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Should you have continent ileostomy if your ulcerative colitis is controlled?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: No, unless preCA

Ileostomy is treatment for either ulcerative colitis that is resistant to medical rx, or if the colon needs to be removed for cancerous or pre=cancerous (dysplasia) changes.
Otherwise, keep your colon.

In brief: No, unless preCA

Ileostomy is treatment for either ulcerative colitis that is resistant to medical rx, or if the colon needs to be removed for cancerous or pre=cancerous (dysplasia) changes.
Otherwise, keep your colon.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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In brief: No

If your uc is under control with medicine you don't need any operation.
A continent ileostomy is reserved for patients who have already had a total proctcolectomy and want an ileosomy that can be controlled. It is not done as the first operative procedure except in rare circumstances. Did i understand the question?

In brief: No

If your uc is under control with medicine you don't need any operation.
A continent ileostomy is reserved for patients who have already had a total proctcolectomy and want an ileosomy that can be controlled. It is not done as the first operative procedure except in rare circumstances. Did i understand the question?
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