Colostomy reversal question

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   Posted 5/27/2010 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
After a reversal of a colostomy, what happens to where the colostomy was?  Do the surgeons stitch it shut or leave it open and it closes on its own?  I have read of the former, but was told of the later.

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   Posted 5/27/2010 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
In my case it was sewn together.

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   Posted 5/28/2010 3:54 AM (GMT -7)   
It depends on your doc's preference.
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

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