Digestive Issues After Ostomy Reversal.

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???

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Digestive Issues After Ostomy Reversal.

Ostomy Reversal & Cosmetic Surgery Outcomes

I am a healhy 47 year old that have always excersized and taken pride and care of myself, athletic ..etc. On December 22nd 2017, I went to poop that morning and ended up in excruciating pain. Went to the Emergency room…after 2-3 hours, they told me my colon had ruptured. They removed 9 inches of my sigmoid colon, surgery lasted 3.5 hours because I was so septic and almost died. Spent 11 days in the hospital and I am left with a colostomy bag and have been told that I can reverse my condition in 4 months.  in addition, I had an open wound and just got off the wound vac machine this wesk.


 Any advice or help is appreciated!!!

While I faced death, I am happy to be alive but devastated this happened to me.

I am looking for support here:
1.) Should I be worried about the reversal success?
2.) Anyone ever go to a cosmetic surgeon to repair their scars?  They cut me around the right side of my belly button then straight down.  I know it’s early…but I will want to cosmetically change my belly button and at least have my scar asymmetrical.



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Ostomy Reversal & Cosmetic Surgery Outcomes

Reversal? Yes Or No (assuming You Have The Option To Do It)

im just curious, are there people like me that have the option to get a reversal from a colostomy but are just plain on the fence with pros, cons, ups downs whatever? And dont do anything? At the rate Im going I just wonder if its all worth it. Wow im 20 months in already. May i have your thoughts.


also,what is the difference between a colostomy and an ilieostomy?

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Reversal? Yes Or No (assuming You Have The Option To Do It)