Gastroenterology Community
colostomy reversal
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

colostomy reversal

do you have to wear diapers after a reversal colostomy and is it forever
Related Discussions
Avatar_f_tn
The way I remember those things is, a temporary colostomy is where waste is redirected into an outside bag, so as to allow the surgery to heal and bowel action to return to normal.  Then they remove the bag, stitch up the bowels like they were before the procedure, and the waste moves regular again and on out the usual route.  Sometimes there is a short period of time for the bowels to get up to speed, so could be there will be diarrhea and digestive upset, but fairly quickly that goes away, and thus there should be no reason to wear diapers and such once digestion resumes its normal activity.  It is important to follow doc's instructions on what to eat and so forth when the bag is taken away, so as to ease the transition with as few accidents as possible.  
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gastroenterology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
cnoevl21
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
329165_tn?1412685860
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
oxer
los angeles, CA
1530171_tn?1418143903
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
974371_tn?1424656729
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA