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How long is the recovery time from an ileostomy?

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In brief: Depends

If you are having a full abdominal surgery with intestinal removal, then a few days in the hospital and 6 week recovery with gradual increasing activities would be common.
If it is only an operation for repairing or revising an ileostomy, then it would be a shorter surgery and return to home the same day with quicker return to normal. If the surgery is laparoscopic, then recovery would be faster.

In brief: Depends

If you are having a full abdominal surgery with intestinal removal, then a few days in the hospital and 6 week recovery with gradual increasing activities would be common.
If it is only an operation for repairing or revising an ileostomy, then it would be a shorter surgery and return to home the same day with quicker return to normal. If the surgery is laparoscopic, then recovery would be faster.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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In brief: Reason for ileostomy

Recovery includes ability to take care of stoma, if it a temporary ileostomy , or simple should recover with in 4 ws, if a complex ileostomy with pouch resvoir may take 8 wks or more.
In a older person need more time.

In brief: Reason for ileostomy

Recovery includes ability to take care of stoma, if it a temporary ileostomy , or simple should recover with in 4 ws, if a complex ileostomy with pouch resvoir may take 8 wks or more.
In a older person need more time.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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