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RITAS
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   Posted 6/24/2006 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a pouchogram scheduled for Monday June 26 before my take down surgery.  I had a total colectomy on April 26.  I'm afraid the xray is going to hurt.  I know they place a tube through the bottom and they told me to bring extra bags.  I really scared the bag is going to explode.  It takes me an hour to change the bag on a regular day.  Can anyone give me a detailed description on what to expect.  I don't like to be surprised and I want to go in knowing what to expect.  Also, does it hurt through the bottom? How long is the test itself and what positions do they put you in.  Any info would be great.  Thank you

suebear
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   Posted 6/25/2006 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   

The pouchogram is not painful.  All they do is fill your pouch with contrast and take a series of xrays to check for leaks.  Sometimes the contrast can flow upwards into the bag and cause a bag leak.  They are only telling you to bring extra supplies in the event that you have a leak.  Be thankful, most technicians do not tell us this!  There are private restrooms near the xray rooms so should you need to change your bag you will have space and time to do it.

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
 


RITAS
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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 6/25/2006 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Suebear,

Thank you for your replied. It really put me at ease. I'm worried because when my surgeon examined me from the rear I felt the staples inside and it was painful. How long do they leave the scope in you for? How long is the whole procedure? Did you have your take down??

suebear
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   Posted 6/25/2006 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   

They don't put a scope in you, they merely fill your pouch with contrast and take photos.  It took about 5 minutes as I recall as they take many shots at different angles.  I had takedown over 5 years ago.

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
 


RITAS
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 140
   Posted 6/25/2006 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much for getting back to me...I had a little experience just now and I'm going crazy worrying. As you know it is normal to have the white fluid and blood at time from the rectum while having the stoma. Today I had parsley and when I wiped, I saw green and a piece of parsley on the toilet paper. Do you know if this is normal? I'm worried there might be a leak or something went wrong. I have the pouchogram tomorrow. How do they fill it with contrast? I'm so sorry if I'm bugging you but I'm sure you were as curious as I am when you were going to through all of this and didn't know where to turn. Your replies are appreciated
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