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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Steroids: It is always preferable to not have steroids on board prior to surgery. If your surgery is elective and youre only on steroids temporarily, then it wo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Sigmoid resection: Bowel movements may not be normal for a few weeks as the shortened segment promotes looser stools postop. Avoid eating harsh roughage for weeks and in ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Possibly: A permanent colostomy is necessary when a rectal cancer is too close to the anus to be completely removed without affecting the anal sphincter. Occas ... Read More
Dr. Donald Kim
36 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: Your surgery depends on the location of the cancer. If the tumor is low in the rectum or involves the anal sphincters you may need the area removed re ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sawyer
36 years experience General Surgery
Probably not: Almost all colon cancer surgery is done with a primary anastomosis putting the remaining ends together at the time of surgery. Rarely a temporary colo ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Go for it: the surgical risk today, as long as you are otherwise healthy and eating a healthy diet, is quite small
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Diverticular dz: Extensive diverticulosis is one of the indications for total colectomy there did you get repeated infections, were you symptomatic with pain, fever , ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
39 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not likely: Probably just post-op, but give the surgeon a call.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Define Success: You seem to be describing non-localized colon cancer. It is possible to treat localized recurrences however this is a form of palliation designed to s ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends on her wi: Chemotherapy is commonly used for recurrence of colon Cancer. if your Grandma(GM) is physically fit and able to take care of herself, then it is likel ... Read More
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Dr. Amir Bastawrous
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
The : The recovery time will vary from person to person and doctor to doctor. Typically, you can expect a hospital stay of 2-4 days and recovery at home fo ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
S/p gallbladder: Post- cholecystectomy syndrome affects 5-40% of the population. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postcholecystectomy_syndrome For diarrhea can use Qu ... Read More

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