What is Ileostomy?

Category: Surgeries

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Ileostomy is a surgical procedure in which an opening to the small intestine is brought to the surface of the skin so that waste can be collected in an external pouch system. This is done when later sections of the GI tract, such as the large intestine or colon, are not able to process waste.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Crohn's disease 6 1
Ulcerative colitis 3 0
Colon cancer 2 1
Familial adenomatous polyposis 2 1
Anal fistula 1 0
Atony of colon 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
1
Mild
0
None
5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ileostomy

Side effect Patients
Chronic dehydration 2
Dehydration 2
Hernia 2
Allergic contact dermatitis 1
Chronic diarrhea 1
Diarrhea 1

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Duration

Currently having Ileostomy

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1

Stopped having Ileostomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 18
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 0
Not specified 5
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Ileostomy.