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DR ended removing colon for colonic inertia

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  • Posted By: piccadilly
  • April 21, 2009
  • 06:58 PM

Has anyone had their colon removed to tre

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  • sorry about previous post, having trouble with postingMy surgeon wants to remove my whole colon due to colonic inertia. (Cannot have BM without numerous laxatives even after 7-14 days....long story)Anyway, I would like to hear from anyone that has had this done & are happy with their outcome. This is a very big decision I have to make and need some feedback.
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  • Hi Im 34 and i Had my colon removed in May, I have had 11 ops and ended up with ODS and lost my colon. Have you had yours removed. Im alot better in myself as my bowel is no longer poisoning me but it is a big decision and at times I find all of very hard but my small intestines was joined back to my rectum, would you have a colestomy bag or an ileus pouch?
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  • im 22 and just underwent surgery to remove my lrg colon. luckily my doctor was able to re connect my small intestines to my rectum with a few cms of healthy large bowel (thus avoiding an ileostomy). i've had problems since i was around 3 and my conditions (severe constipation) had been on going since then. my doctor, who finally diagnosed and helped me told me this is sort of a rare/new diagnose? or something to that affect..at least that not alot of doctors are aware of it or can detect it since the greatest detection would be your symptoms and medical history . there is no formal test they can give you to tell you this is what is causing you all the trouble. but i look at it this way: when it came to surgery , that is when i had exhausted all my options, years of discomfort, and worsening, drs told m e it was not possible to go a month wwithout eliminating anything but i was going 3. when u have no quality of life or are in constant pain and spending your weeks travelling back and forth to the E.R just TRYING to find a doctor that will help you or look at you or at least give you SOME reccomendation that you havent already tried |(and i live in CANADA?) options are getting pretty sparse. the surgery was the right thing for me to do personally. i would recommend it to someone in my position because it really did make all the difference and was nothing compared to what i was going through. i would say jus make sure you have a good doctor who takes the time with you and makes you feel comfortable. also you know your body better than anyone so if a doctor should take offense to you wanting another opinion i think something is wrong with that. (i ended up switcching drs because the specialist opted for laproscopy and the ER doctor i finally had the fortune of running into decidded with my agreement that opening me up all the way was much safer, which turned out to be exactly true.) Definetly dont rush into something but if this is something thats been going on a looong time i imagine the dr would guess other avenues have been tested.
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