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

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.
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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What causes ulcerative colitis and does treatment always result in an ileostomy?

Ulcerative Colitis. UC is an autoimmune disease and having UC doesn't always mean you need to have an ileostomy. You need to see a GI doctor and get on an anti-inflammatory regimen to help control the symptoms. Read more...

My husband has a j pouch for 2 years after surgery for ulcerative colitis & an iliostomy bag now reversed. Research estimate j pouch lasts 10 yrs?

Why 10 why not 25 yr. You are well informed , in some centers where is 25 yr or more yrs of follow up done for j pouches. Rate of failure estimated 4% in yrs, 10 % in 20nyrs in best series. Common complications pelvic sepsis, inflamation of pouch, (pouchitis ) poor function, urgency , and seepage of stool with poor control. Read more...
Estimate only. Your husbands long term success may be different than the statistics for estimated durability of his surgical " j" pouch. Monitoring, surveillance, and overall health will impact his success as well. Keep appointments with your doc. Read more...

How should I decide when it is time to have continent ileostomy, especially if colitis is controlled?

Based on symptoms. If your disease is controlled on medications then surgery may never be necessary. In most cases surgery is not ever needed. Read more...
If controlled. No need to consider any surgery unless high dose steroids are needed or meds fail or you have evidence of dysplasia increasing the risk of colon cancer. Then I do not support continent ileostomy, as better results are obtained with j pouch or permanent ileostomy. Failed or unsatisfactory cont ileo would cause a loss of significant small bowel to convert with resulting poor absorption/nutrition. Read more...

What medical procedure or surgery may I need to help control my ulcerative colitis? What are the procedures names and how are the done?

UC operations. Depending upon the extent of disease, age of patient, biopsies, and patient desires, patients with uc often undergo either a complete proctocolectomy (removal of rectum and colon), total colectomy with preservation of some or all of rectum. Occasionally we recommend a diverting ileostomy (small bowel ostomy) either permanent or temporary. This is complex. Detailed discussion is needed. Read more...

Have ulcerative colitis from 8 years. Not much improvement from medication. Is it good to take aloevera gel to control the symptoms?

Yes. Yes , if it helps you and make you feel better, sorry you are suffering for 8 years from this terrible disease, make sure go go for regular colonoscopy examination, incidence of malignancy increases with time, some intractable cases even may need a total colectomy , follow your doctor(s) advise. Read more...

Hi, im justin 27 male, ulcerative colitis. I have controlled my uc by taking ling zhi herbal alternative to steriod. However I have fever daily. :- (?

Fever and UC. The herbal alternative is likely not the issue in your case. The fevers are concerning. Keep a diary of your daily temperatures. Okay to check in with your doc. You may benefit from an exam, possible imaging and blood draw. Ulcerative colitis carries risk for fistula, ulcers, abscess. Good luck. Read more...
Doubt control. If you are having daily fevers, then it is very likely that your ulcerative colitis is not controlled. Herbal therapies have no value in this disease. Read more...

I have reasonably well controlled left-sided ulcerative colitis (on azathioprine and balsalazide), diagnosed approx 34 years ago aged 30. How often should I have surveillance colonoscopy?

Every year... ...Or maybe 2 (recommendations are slightly different in uk andus). Long term uc ( even left sided) can have increased risk for colon cancer, without going through the usual polyp gone bad over time stages. Colonoscopy with multiple biopsies to check for " dysplasia" are done. If dysplasia (either a precancer change or marker for current nearby ca), need to seriously consider surgery ( various). Read more...
Depends. On how active your uc has been. You should have had baseline colonoscopy at age 50, and if the disease was quiescent and you had no other abnormalities, your risk should be close to baseline. Ask your GI specialist for specific recommendation. Read more...