy reverse?

Do yor best: Ileostomy is done to protect what is beyond the ileostomy. Get a binder that can support your stoma and work out your upper body the most. You can use an eliptical or another machine for your legs, that will help keep you fit until they close it. I have done that hundreds of times. Stay healthy! ...Read more

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What's the difference between an ileoproctostomy and an ileostomy reversal?

Anatomy: An ileoproctostomy is a connection (anastomosis) between the ileum (distal small bowel) and the rectum. It is done after removing the entire colon. An ileostomy is a creation of an opening on the abdominal wall, then bringing the ileum to it and opening it so that the bowel contents empty into a bag. An ileostomy can be done without removing the entire colon and can be reversed when indicated. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a Brooke Ileostomy placement and an Ileoproctostomy?

Good difference: Brooks ileostomy is when a person loose all their colon or most of it by preserving the rectum, and the end of the ileum come out through the abdominal wall and connect to a bag to collect the stool it comes in different forms and function like continent vs incontinent. Visible vs non visible. Ileoproctostomy is when they connect that distal ileum to what ever left of the Colon mostly the rectum. ...Read more

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I am going in for ileostomy reversal surgery in 5 days...How long and how difficult of a recovery can I expect?

I am going in for ileostomy reversal surgery in 5 days...How long and how difficult of a recovery can I expect?

4-6 week full recovr: You will feel sore for 7-10 days and then gradually get better. For full healing and strength to return to the wounds it will take 4-6 weeks. You will need to avoid strenuous activity during that time. ...Read more

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I have had an ileostomy for uc since I was 7 and I'm now 27. What can I do to gain weight? I have always been under weight.

See nutritionist: Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation of the lining to the colon and the definitive treatment is removal of the colon. In many patients, there may be some short-term effect on weight, mostly related to high output and dehydration. In long-term patients, if you are unable to gain weight, you should see a nutritionist to review your caloric intake and the balance of minerals and vitamins. ...Read more

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Please explain in laments terms what exactly the difference is between an Ileostomy and an Ileoproctostomy. What determines having 1 over the other?

Simple term explains: ' Ileostomy ' means end of ileum (small bowel) was brought our side, bowel contents leaks out into a bag Most likely the entire colon including rectum was removed due to disease or some times temporary staged procedure. In ' ileo-proctostmy ' ileum was connected to rectum no bag needed, go to bath room normal way. ...Read more

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Hi, ihad loop ileostomy 23may14. the mucas fitula only protruded above the skin one inch. It is now approx.8 inches above. I have been told this is ok.??

Hi, ihad loop ileostomy 23may14. the mucas fitula only protruded above the skin one inch. It is now approx.8 inches above. I have been told this is ok.??

Prolapse: It is okay; you are experiencing prolapse of the mucous fistula. This can be troublesome because it makes dressing your appliance harder and it can cause more drying of the tissue. As long as you are not having pain and no issues with your BMs then it is ok to watch. You can try to gently push it in yourself. Fixing the prolapse can be complicated and require extensive surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safer for a woman to bear a child with a traditional ileostomy versus a continent ileostomy being that the pouch is internal with a continent ileostomy?

Some set backs: Most of the time will be small bowel problems partial or complete obstruction, trditional ileostomy will have least problems. In ci like j pouch as is existing precariouly, with poor blood supply, poor function, pouchitis, pelvic sepsis, etc gravid utereus will give problems to pouch and its function. ...Read more

Dr. Wayne Myles
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Ileostomy (Definition)

A portion of the small intestine attached to the abdominal wall in order to be able to go to the bathroom if something happened to ...Read more