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Do you need a colonoscopy when you have a ileoanal anastomosis?

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Dr. Donald Kim
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: No

Typically this would mean your whole colon and rectum have been removed and a pouch made from the small bowel (j-pouch) is connected to your anal canal.
No colon, no colonoscopy. You may need a pouchoscopy to evaluate the pouch, very distal rectum and anal canal. Same scope, looking at different things. Your surgeon should know when and if this needs to be performed.

In brief: No

Typically this would mean your whole colon and rectum have been removed and a pouch made from the small bowel (j-pouch) is connected to your anal canal.
No colon, no colonoscopy. You may need a pouchoscopy to evaluate the pouch, very distal rectum and anal canal. Same scope, looking at different things. Your surgeon should know when and if this needs to be performed.
Dr. Donald Kim
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Depends

If the ileoanal anastomosis was due to ulcerative colits, the anal area needs to be surveyed.

In brief: Depends

If the ileoanal anastomosis was due to ulcerative colits, the anal area needs to be surveyed.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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