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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Rectum: As long as at least some of the rectum is there. the possibility for ileostomy reversal exists. Ask you surgeon about your specific case. If your not ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
After the resection-: -the bowls R usually hooked up again 2 what remains. The colostomy is done 2 divert the contents of the bowls. This is what is done in the acute phase ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
50 years experience Gastroenterology
Not a simple answer: This is a complex issue beyond the scope of a 400 word answer. If you have tried all the usual treatments including biologics (humira for example) and ... Read More
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 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. Zbigniew Moszczynski
28 years experience General Surgery
Many reasons: If it was subtotal colectomy with anasthomosis to rectum and protective iliostomy then most likley it's to check the anasthomosis prior to iliostomy ... Read More
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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 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Variable: But assuming you had an abdominal incision of some kind, i usually tell my patients 6 full weeks before sexual activity and strenuous exercising. I us ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sternberg
48 years experience Clinical Psychology
Colectomy and diet.: What is your family doctor telling you when you go in for your routine physical?
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Varady
Specializes in Family Medicine
Simethicon might hel: It probably is due to the surgery. You might want to try something with simethicon to at least diminish the flatulence. Avid foods that might lead t ... Read More
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