Ileostomy Complications

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Ileostomy Complications

        The ileostomy surgical procedure is a very complicated one, used in the treatment of many life - threatening digestive conditions. For example, if a patient is diagnosed with colon or rectum cancer, ileostomy is a possibility. Also, if someone is suffering from ulcerative colitis or Chron's disease, you attending physician might also recommend ileostomy to end the pain you might find yourself in. In essence, the ileostomy surgical procedure means the end of your natural digestion and the reformation of your digestive tract. In stead of the anus, your digestive system will end with a stoma and a pouch, somewhere on the side of your abdomen. Just like with any other type of surgery, there are ileostomy complications that must be taken into consideration at every step and must be presented thoroughly to the patient.

       The first set of ileostomy complications that any person can encounter is the "in surgery" one. It includes excessive bleeding, cardiac and respiratory arrest as well as infection. All of them can lead to serious problems. Fortunately, some of these ileostomy complications can be predicted and, thus, prevented. For example, if you have high blood pressure and you lack some coagulate factors from your blood, the physician will expect you to have a tendency to bleed out. Therefore, he or she will have you on some coagulants before and during the surgery. Nothing much, since your body could form clots and then a whole new set of issues would arise. Unfortunately, cardiac and respiratory arrest cannot be predicted. Do not worry, most patients will never pass through something like that.

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       The post - operatory ileostomy complications range from the expected ones to the very weird ones. While not everyone experiences the same level of complications, some of them are pretty general. For example, every patient bleeds out through their stoma for a few days. If the quantity of blood is small and the bleeding stops in about a week, things are going well. If the blood changes color, thickens or simply does not stop flowing after a week, then that could be a sign that the ileostomy procedure was not done properly. Another post - operatory ileostomy complication is infection. Hospitals are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. These bacteria are antibiotic - resistant for the most part, since they grow in hospitals, which makes them all that more difficult to kill. If a patient gets infected with these kinds of bacteria in the weakened state after the surgery, the situation could turn dangerous very quickly. However, in recent years, special antibacterial rooms have been designed and patients with low immunity levels have been kept in these rooms. Many perilous infections have been avoided by using these bacteria - proof rooms.