Gastroenterology Community
REVERSAL OF ILEOSTOMY
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Gastroenterology issues such as Acid Reflux (GERD), Barretts Esophagus, Colitis, Colon/Bowel Disorders, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis/ Diverticulosis, Digestive Disorders and Stomach Pain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

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?
Related Discussions
Avatar_f_tn
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.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gastroenterology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
cnoevl21
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
me_just34
974371_tn?1424656729
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
oxer
los angeles, CA
329165_tn?1412685860
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia