Illeostomy loop

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by Guest Posts on Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:02 am

Illeostomy loop

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I had an illeostomy loop operation 3 months ago with absolutely no problems, am now receiving chemotherapy every 2 week's, and am wondering how long after chemotherapy it will be before my reverse operation can take place.
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by Dr Neil Galletly on Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:52 pm

Re: Illeostomy loop

There is no set time. The best people to ask would be your surgeon or the cancer nurse specialist who is looking after you. As a general rule of thumb, it is best to wait until you (and your bowel!) have recovered from the effects of the initial surgery and the chemotherapy - and this will depend on the initial surgery (and whether there were any complications), the chemotherapy given and your general health.
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