I had a pouch dilation on my 30 year old pouch recently. Recovery is harder than expected. Has anyone else gone thru stricture dilation.
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Are you talking about a strictureplasty or an endoscopic balloon dilation?
If you are talking about endoscopic balloon dilation, I had 3 of them done, and they are described in great detail in this thread:
I don't really consider that procedure a surgery. Strictureplasty is a surgery, but it's not a dilation. So I am confused by your post.
Also, is your stricture at the inlet, or outlet? Strictures at the inlet/afferent loop are very common in older pouches due to backsplash stool and the SIBO/inflammation and scar tissue than can be caused by it.
The structure is on the outlet. Wasn't a balloon dilation. Hager and digital was done but wasn't expecting the amount of bleeding and cramping I'm having. It was done a under general.
So was this a strictureplasty? Was scar tissue removed and was the anal sphincter cut? I am still not clear on exactly what was done. Hager is a maker of digital tools. I am not aware of a procedure by that name. I assume that prior to this procedure you were unsuccessfully dilated?
Hegar dilators are graduated rods used to dilate accessible orifices (e.g. a pouch outlet stricture) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hegar_dilators
Digital dilation is dilation with a finger (digit).
Sometimes the procedure goes a bit too far, and the recovery is challenging. I prefer gradual, repeated procedures over days and weeks, but that’s got its own issues.
Thanks for posting that Scott. I was not aware of these devices. The prior post had referred to "Hager" which coincidentally manufactures digital tools:
I take it from your post that Hegar and Hager are different companies making different things.