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I am going in for ileostomy reversal surgery in 5 days...How long and how difficult of a recovery can I expect?

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In brief: 4-6 week full recovr

You will feel sore for 7-10 days and then gradually get better. For full healing and strength to return to the wounds it will take 4-6 weeks.
You will need to avoid strenuous activity during that time.

In brief: 4-6 week full recovr

You will feel sore for 7-10 days and then gradually get better. For full healing and strength to return to the wounds it will take 4-6 weeks.
You will need to avoid strenuous activity during that time.
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
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In brief: Usually easier than

This is usually easier that the first surgery since your doctor took the safety precaution of giving you an ileostomy, he is the best to judge.
If it is a small incision you could be eating and walking within 2 - 3 days. Good luck.

In brief: Usually easier than

This is usually easier that the first surgery since your doctor took the safety precaution of giving you an ileostomy, he is the best to judge.
If it is a small incision you could be eating and walking within 2 - 3 days. Good luck.
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
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