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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Reconnection: The reversal procedure is to re-establish colonic continuity so the patient can again eliminate via anus. Keep in mind that not all ostomies can or s ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes : Yes & laparoscopic colostomy reversal is when it is done through a scope.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Not unusual after getting the plumbing reworked. Discuss with the surgeon at follow up visit. Not normal to have severe pain, vomiting, no stool ou ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not usually: Once you have fully healed, then a regular diet should be fine. Some really stringy foods such as celery can bother some people, and some foods such a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neria Hebbar
Specializes in General Surgery
Not to worry: If there is no history of ulcerative colitis in the past there is no reason to believe a reversal procedure will precipitate one. If you did not have ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Assuming the perforation was recognized and treated promptly, the outlook is fine.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Insert drain: Ileostomy after rectal cancer is used to protect the rectal resuturing to establish continuity in the bowel. II there is some kind of abscess and leak ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Difficult question: to answer without knowing much more details. Why was that surgery done? What is the remaining anatomy? Remaining colon or rectum in place? Reconnectin ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Progressive: You can start now restricting calories to about 1800/day. I suggest that you wait for about 6 weeks to go lower than that. Make sure you are taking a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Need attention: Please talk to the doctor who did funduplication.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes.: When performing a nissen fundoplication, the esophagus is only marginally affected. Therefore, following reversal your esophageal function should retu ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Vinocur
47 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Yes: It depends on the reconstruction. If you have a j pouch and the contents are moving through rapidly and you have not adapted, a patient may have many ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: It depends on whether or not the rectum was removed or not. There's no reason to think you have a sphincter problem, and if that's true, along with th ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saurabh Bajpai
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Majority of the time you will be able to have bowel movements after colostomy. Rarely their might be a surgical issue that may decrease your bowel mov ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Maybe: I usually have my patients in regular diet before they leave the hospital. By the time the food transits into colon it is digested anyway and mechani ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Jones singer
37 years experience Gynecology
Recovery activities: The recovery period for your surgery is typically 2-4 weeks. Discuss with your doctor regarding your post operative activities allowed.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
Depends : Initial post op period, stay of softer foods and avoid really rough foods like broccoli, salads etc. Some people can have issue w bread and hard meats ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hunter
12 years experience General Surgery
It depends : This is a difficult question to answer without more data. Assuming they had some sort of small bowel resection and truly has "short gut," then reconne ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
YES: if one performs a left colectomy, even extending the dissection below peritoneal reflection, as long as there is a rectal stump, 1-2 cm above the leva ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Additional abdominal surgery and the obesity are challenging. Presuming the colon surgery was not for malignancy.
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Recently?: No bowel movements or any pain and bloating are a good reason to give your primary doctor or surgeon a call.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Your PMD..: Your PMD/Surgeon will answer it better.....too many variables ......not disclosed.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: Unlikely bowel block. If you had abiotic s while in the hospitality need to see doctor to test stool for infection due to antibiotic use.
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