reversal of loop illostomy.

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   Posted 1/9/2008 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
hey guys,just got sum question about my reversal op. is there a good chance that i will get a blockage??? is there ne prep involved b4 hand? and if i do get a blockage hw do they fix it? how long do u usually stay in hospital for? thanks alot for ur answers!
dx 17th August 2007,after 2 years of syptoms 20 yrs old 100mg azamun,40mg,losec,3000mg pantasa,20mg prednisone,9mg entocort

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   Posted 1/9/2008 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
There is a good chance that you will get a partial blockage at some point within your first year post surgery. I had a couple and they are really no big deal. First the best thing you can do to avoid a blockage is to chew, chew, chew. I am not good at that. The symptoms of a blockage are having the urge to go but very little comes out. At this point you will probably feel some abdominal discomfort. Stop eating and resort to liquids only. Try to get some exercise. Walking in your house, up and down stairs if you have them, are good methods to use. If you start vomiting go to the ER as that indicates a possible full blockage and needs medical treatment. Again, most likely if you get a blockage it will be a partial and you can manage that on your own. I have never had a full blockage and I am not 8 years post surgery.

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

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