rectal stump. Why is it left? This operation is performed because removal of the back passage, together with the anal canal, is a major operation which can leave a large wound which may takes some months to heal. Often the operation is initially done with the intention of reversing the colostomy. However, in reality this is not always possible. Aug 30, My name is Marsha, and when I had my ileostomy done more than 50+ years ago (I was 15) due to Ulcerative Colitis, they deliberately left in the rectal stump, hoping that it would heal.
After 4 years, it still had active disease, bled all the time, and I was sick of. Aug 17, The stool leaves the body through the stoma and doesn't enter the rectum. Sometimes there can still be discharge from the bottom, where the rectum and the anus are, even though there's a stoma. 1 How often there is a need to empty some fluid out of the rectum, and why, will vary from person to person. In many cases, this is a normal Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins.
May 30, I had my colectomy with ileostomy 20 years ago. 2 weeks later I had episode of massive rectal bleeding after an ulcer eroded into a rectal artery, causing life-threatening blood loss. I continued to have bloody mucus discharge, inflammation and pain unresponsive to Rowasa enemas, Proctofoam, or oral steroids, so I had my rectal stump removed. Apr 23, 1 year ago.
Hi Paul, I had a proctectomy, rectal stump removed 2/3/ It had been a year after having total colectomy with ileostomy. Was experiencing bleeding from stump/ UC issues.
It was very sore when sitting for first few weeks, but I was blessed it did heal without issues. Oct 01, Washout of the rectal stump was achieved via a 24 Fr Foley catheter inserted via the anus. The abdominal Foley catheter was flushed with 50 mL twice daily for 6 days, with removal of the rectal Foley after 4 days. The patient had a slow recovery and was discharged to the rehab ward two months following the initial Hartmann’s procedure.