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frequent bowel movements after colon surgery

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
24 years experience General Surgery
Colon surgery: Go back to the hospital and get x-rays, asap.

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: you need to see Gastroenterology to have colonoscopy to find the cause so be treated.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Not unusual: Good news is that bowels are working! you had antibiotics and change on diet wrapped around the surgery and some reconditioning is likely. Mention t ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Rectal issues: Pocket may be diverticulosis, but pus coming out is not common. I would promptly refer yourself to physician to rule out other issues.
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Sequence: Normal sequence
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Maluccio
27 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Colon cancer can be asymptomatic. The recommendations from the american cancer society include a colonoscopy at the age of 50 even if you have no symp ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Cannot tell: Without an examination with your doctor. Tumors, polyps, cancer, hemorrhoids? See a doctor.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Hoover
51 years experience General Practice
Depends on location: If the obstruction being treated if up in the colon and successfully opens up the blockage, the bowel movements may be normal. If the stent is in the ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Change of habits: Removing a segment of colon will not severely effect your bowel movements , most likely since surgery you are eating more fibre , besides large bm i ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: You want to let your surgeon know about this. He/she did the resection and must know about it. Better be safe and good luck. Hopefully nothing serious ... Read More
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