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   Posted 4/30/2009 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I went to see my surgeon today and he did an anal ultrasound and found that I have an abcess throughout my whole rectal area. Plus the sphincterplasty that was done in Feb did not take. He did a manometry and my readings were lower than before. After talking to him and going over my results he told me I only had a 50% chance of being contiant after my surgery but he said that would be on the good side. He said with my history of abcesses and the fact that my spincter muscles are almost completely gone he is recommending that he remove everything and do a permanent colostomy. Is a colostomy better or the same as the ileostomy. I dont even know what to think.

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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 5/1/2009 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Oops. So even your bottom is messed up like mine with abscess and fistula. Can't comment about colostomy or ileostomy. I am sure pb4 would be able to answer your concern.
I am sure you would be fine very soon. I feel it is better to get rid of the defunct part, rather than suffer the pain.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005; Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
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