Matt’s Story about Getting His Loop Ileostomy

Raw Data: Age/Gender: 21 years/Male
Diagnosis: Severe Ulcerative Colitis (officially diagnosed April 24, 2012 – age 19)
Treatment: Medications (15 months) then surgery.
Main Medications (highest dosage): Prednisone (50mg) 6-mercaptopurine (100mg) 5-ASA/Mezavant/Asacol (4.8g) Metronidazole (500mg/3x daily) Procedures: Colonoscopy (2), EDG, sphincterotomy Surgeries: Laprascopic proctocolectomy + ileo-anal J-pouch construction + loop ileostomy (July 2013)
Loop ileostomy closure (October 2013) Laparotomy […]