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What Exactly is A J-Pouch?

What is a J-pouch? 

That is the question I get asked most often and you know what? I totally get it! They’re kind of complicated and difficult to understand. Most people have never even heard of a J-pouch and when I explain it to them I am often met with puzzled looking faces.

Today’s post will teach you all the details you need to know about IPAA surgery with easy-to-understand information and less “jargon.” Here we go! 

How Do You Do the Number Two Without A Rectum from Which to Poo?

Before we get into the J-pouch it’s important to understand how the normal digestive system works and what each organ does. Click on the hot spots on the image below to learn about them.


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