It's pretty common to leave the colon in the body when a temporary diverting ileostomy is used to treat Crohn's. I'm sure we have a few members floating around who are in that situation. The difference is that diversion often resolves or at least improves the inflammation in the colon, so once the ileostomy is in place they're typically not also
dealing with the diseased colon. Not sure how this would work with pelvic floor issues as I don't really know much about
dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12
past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema
current meds: none!
step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13
step three: takedown sometime