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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 3/19/2007 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, doc says I need to have colon removed. Have read alot on this site and others, my questions are anyone with j-pouch did you have hemroids before and do you have them now? The reason I ask is sometimes I think thats what gets me the most. People that have a koch pouch is it a problem keeping your tube and what everelse you need with you? does the valve ever leak? How about useing public restrooms?

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 3/19/2007 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   

I don't have a j-puch but have had an ostomy for 2 years due to crohn's. You may want to check out this site for j-pouch specific questions:


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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 3/19/2007 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I am having an ilesotmy in 28 days. I talked to my dr and he said that he did not suggest the j pouch or the k-pouch. But that the j-pouch was better than the k-pouch. The k-pouch has alot of problems apparetnly, it's a realtivlely new surgery and only performed a few places in the US and all the bugs aren't worked out yet. I thought it sounded great until he started telling me more about it.
Good luck!

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   Posted 3/22/2007 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had a jpouch for about 10 months now.  Yes, I had hemmorhoids before and now.  Lots of people with jpouches don't have them though.  I developed my first hemmorhoid when I had UC and it never went away.  thinking back now I should have had it removed while I had the ileostomy but it never bothered me so I didn't think about it...
I went to a general surgeon after I had my Jpouch and was told that he couldn't remove the hemmorhoids because it wouldn't heal properly as I 'go' about 6-8 times a day.
** Christine **
UC dx - 2005
ileostomy - Oct 2005
J-Pouch - May 2006

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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 28
   Posted 3/22/2007 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
have u had any other problems with pouch? jpoucher
Diagnosed with UC april 2004
Remicade - 3 infusions so far
Asacol - 12/day
Imuran - 100 mgs
Also on calcium and iron
Have tried all the MEDs prednisone(works only in high doses), enemas.....
Have tried all the natural herbs(some worked for a while) and supplements....
"There is no disease that Allah has created, except that He also has created its remedy."
Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him (pbuh)
Pondering Surgery......

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