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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
33 years experience Internal Medicine
A bag: A colostomy is an external bag on the abdomen surgically placed in some patients who have had colon surgery.
Dr. Howard Hack
33 years experience Internal Medicine
A bag: This is a surgically placed bag on the abdomen used for some patients who have had colon surgery. These are common procedures.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Very simple: Various procedures are used to divert the bowel, in particular when a low surgical resection of the sigmoid colon is performed. Here the anastomosis i ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Simple: The loop is performed proximal to an anastomosis to allow it to heal. At the time of closure the proximal and distal parts of the opened loop are di ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
For low rectal Ca: Turnbull-cutait rectal pull through procedure is done for low rectal cancers , other wise need permanent colostomy has 20 failure rate 6 % local re ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francis Cannizzo
27 years experience General Surgery
Get thee to the...: Colostomy nurse. Ask your doctor to refer you to this specialized nurse who can most likely be found at your nearest large hospital. Colostomy nurses ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
22 years experience Gastroenterology
No: If the appliance fits well it should not be painful. There may be post surgical pain as with any surgery. Make sure you care for the ostomy to prevent ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Nursing: Nursing ostomy care instructions will be given on care and colostomy supplies.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
27 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 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
22 years experience Gastroenterology
External drainage: The colon is interrupted and brought to the skin so the fecal flow can drain into a bag. This can be permanent or temporary, meaning a surgeon may be ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: A colostomy is a surgical procedure where the colon is divided after which the upstream part is sewn to the abdominal wall so that the bowel contents ... Read More

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