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Is the intubation process of continent ileostomy painful?

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In brief: Maybe Initially

You need to work closely with your ostomy nurse.
Once you've done it a few times - it becomes almost automatic. It really is like inserting a pressure release valve, you will get good at it overtime.

In brief: Maybe Initially

You need to work closely with your ostomy nurse.
Once you've done it a few times - it becomes almost automatic. It really is like inserting a pressure release valve, you will get good at it overtime.
Dr. George T Tsai
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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not painful

You should not experience pain with intubation of a continent ileostomy because the nerve fibers of the small intestine are different from those of the skin, muscle and soft tissues.
The small intestine can be burned and cut without you feeling pain; you feel pain from your intestine when it is stretched or distended.

In brief: Not painful

You should not experience pain with intubation of a continent ileostomy because the nerve fibers of the small intestine are different from those of the skin, muscle and soft tissues.
The small intestine can be burned and cut without you feeling pain; you feel pain from your intestine when it is stretched or distended.
Dr. Steve Martinez
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Dr. Alain Ades
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Intubation

You do not know it.
Usually Propofol is used prior. You will have no memory of it.

In brief: Intubation

You do not know it.
Usually Propofol is used prior. You will have no memory of it.
Dr. Alain Ades
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