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If I have radiation therapy to my abdomen, will I still be able to have my colostomy reversed?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Radiation can cause some scarring that can make surgery or reversal of colostomy more difficult.
But usually the radiation to abdomen is in moderate doses and should not interfere.

In brief: Yes

Radiation can cause some scarring that can make surgery or reversal of colostomy more difficult.
But usually the radiation to abdomen is in moderate doses and should not interfere.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Depending on what cancer and what doses of radiation, in most cases the area that requires colostomy reversal can tolerate the surgery.
However exact details about what and how it was radiated and whether it should be reversed is best answered by your radiation oncologist.

In brief: Yes

Depending on what cancer and what doses of radiation, in most cases the area that requires colostomy reversal can tolerate the surgery.
However exact details about what and how it was radiated and whether it should be reversed is best answered by your radiation oncologist.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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