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REVERSAL OF ILEOSTOMY
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REVERSAL OF ILEOSTOMY

Can a total colectomy with an ileostomy be reversed? If so who do I contact. Also how long can I expect to have anal pain?
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Kat, this is something you need to discuss with a competent surgeon, hopefully the one who initially did the surgery. In some cases the ileum can be re-attached to what is left of the rectum, but in most cases when the initial step is taken - the ileostomy - methods are used so that the plan down the line is that reattachment will be planned for 8 months to a year later.

Go back and talk to your surgeon/doctor.
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