I believe that would have to be determined by the surgeon only because it would depend upon what the surgeon is wanting to "heal" before they reconnect. Many folks here have had temporary ostomies, including myself. Although I have a permanent one now, my temporary was to allow things to heal after my surgeon removed a very disease portion of intestine. I believe my temporary was for 8 weeks. That was back in the late 70's.
Can you give us more information?
Thank you Peggy. After a major cancer surgery to remove visible cancer, there was a post op bleed-5 days later. The source/cause was never found. As a precaution a temporary was done-I believe in case there was more bleeding, but there was not. chemo will have to be done sytemically. I don't think they can do the surgery while on surgery-so we have been told. Who knows what to believe anymore. Didn't know if there was a min amt of time that was needed to pass to do anotehr surgery-reconnect. it is so hard to get an answere from anyone in the medical community that is consistent. thank you very much for your input.