What is Ileo-anal pouch?

Category: Equipment


An ileo-anal pouch, also known as a j-pouch, is a surgical treatment option for patients who need to have their large intestine (colon) removed. This type of pouch uses a portion of the lower intestine to act as as a new rectum as opposed to requiring an external ostomy bag.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ileo-anal pouch

Side effect Patients
Bowel obstruction 1
Pouchitis 1


Based on patients currently using Ileo-anal pouch

Dosage Patients
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Ileo-anal pouch

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Ileo-anal pouch


Currently using Ileo-anal pouch

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped using Ileo-anal pouch

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
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