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If I need surgery, will I have to wear an ostomy bag?

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If I need surgery, will I have to wear an ostomy bag?

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Not necessarily. There are three options for eliminating bowel waste after removal of the colon. One is the standard ostomy, and use of ostomy appliances. Another is a so-called continent ostomy, which is emptied through a rigid tube you insert through the valve-like ostomy opening. The third is the ileo-anal pull-through, where the ileum is attached to the rectal wall, and you eliminate through the anus.

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