Ask the Colorectal Surgeon
Dr. Beck is board certified in general and colon and rectal surgery and is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at Vanderbilt.. Dr. Beck conducts research into colorectal diseases, has authored and edited nine medical textbooks, and written over 350 scientific publications. He was the President of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) from 2010-2011. Dr. Beck is a nationally recognized expert in inflammatory bowel disease, anal, rectal and colon cancer, stomas, adhesions, bowel preparation, sphincter saving surgery for cancer, laparoscopic surgery, and postoperative pain management.
Delaying OutputI’ve had my ileostomy for about 18 months. It’s difficult to enjoy sex because the stoma seems to always be active. Is there a medicine I can take to stop output for a few hours?
You can take a dose at least 30 minutes before intimacy. As described in a later question, you will need to figure what dose works best for you. The medication usually lasts for six to eight hours.