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UCtoOstomy
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February 19, 2019 6:25 pm  

Hey guys,

I am looking for honest information on how your rectum stump removal surgery went, and any affect on sexual function afterwards.   You can reply here or PM but I just want to know how others have faired with this.  My surgeon mentions that ED is a possible outcome, but I am young and enjoy the intimate time with my spouse.     Maybe even having another child in the future.   Looking forward to your 'no holds barred' replies.  


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PeculiarVeggie824
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February 20, 2019 3:26 am  

Hi there!

I have a sigmoid colostomy and had my rectum removed 3 weeks ago. I resumed sexual activity a few days ago and all was good except for this VERY tense ache in my penis after orgasm and ejaculation which increases in intensity when I have an erection post-ejaculation only. It's still early so I am hoping this is temporary.


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VeganOstomy
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February 20, 2019 10:58 am  

My surgeon was very good to ask me how things were in that department. Fortunately, there were no problems then or since. 

I did have pain when urinating for several weeks after the surgery, but then again, I was sore and a lot was hurting after that. Once the pains went away, things were back to normal. 

ED is a risk, and your surgeon would be able to tell you how risky your particular surgery will be (based on your overall health and complexity of your disease). 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Sasquatch
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February 21, 2019 6:29 am  

I had my rectal stump removed at the end of November of last year.  It took a few weeks for complete function to return, but it eventually did.

As with Eric, urination caused me a little discomfort for a while, but that too normalized after some time.

I was told there is a chance of having nerves stretched, possibly broken, but it appears that mine have all healed properly.

UC since 2002, subtotal colectomy Dec. 2016, proctolectomy Nov. 2018.


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UCtoOstomy
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February 21, 2019 11:48 am  

Thanks for the replies guys.  I meet with my surgeon for a scope yearly, and will be discussing removal.  There is an option for j-pouch and reversal, but I don't think I want to go that route. I appreciate the honesty here.  My rectal stump is quite inflamed at times, and I still use Mesalamine suppositories to help calm the inflammation...  I was prescribed a 'short chain fatty acid' enema mixture,  but had issues retaining it.  Looking at all options, but hoping to keep the stump for a few more years.  Surgeon mentioned that the surgery can be done laparoscopic but the exit wound takes a while to heal.    


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Sasquatch
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February 22, 2019 9:47 am  

I was released to return to work without restrictions roughly 5 weeks after surgery.  That exit wound does take a little time, but not as much as you'd think.  I had another couple of weeks I tried not to exert myself too much.  It's not bad getting through, just keep a positive outlook on it and you'll be fine.

UC since 2002, subtotal colectomy Dec. 2016, proctolectomy Nov. 2018.


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