Have any of you had a defecography done after you have a temporary loop ileostomy?

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Gilda
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   Posted 4/16/2011 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my temporary loop ileostomy done in Nov. 2011 after my Sub-Total Colectomy didn't offer much relief (that was done in 2009).  Within a month of having the temp. loop ileo my stoma retracted and now I just have a "dime-sized" hole in my stomach; but of course, I still wear a bag because some waste exits my body in this way.  I also have BM's a few times a day because some waste is going down the loop since it did retract.  I get pain when the waste bypasses the "opening" in my stomach (so-called stoma) and goes down to my low pelvis.  Now my doctor is thinking I should have a defecography (which I have never had done) to determine if there is something that can be fixed so I can then be reconnected (so essentially I would be going back to having a Sub-Total Colectomy Result).  I know this is very confusing but I think there are a few people on this site that may understand and be able to give me some input.  I just didn't think it was possible to do a "defecography" on a person who has an ileostomy (retracted or not).  Do you think it would be wise to do this?
 
Thanks,
Gilda
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