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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