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    How complicated is it to reverse an ileostomy?

    I had a new ileostomy formed because of a recto-vaginal fistula. This is my second ileostomy and second recto-vaginal fistula. Can the new ileostomy be reversed if the fistula has healed and should the scar tissue of the fistula be scraped?
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  • Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. We … View Profile

    Thank you for your enquiry.

    Due to the detailed nature of your questions they are quite difficult to answer in an online forum.

    Bowel Cancer Australia's Bowel Care Advisory Services team are able to answer bowel cancer related questions, and provide support to patients with bowel cancer and their loved ones.

    Questions about bowel cancer treatment and recovery can be sent through to Bowel Cancer Australia's Bowel Care Advisory Services team for individual response and advice.

    You can send any bowel cancer related questions to our Bowel Care Nurses using the web form available at

    In the meantime, Bowel Cancer Australia does have information about Stoma Reversals on our website at

    We hope this is of assistace and wish you a lovely day.

    Kind Regards,
    The team at Bowel Cancer Australia

    Please Note: The information provided by Bowel Cancer Australia’s Nurse and Nutritionist Advisory Services is intended for Australian residents as a reference guide only. It is not a substitute for independent professional advice and is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or disorder.

    If you believe your symptoms are consistent with those of bowel cancer or a digestive illness, please consult your doctor.

    Bowel Cancer Australia, its directors, officers or medical professionals shall not be liable to any person, company or any other body for any loss, direct or indirect or consequential on whatsoever account for any omission or negligent misstatement.

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