Total Ileostomy Reversal

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Art Girl
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 3/3/2009 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a reversal of an ileostomy after my entire colon was removed because of C. difficle.
It's been three months since the surgery and I have had frequent diahrrea with extreme anal itching.
The only relief I get from the itch is from percoset and I do not want to continue taking it if there is something else that will work.
Has anyone had a similar experience and is there any advice that anyone can give me?
Thanks, Art Girl

suebear
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   Posted 3/3/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried calmoseptine?  You can order it from your pharmacist or online at www.calmoseptineointment.com
 
Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


tbraz
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   Posted 3/3/2009 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Nupercainal worked for me and you can get it over the counter, Calmoseptine also helped, which you can get from the pharmacist, but some don't like the warming sensation and staining effect.

I suggest trying to bulk up your stool with either Imodium or Metamucil wafers, also a diet of foods like pasta, rice, bananas, oatmeal help thicken things up which will reduce trips to the bathroom.

If the above creams don't help, I would ask your doctor for a script for a yeast infection as that can also cause extreme itching.

Hope you find relief soon.
Theresa

Originally diagnosed with CD in 1991
Now saying "Undetermined Colitis"
3 step Jpoucher as of 4-15-08


lipgloss
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   Posted 3/4/2009 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
HI, I'M FROM THE U.K, AND HAD A REVERSA; DEC 2008, ANYWAY I FOUND I WOULD ICTH, MY STOMA NURSE ADVISED TO WASH EVERYTIME GOING TO THE LOO, THEN PUTTING ON VASALINE.
NOW I HAV A POT OF VASALINE ATLEAST ONCE A DAY AND IT DOES WONDERS. ALSO I AVOID ANY GREEN CHILLIES IN FOOD, WHICH TEND TO HELP.

SORRY COULN'T BE MUCH HELP.

SAMIE XXX

lipgloss
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   Posted 3/4/2009 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
SO FUNNY, CORRECTION TO MY POST I DON'T HAV A POT A DAY, I PUT IT ON ONCE A DAY.

HOW FUNNEY DID THAT SOUND.

SAMIE XXX

meadowlands
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   Posted 3/5/2009 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I had an iliostomy October 19, 2008.  I am preparing for reversal surgery and need all the help I can get with info about what happens after the reversal.  Right now they are scheduling me for a barium enema to find out if I can even have the reversal.  How can they give you a barium enema?????  Shouldn't they do a catscan?

tbraz
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   Posted 3/5/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Meadowlands,
They insert a very small cathedar in your bum and put barium up into the pouch and have you move in different positions while taking xrays. At the end, they might ask you to try and expel the barium. This is done to make sure there are no leak or emptying issues before your takedown.

I don't think that CT scans are good for you if done too often. I've heard doctors tell parents of small kids not to get CT scan's of the head because of the risks of brain tumors. I would rather have a MRI without contrast for anything because it gives a sharper and more precise image, off topic I know, but I've heard CT's are being used more than necessary.
Theresa

Originally diagnosed with CD in 1991
Now saying "Undetermined Colitis"
3 step Jpoucher as of 4-15-08


flchurchlady
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   Posted 3/6/2009 4:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Before surgery, I had Crohn's in the rectum with a lot of diarrhea and itching. I would take Imodium every day, which my doctor said was okay to do, and used Tucks Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Ointment. You can buy both products over the counter. Here's a link for the anti-itch cream: http://www.tucksbrand.com/hydrocortisone-anti-Itch-ointment to read more about it.
Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.

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