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Surgery for UC

Hello! I have been struggling with treatment resistent Ulcerative Colitis for the last 5 years. I have tried every medication available and failed them all. I am now looking into surgery to have my colon removed, with the goal of having a j-pouch. Does anyone have any advice for me going into this journey? Anything helps.

  1. Hi . I can't personally speak to a J-pouch, but I want to share this Forum where I person asked a similar question: https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/forums/j-pouch-surgery. In addition, our patient leader Paul wrote this article with things to know about a J-pouch: https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/j-pouch and here is another on tips for living with a J-pouch: https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/j-pouch-tips. Hope this information is helpful. Best, Richard (Team Member)

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