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tardofit
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   Posted 8/1/2008 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm looking forward to an ileostomy soon to rid Ulcerative Colitis. My Q is when they remove my rectum and sew it up, is there a track or opening or some sort of leadway.
Lets say I have a fistula and they sew over it, will their be a problem later?
Also I have had 3 prostate infections in the last 2 years(thanks UC ) and about the only way you can over come the infection in a timely matter is to manual massage the prostate it's self, which is about 2"-3" up the rectum. Will I still have access to it?
 
29 year old male
 
12th year suffering UC


summerstorm
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   Posted 8/1/2008 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
i had mine sewn up and there is no hole or anything left, i am not exactly sure if that is what you are aksing though (i'm kindly slow sometimes, lol)

flchurchlady
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   Posted 8/2/2008 3:13 AM (GMT -6)   
When they sew up your rectum, there's no hole anymore, so I don't think you'll be able to access that area. I had a fistula, and it disappeared when I had my colon and rectum removed. I wonder if once you're UC-free, you won't get those infections anymore? You could ask your doctor about that. I'm glad you're looking forward to having an ileostomy and being rid of UC. After being sick for 12 years, you're going to feel like your 16 again! :-)
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


awesomeame
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   Posted 8/2/2008 6:43 AM (GMT -6)   
i'm sewed up too, completely closed.  i had several fistulas before my surgery, they just cut them out while they were in there...so glad :)
 
no ideas on the prostate tho!
 
--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


gfkak
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Total Posts : 44
   Posted 8/3/2008 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
i dont understand i thought your body still produces mucis (sorry if thats not spelt right) and it comes out there if its close of the hole where does it?

24yr old female
15 years with crohns
illeostomy for 2 years so far
off meds
Arthritis
Asthma
Depression
and those annoying bumps on my legs lol


flchurchlady
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   Posted 8/3/2008 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
When they remove the rectum, they remove all or part of the colon, too, so there wouldn't be any mucus build up, because the digestive tract would end with the stoma at the small intestine (if it's an ileostomy) or large intestine (if it's a colostomy).

tardofit
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   Posted 8/6/2008 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow!

You guys and gals are great!!!! I could never get this kind of support anywhere.

Thanks for the replys! All of you nailed it!
29 year old male
 
12th year suffering UC

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