It sounds like you need to go back to your Doctors for furthur clarification. The symptoms of Chron's disease and Ulcerative Colitis are quite similar so maybe that is why they will not be able to provide a definite answer untill they have looked at the bowel during surgerey.
It is not common for people to have an Ileostomy these days, however if you should need one it may only be a temporary requirement. I suggest you make a time to speak to your surgeon so you fully understand what is going on. Maybe take a friend or relative with you as sometimes it can be quite a lot of information to take in. Write down any questions you might have before you talk to your Doctor.
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