This is something that I'm confused about and my boyfriend is very confused about. So they sew up your butt..on the inside or outside? I'm not having my rectum removed so do they just leave everything the way it is?
One doctor says I have UC my new doctor says I have crohns..the reason for my ileostomy is because I have a rectal vaginal fistula...I got it from being cut during child birth. The doctor did a horrible job but of course he's not going to admit to it. It really sucks because I've had 3 surgeries to try to heal the fistula, but with UC its almost impossible to heal..and they say the rectal vaginal fistulas are the hardest to heal. So it just angers me that my UC or crohns is really doing well but because of something that could have been avoided, I am now getting stuck with a bag. If I knew then what I know now, I would have demanded a C section. Its just scary what can happen if doctors are careless.
To be honest I am not too sure but i think that I was sewn up from inside.Strange realy because I usualy ask lots of questions of Doctors but it didnt cross my mind to ask at the time.
If you are not having your rectum removed then I dont think that they would sew you up,it will probably be left just the way it is. Ask your Surgeon before you go for the surgery,exactly what he will be doing.
Is your ileostomy being done so that the Fistula has a chance to heal?