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Rick
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September 24, 2020 10:19 pm  

My surgeon says he will leave anus, and sew me up on inside layers, instead of the sewing up outside.  Was told this has a better healing chance...anyone have experience with this type of closure?


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Dona
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September 25, 2020 1:21 pm  

Hi Rick. I don't know if its quite the same. But I had a sub total colectomy and was left with a bit of rectum ( like 3 inches ... maybe less) and my anus. It has all healed very well. 

Best of luck.

Onset of severe Ulcerative Colitus Oct.2012. Subtotal colectomy with illiostomy July 2015; Peristomal hernia repair ( Sugarbaker, mesh, laparoscopic) May 2017.


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September 30, 2020 9:37 am  

@rick I've known people who've had it done like that with success. I'm assuming you (or a home nurse) will be packing the wound on a regular basis and it gets smaller and smaller every time until it's fully closed. That is a good way to heal.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

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