Ileoanal Anastomosis

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   Posted 2/15/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,

I am new to this forum and I wanted to know if there's anyone out there that has had the ileoanal anastomosis operation done? If you have please reply to my post I have some questions that I can't seem to find the answer to. Thanks.

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   Posted 2/16/2009 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   

I had the ileoanal anastomosis with a jpouch. 



dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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   Posted 2/16/2009 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for replying to my post. I had the surgery back in November 2002. At the age of 3 I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, the only medicine that would control it was Prednisone. After too many years taking only that med my body got immune to it, so I only got worse. At the age of 22 when they did the Colonoscopy they realized that I was doing very bad and prone to get Cancer at any moment so I opted to get the surgery done. My surgery was done all in one step. It's been 6 years and a half and everything has been pretty good with the exception that my stool is water. I don't get the urgency of diarrhea but it's water. I just wanted to know if this happens to everyone or just me? I went back to the doctor and he had me take Imodium and it works but as soon as the effect is over I'm back to the way I was before. I would greatly appreciate any type of feed back.

Mamas Boys
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   Posted 2/16/2009 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi JR.  Welcome.  Most people on this forum have not had the surgery.  You might get a better response on the osotomy board or at

Good luck!

Mamas Boys (aka KTM)
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   Posted 2/16/2009 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you!

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   Posted 2/16/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Has it always been water or is this new? Are you having any pain?

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   Posted 2/16/2009 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
It has been like this for quite some time now. I would say 2-3 years and I don't feel any pain.
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