Dr. Ronald Kline

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Foreman, AR

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Colon and Rectal Surgery

Languages spoken

English

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86 Answers
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
About 10%: A family history of colon cancer, especially in a close relative, increases the risk of cancer 10% above the general population. If the relative was d... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Rectal bleeding is one of the signs of colon cancer, especially if it is in the lower part of the colon. The bleeding is caused by ulceration of the t... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Within an hour: Usually you can have fluids in recovery and should be able to eat abreakfast within 2 to 3 hours. This depends on how you feel and if you have any na... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not really: All bowel preps work by drawing water into the colon causing liquid stools. Most natural agents are stimulants and only promote some evacuation of sto... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not ususally: Hiccups are due to spasm of the diaphragm, the muscle separating the chest from the abdomen. Usually they are caused by iiritation of the muscle and ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Ibs is "irritable bowel syndrome" and effects the intestines usually causing bouts of diarrhea and constipation along with cramping and bloating. Ger... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Low dose fiber: A low dose of a fiber supplement may help "bind" the stool and make it firmer.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Colace (docusate sodium) is a softener and usually does not stimulate the GI tract. Enemas work by causing rectal distension which causes the rectum t... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Depending on the stage of your pregnancy, medication can be given. The anesthesiologist will discuss this with you beforehand ro advise you of the ris... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
MOM: Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) (mom) is a fairly gentle and safe laxative. It draws fluid into the intestinal tract to moisten and soften the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) seems to work well to promote comfortable, normal evacuation. There have been no reported adverse effects from chronic u... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Usually the small volume of a fleet's enema is not a problem. If this is a persistent need to use the enema for a bowel movement, then something other... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Unusual: Trauma to the rectum may result in injury that would cause swelling and posinly a hematoma (blood clot) and this might become infected. In abscess wou... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Since polyps are caused by an abnormality in cell growth, polyp formation will continue from this time onward. As exposure to toxic material in the gu... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Smoking increases the risk of many cancers including colorectal cancers.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: There is no relation between exercise or lack of it and the progression of crohns.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: There is an association between colon and ovarian cancer, so if you have had one then your surveillance for the other should be increased.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Biopsies are taken for many reasons. A biopsy is a sample of tissue used to help establish a diagnosis. It may show inflammation, a benign polyp or gr... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Liquids: No solid or soft foods ar allowed on the day of the prep. Any liquid that you can see through (clear liquids) is allowed--tea, black coffee, water, ju... 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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