partial colectomy question

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nymedic
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   Posted 3/8/2007 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
hey guys,
 
     I just had a bm through the conventional way.  what gets me is that, i also now about a month ago had my right side and half of my transverse colon removed and put on an illeostomy.  Is this a common thing, i do kinda remember one of the nurses say that i might pass that way on occasion but what do they mean by occasionly? 
 
thanks,
 
--chip

Pancolitis since May of 2005, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis since April of 2006, and Deep Vein Thrombosis November 2006.  I'm a new daddy, new hubby, and new state within the last 10 months.
 
40mg tapered prednisone, 10mg lexapro, Illeostomy, 50 mg atenolol. 
 
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Shaz032
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   Posted 3/9/2007 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you have a loop ileostomy? If so, since both stomas are housed in the one bag, it is very possible for stool to make it's way up through the non-working stoma (the mucous fistula) and out via your rectum and anus as a 'normal' bm. There is no set amount of times for this to happen, just know that it can happen :)
I have had an ileostomy for 31 years now due to UC.
 
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nymedic
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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 3/10/2007 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   
as far as i know they just made my ilium into the stoma, and removed my ascending and half of my transverse colon. the surgeon didnt mention about looping anything back, i only have one stoma. btw i absolutly love your quote. thanks

--chip
Pancolitis since May of 2005, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis since April of 2006, and Deep Vein Thrombosis November 2006.  I'm a new daddy, new hubby, and new state within the last 10 months.
 
40mg tapered prednisone, 10mg lexapro, Illeostomy, 50 mg atenolol. 
 
Knowlege is key to defeating these diseases, you are your best patient advocate.

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