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What is pouchitis? Is it a major problem?
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Infl ileoanal pouch
Some with ulcerative colitis need surgery (colectomy) for control.
Connect ileum (small bowel) to anus: get rid of diseased colon, prevent colon cancer. Fashion a reservoir of loops of ileum for the connection; same appplies to ileostomies. Inflamed pouch, increased discharge, frequency, pain, fever, occasionally bleeding. Rx acutely with antibiotics; might prevent with probiotics.

In brief: Infl ileoanal pouch
Some with ulcerative colitis need surgery (colectomy) for control.
Connect ileum (small bowel) to anus: get rid of diseased colon, prevent colon cancer. Fashion a reservoir of loops of ileum for the connection; same appplies to ileostomies. Inflamed pouch, increased discharge, frequency, pain, fever, occasionally bleeding. Rx acutely with antibiotics; might prevent with probiotics.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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In brief: Inflammation of the
As a surgical treatment for inflammatory bowel disease, you may have the whole colon and rectum removed which is replaced by a pouch fashioned out of the small bowel.
Inflammation of this is called pouchitis and can be a major problem.

In brief: Inflammation of the
As a surgical treatment for inflammatory bowel disease, you may have the whole colon and rectum removed which is replaced by a pouch fashioned out of the small bowel.
Inflammation of this is called pouchitis and can be a major problem.
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