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Posted by windycottage, on Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:01 pm
had a temp. colostomy put on going back to get reconceted how long should i wait and is it a lot easeir and will it work before dr said i was to infected and needed time to heal need something to look foraward too.
 
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Reply by Whoa, on Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:25 pm
Hi windy cottage

I don't know your medical particulars.   Basically, it should be reversed when the doctor thinks it is safe, no infection or inflammation, you've had ample recovery time to regain your strength, and all other medical issues stabilized.

Depending on your age, reason, diagnosis, etc, it may be anywhere from 2 months to 6 months; if it was done for cancer they will often do chemo/treatment and wait for a yearto check for recurrance.

Sorry it's not a straight  answer;  the question is probably best answered by your doctor.
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