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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 62
   Posted 3/8/2009 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello again everyone.  I hope you are all doing well out there.  I really hope that you can help me out.
I have some questions about K pouches, BCIR, and J pouches.  A little history of me... I have Crohn's disease with a cronic rectal stricture.  I already know that the rectal issues would rule me out as a candidate for the J Pouch as the stricture is too far "south" to make a reconnection possible.
But what about the others?  Is there a reason that Crohnies don't qualify for either of the other types of pouches?  I have never had any small bowel issues.
Please help.

Crohn's Disease - 29 years
Diagnosed at age 10 in 1979
1st ileosecal resection 1989
2nd colon resection 1993
Chronic "D" and arthritis
Chronic rectal stricture with colonoscopy every 3 months to dialate
Insomnia since 1980 - I love my ambien!
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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 3/9/2009 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi annyb, I don't have any answers about the pouches for you, but did what to tell you, you might want to check out the ostomy forum, maybe someone there will have more answers for you. Good luck!!
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 28
   Posted 3/9/2009 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   

as far as i know the reason you can't qualify for a pouch if you have crohn's is because they don't want to take a chance that the crohn's will come back at one of the attachment points.  People with pouches are either colitis patients, who are completely cured by a colectomy, or colon cancer patients that are also cured by a colectomy.  Hope this helps.


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