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What is the difference between ileostomy and colostomy?

An ileostomy is an ostomy made with a part of the small intenstine (or ileum). An ileostomy sits on the right side of the stomach, faeces are in liquid form, and the individual has to empty their ostomy bag multiple times a day. A colostomy is an ostomy formed with a part of the large intestine (or colon).

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Also, is a colostomy and ileostomy the same?

The bowel may have to be rerouted through an artificially created hole (stoma) in the abdomen so that faeces can still leave the body. A colostomy is an operation that connects the colon to the abdominal wall, while an ileostomy connects the last part of the small intestine (ileum) to the abdominal wall.

Likewise, what kind of stool comes out of an ileostomy? Your stoma is made from the lining of your intestine. It will be pink or red, moist, and a little shiny. Stool that comes from your ileostomy is thin or thick liquid, or it may be pasty. It is not solid like the stool that comes from your colon.

Keeping this in consideration, why would someone have a colostomy and an ileostomy?

Why a colostomy or an ileostomy is done A colostomy or an ileostomy is done when part of the intestine needs to be removed or bypassed. A colostomy or an ileostomy may be done as part of treatment for: cancer of the colon, rectum or anus. an inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.

Is an ileostomy reversible?

There's no time limit for having an ileostomy reversed, and some people may live with one for several years before it's reversed. It's also sometimes possible to reverse an end ileostomy if most of the large intestine (colon) has been sealed and left inside the abdomen.

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