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How should you drain a K-pouch (continent ileostomy) after three months?

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Three months after surgery, there are usually no specific restrictions. You’ll probably need to empty the pouch four to six times per day and use irrigation two of these times. But anytime you feel full or bloated, drain the pouch. And do it before you work out or go to bed.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 26, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 26, 2018

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