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Dr. Ronald Kline

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Foreman, AR

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Colon and Rectal Surgery

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English

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86 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Screening: A flex-sig is usually done in the office as a preliminary screening procedure. It is also useful as a follow-up if you have had polyps removed in the ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Fistulas can lead to serious problems if left untreated. The fistula tract may spread, devloping secondary openings with multiple abscesses and draini... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Late afternoon: The effects of the bowel prep usually start about an hour after you begin and may last up to 4 hours (sometimes 6) so you can time the prep from there... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Essentially: The prep is intended to clean out the colon to allow thorough visualization during the colonoscopy and is meant to produce clear, watery diarrhea. The... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Possibly: A cancer anywhere in the GI tract indicates a susceptibility of the cells to undergo malignant degeneration due to exposure to toxins in the diet.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: An enema stimulates the rectum because of its volume. Softeners make the stool absorb more water thus making them softer. Sn enema may make the stool ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Usually not: The gas after colonoscopy is further down the gut and any anti-gas medication (most of which act locally) will not get there in time to disperse the g... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Both: Asacol (mesalamine) can bring flare-ups under control and low doses can be used for maintenance therapy. This should be supervised by your doctor to m... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Occasionally manual presure on the abdomen is needed to overcome coiling of the scope. This may cause some soreness afterward. Bruising may occur if y... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Any tissue removed is submitted for microscopic analysis. If the doctor suspects cancer then he/she may ask for a "frozen section" which allows the ti... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Small chance: An avm in the colon is usually removed by resection so that the lesion is entirely removed. If the avm is treated by laser ablation then there is a ch... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: The effects of the sedation and analgesia should wear off within 2 to 4 hours.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Discuss your concerns with your doctor. If you are having new or recurrent symptoms then a repeat exam would be warranted. Also, be sure to contact yo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Untreated fistulas can develop secondary openings which will make the surgery more complicated and can lead to damage to the sphincter which may cause... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: No link that I am aware of. Endometriosis can implant on the colon wal and cause symptoms that might be similar to ulcerative colitis.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Having a colon polyp increases your risk of developing colon cancer about 10% over the general population. That is why it is important to maintain a f... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Occasionally the high volume of liquid consumed does not empty from the stomach properly and gastric distension with vomiting can occur.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Usually not: Depending on the portion of colon removed you may need more fluids to compensate for that lost in the stool. Most limitations in your diet will be lea... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Mechanical: Celiac disease is due to an immune response to food allergens, usually gluten in wheat products. Ibs is a neuro-mechanical problem due to an over-resp... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Probably not: This pain may arise in the abdomial muscles. However, this might be a symptom of a hiatal hernia in which the upper portion of the stomach protrudes t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
It can: Chronic use of stimulus laxatives can cause a "burn-out" of the nerves in the colon requiring increasing doses of the laxative leading to increasing p... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Ice pack & topical: Apply an ice pack to the rectal area for 10 to 15 minutes whilc lying down. A topical cream with cortisone may also help. If bleeding persists, is hea... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Physician: The colonoscopy will be done by your physician-either a gastroenterologist or a colon-rectal surgeon. A nurse or technician may help the physician.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: The age peak for stomach cancer is in the older population. However, younger individuals can be a t risk, especially if there is a strong family histo... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Esophageal pouch: There may be an esophageal diverticulum not visible on endoscopy. A barium swallow may delineate this. Also possible foreign body which my be seen on ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Possible hard stool: This could be firm stool in the part of the colon that goes across the upper abdomen, since it is not present all the time. To relieve your anxiety, y... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Levator spasm: You may be having spasm of the muscle that supports the bladder, rectum and vagina (levator muscle). There is no known cause for or treatment of this.... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Ectopic vs appendix.: You could have either another ectopic or early appendicitis, a sonogram could rule these out.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Sebaceous cyst: You may have a cyst under the skin that periodically swells. Have it checked.. This can be removed fairly easily. An abscess would be painful on a mor... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Possible ectopic : You may have an ectopic pregnancy. It would be best to have this checked out.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Get examined: Yellow mucous can signify a bacterial infection. The blood may be due to trauma to lining of your bronchi from the coughing. The constipation may or m... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Several: Possible complications include: perforation, bleeding either from a tear or from a polypectomy, infection, a flare-up of diverticulitis or colitis, sp... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Liquids and laxative: On the before the colonoscopy, you will be on a liquid diet all day and either drink an electrolyte solution or take a series of tablets-both of which... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Any natural anti-inflammatory agent may be helpfull, such as omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin e, Alpha lipoic acid. Probiotics will help maintain the natu... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Antibiotics will help keep the infection from worsening, but once a fistula forms surgery will be needed to remove the fistula tract and the infected ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Surgery: If small the cancer may be removed by local excision. Larger tumors will need wider resections to remove any potential microsopic spread.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: The stimulant in Dulcolax suppositories is available inliquid form and can be administered as an enema, mineral oil enemas are also helpful in removin... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Change in bowel habits, decrease in the diameter of the stool, mucus discharge, weight loss, unexplained anemia, abdominal pain, are among the symptom... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Virtual colonoscopy can screen for polyps. If one is found a traditional colonoscopy will be needed to remove it. Virtual colonoscopy is good for foll... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
A day: You can usually return to normal activity the day afier the procedure.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Briefly: Fleets enemas work by causing distension of the rectum, leading to evacuation of the contents of the rectum. If you have had a fecal impaction, you ma... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: It maybe uncomfortable to insert the enema tip but there shouldn't be any problem using the enema.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Clear, liquid "stool" is the ideal end result of the prep for colonoscopy.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Colon cleansing will remove the normal bacteria in the colon and can lead to overgrowth of harmful bacteria. Stool bulking agents such as fiber, psyll... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Maybe: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) has ingredients simialr to the peg preps like go-lytely. Howver, the commercial preps are balanced in the make-up of the... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Perhaps: If the herpetic lesions are open you may see blood on the surface of the stool or on the toilet paper. Blood in the body of the stool usually comes fr... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Ibs does not lead to colon cancer. However, IBS type symptoms may obscure symptoms of colon cancer. So any change in your symptoms should be discussed... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: It is possible to have an impaction or other blockage that will obstruct your colon. Evaluation with an abdominal exam, digital rectal exam, plain x-r... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Fairly safe: Both are reasonably safe for short term use. However, long term use can lead to problems. Both work primarily by coating the stomach to help acid effe... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
X-rays and scans: Intestinal pain can be difficult to diagnose. X-rays and scans can help determine a cause, along with upper & lower intestinal endoscopy. There are al... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kline is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kline is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Specific re why not, how fiber etc is enough. Well explained - Thanks!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! It's not my question, but I'm having a similar issue. Sigh.
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Top Colorectal Surgeon , First Place, Arkansas - Winter
2013
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