scope through ileostomy???

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RITAS
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   Posted 4/19/2008 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
 
I was wondering if anyone has had a scope done through the ileostomy? If so, can u please share your experience? Does it hurt after coming out of anesthesia? Are u completely under? Any prepping because i was told to only drink water.  I'm having it done on Monday and I appreciate any feedback.
 
Thanx!!!
Rita
Crohn's Free Since April '06
Total colectomy/ileostomy April '06
Reversal July '06
Bowl resection/ileostomy July '07
Currently trying to learn about the "new me"


justjenjen
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   Posted 4/19/2008 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
It really seemed the same to me except I didn't have to do the enema part of the prep before. However, they did take the bag off and did not put it on for me. That totally sucked b/c when I came to I was so out of it and I had to put a fresh bag on. I might as well have been drunk, blindfoldrd, and one hand tied behind my back! I would ask the doc. what their procedure is regarding your bag and perhaps bring someone along to help you. Oh--no pain and anesthesia was "totally looped out to the point of not remembering a darn thing" but not "under." Good luck with your test.

RITAS
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   Posted 4/19/2008 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
thanx jenjen!!

When u say they took your bag off do you mean the wafer as well or only the bag itself??
Rita
Crohn's Free Since April '06
Total colectomy/ileostomy April '06
Reversal July '06
Bowl resection/ileostomy July '07
Currently trying to learn about the "new me"


justjenjen
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   Posted 4/19/2008 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I use a one piece so the whole thing came off. Geez, I never thought how much easier a 2-piece would have been in that situation!! Live and learn....

RITAS
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   Posted 4/19/2008 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Haha....tell me about it. Thanx so much
Rita
Crohn's Free Since April '06
Total colectomy/ileostomy April '06
Reversal July '06
Bowl resection/ileostomy July '07
Currently trying to learn about the "new me"


peggy113
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   Posted 4/19/2008 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
RITAS,

I had a scope done thru my stoma at the Cleve Clinic during an office visit! Yep, you read that right. "Just hike up that dress, and we'll do it right now!" NO prep, no anesthetic, no xanax or valium, NOTHING! But you know what, I was in so much pain Before the scope that I was totally thankful that my surgeon was willing to do it for me right at that office visit. I had driven from southern IN to Cleveland OH for the appt.

I wore a 2 pc appliance, and went to my appt prepared to have to replace it. I'm glad that I did.

BTW, my scope came out just fine at that appt. That was when I was told that the pain that I was having was from adhesions/scar tissue.

Hope this helps.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


awesomeame
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   Posted 4/19/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
i had one done.  they loaded me up with some anesthetic <sp!>, took my bag off and did the scope.  no big deal, it was a bit uncomfortable but i've had worse pain.  if they leave your flange on, be sure to change it when you get home...all the movement athe location allowed some output to get to my skin and irritate it.  other than that i had no issues, you'll be fine!
 
--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


Shaz032
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   Posted 4/19/2008 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had an ileoscopy too. No prep - just clear fluids for 24 hours before hand.

They gave me great happy drugs and although the procedure seemed like it only took a couple of minutes, it probably took more like half an hour or so. I even got to watch it all on the monitor :)

It doesn't hurt at all and is probably the easiest of any scopes I've had.
I have had an ileostomy for 32 years now due to UC.
 
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RITAS
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   Posted 4/20/2008 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow..thanx everyone I'm a chicken so I'm glad I'll be asleep when all this happens. I'll keep u posted my experience
Rita
Crohn's Free Since April '06
Total colectomy/ileostomy April '06
Reversal July '06
Bowl resection/ileostomy July '07
Currently trying to learn about the "new me"


Shaz032
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   Posted 4/20/2008 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I wasn't asleep for it, I watched it all on the monitor :)
I have had an ileostomy for 32 years now due to UC.
 
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RITAS
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   Posted 4/21/2008 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
So I made it through the scope.  Everything looked great.  I was so scared, I really admire all of u that have done this while awake.  He didn't remove the wafer or make a mess!! I was so relieved that he just put the bag back on.  I didn't feel any pain or anything after at all. 
 
Thanx everyone for all ur responses!!!!!!!!
Rita
Crohn's Free Since April '06
Total colectomy/ileostomy April '06
Reversal July '06
Bowl resection/ileostomy July '07
Currently trying to learn about the "new me"


flchurchlady
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   Posted 4/23/2008 4:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Rita,
I'm glad everything went well with the scope and that you're still Crohn's free! :-)
Congrats,
Cece
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Small Bowel Obstruction Surgery in '08, caused by adhesions.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


Indabag
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   Posted 4/23/2008 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   

Rita:

That's great! I'm so glad the test results were good. It's hard to explain to others what we often have to go through, it's nice to have a place to share.

Richard

 


HisWill
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   Posted 4/23/2008 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Can I ask why you would need a scope done ? I just had an illeostomy done a few weeks ago and when I read that you had to have a scope I thought ..OH MY!! SO I am just wonderi what reasons there are for needing a scope. I am learning alot about having an illeostomy that I wasnt told BEFORE the surgery LOL..Thanks..Marie

Slice
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   Posted 4/23/2008 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I had it done once. Basically told my doc he better LOAD me up because i don't want to know whats going on. I've had plenty of things done, but this one just freaked me out. So i had it done and wasn't awake for any of it. I was awake for my colonoscopies, which was no fun.

RITAS
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   Posted 4/23/2008 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor already knows I'm a big chicken so he puts me under even when I don't need to be...LOL.  I'm just more comfortable that way.  The reason he did the scope is because 2 weeks prior I was hospitalized for small obstruction (blockage) and then I was complaining of some abdominal pain so he just wanted to take a look and make sure nothing was going on.  Thank God everything looked good.
Rita
Crohn's Free Since April '06
Total colectomy/ileostomy April '06
Reversal July '06
Bowl resection/ileostomy July '07
Currently trying to learn about the "new me"

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