I'm not saying that it's not possible at all that a loop ileostomy will pass the stool downwards, through the rectum and anus. I'm just saying that such ileostomy is done badly and that, in fact, it leaks downwards and endangers the healing process.
I'd like to know where you get your facts as it relates to endangering the healing process? If this were true the jpouch surgery would not be done in a 1-step? There is no danger of effulent leakin downward and endangering the healing process; the area is long since healed when this occurs. Please site your medical research.
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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