• Ileocecal Valve

    Asked by BeckyTice on Sunday, March 17, 2013

    Ileocecal Valve

    The surgeon that I saw Friday says they will be removing the valve. How does the backflow control happen without the valve there?

    2 Answers from the Community

    • abrub's Avatar

      You might be able to find some information by searching in the CSN colorectal forum. My surgeon resected from both sides of my ileocecal valve, but left the valve, so I function normally (bless his heart, head and hands!)

      over 4 years ago
    • BeckyTice's Avatar

      I talked to my primary care doctor. She says it's not necessary to have it. So I'm good with that. Just for kicks... here's the link that I found on the topic. http://digestiveawareness.drupalgardens.com/content/ileocecal-valve-preventing-backflow

      I also went back to the radiologist and asked them to look at my CAT Scan again. The report said my appendix was normal, but I had it removed 30 years ago. I had a lythrotrypsy [sp?] back in December too and the report said I had bilateral kidney stones. I just asked them to give the disk a second look. They said they would be happy to do so. I really like my radiologist.... and the report was rushed, so now they have some time to comment on those two things.

      I met with the oncologist today. He's a real nice guy and seems to be very smart. He's local so I won't have to travel very far to see him. He ordered some more blood work. CEA? Blood Chemistry and CBC. He also order a chest CAT Scan. Said he doesn't expect my cancer to be a stage 4 or 5.... so that's excellent news to spend the rest of the week with.

      I've got a notebook and I'm keeping notes.... yippee.... control is a good thing....

      over 4 years ago

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