Colostomy Reversal without Rectum and Anus: Is it Possible?

Feb 11, 2019 12:26 pm

Good day,

I have a question here. Is it possible to get a colostomy reversal even though the rectum and the anus were removed?

Past Member
Feb 11, 2019 12:51 pm

I don't think so. I don't believe they can re-create an anus. Unless modern medicine has come further than I thought... I guess you never know what they can do these days... But I wouldn't count on it.

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Feb 11, 2019 2:30 pm

I was told no.

Feb 11, 2019 3:13 pm

I was told no as well.

Past Member
Feb 11, 2019 4:38 pm

Can't imagine that being done with no rectum

Living with Your Ostomy | Hollister
Feb 12, 2019 1:12 am

I was told no as well. I had a lot of reconstructive surgery, but they could not do that! Not today anyway! I always look for future medical advancements!



Feb 12, 2019 2:59 pm

I, too, was told no, too much that cannot be reconstructed.

Past Member
Feb 12, 2019 3:04 pm

Question....Would you really want to go through such another major operation?

Feb 12, 2019 9:04 pm

If I thought it would make things the way they used to be! Absolutely! I did not have any issues prior to a tumor, so I did not live with IC or IBS or Crohn's! Those that have would probably say, "Oh no!"

Past Member
Feb 13, 2019 8:21 am

I did not have UC before I had an operation and had a good life health-wise, but knowing what I do, I think having a bag is not a big problem as I thought it would be when they told me that would happen. I still do and eat most of the things I did before, just more careful when lifting. I can do without a hernia lol that's just my thoughts ...

Feb 13, 2019 6:40 pm

I was told no, I have had my colostomy for almost 30 years and after I had it for 6 years, I was told by a doctor who was finally honest with me that I could never get it reversed.