Colonoscopy with ostomy!?

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dreamer06
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   Posted 9/4/2010 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I am scheduled to have a colonoscopy on wednesday. I've had them before but this will be the first time with an ostomy. I was wondering if the prep is any harder or easier having an ostomy? I use closed ended pouches and have a feeling that I will end up using them all, advise?

Gotto50
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   Posted 9/4/2010 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I had to prep for a colonoscopy with a temporary ostomy back in 1983 (at age 22). What I remember was that my stool was like hot tea and caused my ostomy bag to leak around the adhesive. Back then all of the pouches were open-ended, so it was just a lot of emptying. Sorry I can't help more. Just be sure you keep yourself hydrated, that's a lot of fluid loss. What prep are they giving you? Good luck.

esoR
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   Posted 9/5/2010 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
VERY IMPORTANT......IF YOU HAVE AN ILEOSTOMY....... NO PREP AT ALL NEEDED FOR A COLONOSCOPY.

IF YOU HAVE A COLOSTOMY, THEN I GUESS THEY WOULD HAVE YOU DO SOME SORT OF PREP. LET US KNOW WHAT KIND OF OSTOMY YOU HAVE. Rosemary

Allison77
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   Posted 9/5/2010 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I have mine scheduled in Nov. It will be my first with a colostomy....watching this thread!!!

-Allie
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
 
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."

pam222
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   Posted 9/5/2010 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I don't see why you would need to do a prep. What would be in your colon to need to be cleaned out?
27/F Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 (symptoms for over a year before)
Asacol, Prednisone, Remicade with no success--no remission for over 2 years
8/09 colonoscopy shows that the whole colon is affected
12/18/09 Removal of colon, creation of J-Pouch and ostomy; recessed stoma; 12/30/09 Takedown too soon; RV fistula;1/9/10 Second Ileostomy Surgery;
1/25/10 Stoma Revision Surgery; 3/30/10 Takedown again; 6/9/10 Scope and Biopsy--Diagnosed with Crohns Disease (maybe...)
Tried gluten free and dairy free with no noticeable improvement; Was on TPN and IV fluids 2/10-6/10. Currently:Prednisone 25 mg (tapering 5mg/week), D, B12, Iron, Prenatal vitamin, Lortab, Humira, Rowasa

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 9/7/2010 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
NO PREP with ileos!!! They'll probably send you directions for it, but DON'T DO IT!!!!! The most you'll need is an enema the morning of, to remove mucous, after you've checked in.

And, when you call the office they won't know...call your doc directly to confirm!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!
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