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contraindication of colostomy

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: In the presence of a permanent colostomy, especially if the colostomy is in the distal bowel, daily irrigations and wearing a gauze pad can replace th ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See below: There are many factors to consider. Usually a colostomy is performed because of an inability to safely reconnect the colon together. It could be due t ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Colostomy may: Be needed for cancers too close to the rectal muscles to maintain continence, or any time that stool needs to be diverted away from necessary healing ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
See your surgeon: Consult with your surgeon about what to expect.
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Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Life goes on: Is it permanent? If so, you will need to make adjustments and expect some inconveniences. You will be able to do mostly anything. Work closely with ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Colostomy bag: http://www.wocn.org/ this is a website and an excellent place to start to find all kinds of great information regarding this question. I think you sho ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: possible to have custom made truss like device if you can find one who will make it for you Such services are extinct . Current appliances are better ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
Speak to the doc: I would recommend speaking your physician about what to expect in caring for someone with a colostomy.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
What it sounds like: Basically an enema of a colostomy (usually left sided, descending or sigmoid colon- solid stool present). Get info and training from your ostomy nur ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
It shouldn't: The colon itself has no pain receptors. You may have pain from relative obstruction to stool if t opening in the abdominal wall is narrow or scar tis ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alberto Sobrado
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Slow transit: Only for patients with a very slow GI transit ( days of constirpation).
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Colostomy: When it fills up.

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