J-Pouch Construction

J-Pouch Creation

J-Pouch Creation I’ve been going through a series on the J-Pouch to help patients better understand what it is and what life with one is like. In continuing with the series, I decided to write a post about the creation of the J-Pouch. Maybe I’m strange, but I was very interested in every last detail of how it was…

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J-Pouch Complications

J-Pouch Complications

J-Pouch Complications Many of you already know that I’ve been going through a series on J-Pouches this month in honor of my 2 years since takedown! Please be sure to check out my previous posts: The History of the J-Pouch, What is a J-Pouch, and Two Years Since Takedown. Although I would consider my own experience with a J-Pouch…

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What is a J-Pouch?

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What is a J-Pouch? Many patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) undergo a procedure called the ileal-pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA). IPAA is also known as J-Pouch surgery. Sources vary, but in my research, I’ve read that anywhere from 15-50% of ulcerative colitis patients will eventually have surgery. The IPAA procedure involves removing the entire colon and rectum. A pouch, or reservoir is then created…

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J-Pouches Through the Ages

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This month begins my series on J-Pouches. I have spent many months researching and many hours putting all these posts together to get a better understanding of J-Pouches so that I might share the information with you. I hope that you enjoy my five-part series on the J-Pouch. This week I share J-Pouch History. J-Pouch History 1933 The first attempted…

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