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What is an ileostomy reversal procedure?

The ileostomy procedure essentially reroutes a loop of your intestine to the stoma opening created at your skin surface. In an ileostomy reversal, the routing of the intestine is restored to its pre-ileostomy function–after ileostomy, your food will travel through your stomach and intestines and will be excreted through the anus.

What to expect after a reversal of ileostomy?

4 Common Symptoms After Ileostomy Reversal Surgery

  • Frequent Bowel Movements. Reconnecting the small intestine to the rectum restores the ability to have bowel movements without an ileostomy bag.
  • Incontinence. An article in the May 2008 issue of “The World Journal of Gastroenterology” explains that about 60 percent of people experience some leakage of stool, called incontinence.
  • Obstruction.
  • Infection.
  • What are diet recommendations after an ileostomy reversal?

    • Bananas Don’t eat more than 1 small ripe banana per day for the first 3 to 4 weeks after your surgery.
    • Broccoli
    • Coconut water
    • Chicken, fish, and veal
    • Oranges without seeds or membrane (the thin clear or white part around each section)
    • Orange juice without pulp
    • Potatoes without skin
    • Soy milk
    • Tomato or vegetable soup
    • Turkey

    What to expect after ileostomy closure? These loose frequent stools can last for 1 to 3 weeks after surgery. Since the child’s skin in this area has not had contact with stool for some time, the skin is very sensitive. Children who wear diapers could get a bad diaper rash.

    Can I reverse my colostomy or ileostomy? Surgery to reverse a temporary colostomy or ileostomy (reconnection of the bowel) can be is a relatively minor procedure, but not all colostomies or ileostomies can be reversed. After surgery, patients stay in hospital until their bowel begins to function again.

    What are diet recommendations after an ileostomy reversal?

    What are diet recommendations after an ileostomy reversal?

    • Bananas Don’t eat more than 1 small ripe banana per day for the first 3 to 4 weeks after your surgery.
    • Broccoli
    • Coconut water
    • Chicken, fish, and veal
    • Oranges without seeds or membrane (the thin clear or white part around each section)
    • Orange juice without pulp
    • Potatoes without skin
    • Soy milk
    • Tomato or vegetable soup
    • Turkey

    What foods should you avoid after reverse ileostomy surgery?

    For the first 3 to 4 weeks after your surgery, avoid raw fruits with skin, such as:

    • Apples
    • Strawberries
    • Blueberries
    • Grapes

    How long Did you Have Your ostomy before reversal? The ideal time to close your ostomy is about 3 to 12 months after your surgery. You also should be finished with chemotherapy or other treatments. It’s also possible to wait several years to do a reversal.

    Can I reverse my colostomy or ileostomy? Surgery to reverse a temporary colostomy or ileostomy (reconnection of the bowel) can be is a relatively minor procedure, but not all colostomies or ileostomies can be reversed. After surgery, patients stay in hospital until their bowel begins to function again.