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Am I likely to need a colostomy? If so, might it be permanent?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on disease

In order to give you an adequate response, i need to know what your diagnosis is.
I am going to assume it is a colorectal malignancy. A colostomy is performed when it is necessary to bypass or remove the distal colon, rectum, or anus, and it is not advisable or not possible to maintain integrity of the bowel. The ostomy is permanent if the distal rectum or anorectal sphincter is removed.

In brief: Depends on disease

In order to give you an adequate response, i need to know what your diagnosis is.
I am going to assume it is a colorectal malignancy. A colostomy is performed when it is necessary to bypass or remove the distal colon, rectum, or anus, and it is not advisable or not possible to maintain integrity of the bowel. The ostomy is permanent if the distal rectum or anorectal sphincter is removed.
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not enough

Information given.
What is your diagnosis and what surgery is planned?

In brief: Not enough

Information given.
What is your diagnosis and what surgery is planned?
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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