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Hello, recently I have been thinking about how a doctor removed staples from my recum/j pouch years after my surgery during a colonoscopy. Are they able to be removed after years or should they have stayed there to keep it in place. I do feel like I have to go to the bathroom more and I have pain at least every other week with a little bit of blood.

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I would think after all these years the built up scar tissue would adequately support the anal anastomosis.
Your GI who performs your scopes would be the best resource to look at/feel that area for integrity and any other issues.

For each scope my GI does performs, he does note that area, what it feels like, any staple line ulcers, etc.

I can tell you from experience, that irritation in that area (I have cufffitis) can cause  symptoms you are experiencing.

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