Posted 11/2/2014 7:10 AM (GMT -7)
Hello, my name is Michael, I'm 27 years old and will be having an ileostomy in 3 weeks. The reason for the ileostomy is colon cancer (I have Lynch Syndrome). Whereas most in my situation would just have the colectomy with the small intestine attached to the rectum, because of my history with IBS-d and other medical factors my Surgeon is very concerned that such a surgery would leave me with debilitating diarrhea. And so, we are opting for the ileostomy.
I've been feeling pretty good about this decision thinking it will at least be the end of my IBS-d problems. However, now I've been reading that IBS can still affect someone with an ileostomy. I'll ask my doctor about this but I'm getting anxious and worried. If anyone can knowledgeably speak to the affects IBS-d can have on an ileostomy I would appreciate it.