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Digestive issues after ostomy reversal.

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:47 pm

Hi, I had an emergency colostomy one week after I had a surgery caused a rectovaginal fistula. I has the colostomy for 6 months and then had a reversal. I had a Medtronic sacral nerve stimulation implant due to bowel incontince. This was a year ago. I have now been diagnosed with Bile Gastritis and Barrett's Esophagus causing severe digestive issues. Has anyone else had digestive issues after an ostomy reversal???

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:47 am

Helo Believe890. Most of us are not medical people on this site, so what you get is just opinion based on experiences.  I too had reflux leading to Barretts Oesophagus  and sacral nerve stimulation for incontinence. My reflux was due to a hiatus hernia and I managed to control the reflux with a combination of Domperidone, Lansoprazole and raising my bed so that I sleep in a similar position as I might be, if I was in a hammock. The other two conditons never really got sorted.

 My thoughts on these matters, for what they're worth, are that the tube from mouth to anus is, essentially, in one continuous length and if it's not working properly, then the problems are likely to be of a similar source or nature wherever they appear in the tube.  I did not put any of my other problems down to having a stoma. However, after one operation, My urination was severely affected and I shared this with the surgeon - who denied that the surgery had anything to do with it. After the next operation, miraculously, the urinary problems were no longer an issue. Methinks! It is as well to be very sceptical about things doctors tell us when they are denying responsibility.

Best wishes

Bill 

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:43 am

TRUE, THAT !!!!

 

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