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For how long is the recovery from corrective surgery for low imperforate anus?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
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In brief: Imperforate anus

Recovery can take 6-8 weeks.

In brief: Imperforate anus

Recovery can take 6-8 weeks.
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Dr. Charles Breaux
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Pretty quick

A low imperforate anus in a newborn baby is repaired with a primary anorectoplasty on the bottom; no initial colostomy is required.
The baby should start pooping within the first day after the procedure and can often be discharged from the hospital in a couple of days, if there are no other congenital problems or complications. The baby is probably fully recovered in a couple of weeks.

In brief: Pretty quick

A low imperforate anus in a newborn baby is repaired with a primary anorectoplasty on the bottom; no initial colostomy is required.
The baby should start pooping within the first day after the procedure and can often be discharged from the hospital in a couple of days, if there are no other congenital problems or complications. The baby is probably fully recovered in a couple of weeks.
Dr. Charles Breaux
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Dr. Charles Breaux
After the incision on the bottom is well healed, anorectal dilations are begun and continued for 6 to 9 months postop to prevent stricture of the scar.
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