What is Proctocolectomy?

Proctocolectomy is the surgical removal of the rectum and all or part of the colon. It is a most widely accepted surgical method for ulcerative colitis and Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) .

A proctocolectomy is considered a cure for ulcerative colitis, as the disease only attacks the large intestine and the rectum, and the disease cannot flare-up again, but extra-intestinal symptoms will remain. It can also be performed for Crohn's disease that has damaged the entire large intestine and caused complications, but it does not cure or eliminate the disease.

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what is the difference between dysplastic and hyperplastic polyps carpeting the entire stomache? I have FAP, AND SCLERODERMA AND HAVE HAD A TOTAL...

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Brief Answer:
It means presence of both hyperplastic and dysplastic polyps.

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It means presence of both hyperplastic and...

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I have Crohn's Disease (had a total proctocolectomy with ileostomy). I continue to have pain, cramps, and Crohn's related uveilitis (chronically)....

doctor1 MD

Brief answer....opinion is divided amongst doctors about the use of THC in crohn's disease.
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Thanks for the query.
I have...

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My boyfriend had a proctocolectomy and now has an ileostomy bag. He said his stool has turned milky and whitish. Is this normal? His surgery was...

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Well come to HCM
Thank for asking
Your concern being appreciated, milky or whitish stool may not be normal one but it could be due to diet taken if...

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