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I would like some advice on going for the j pouch? Any help at all will help me make my mind up to go for the opp?

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In brief: Good question.

Assuming that you now have an ileostomy after total colectomy for ulcerative colitis, options now are: do nothing and leave your ileostomy in situ; ileo-proctostomy with J pouch; or continent ileostomy.
Support groups are available on line. Also check with organizations such as National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis.

In brief: Good question.

Assuming that you now have an ileostomy after total colectomy for ulcerative colitis, options now are: do nothing and leave your ileostomy in situ; ileo-proctostomy with J pouch; or continent ileostomy.
Support groups are available on line. Also check with organizations such as National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis.
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