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How long does colon surgery take

A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Steroids: It is always preferable to not have steroids on board prior to surgery. If your surgery is elective and youre only on steroids temporarily, then it wo... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Few days: A few days usually. Remember you have not eaten for some days in between. If you are passing gas and no movement try taking a laxative to help with th... Read More
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 51 years experience
Move about.: Walking helps. Avoiding narcotic pain medications hastens the return of bowel activity. Simethicone can help reduce gas pain. Extreme pain can be a... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
General Surgery 17 years experience
Bowel Prep: There are several medications and preps that can be prescribed to clean the colon or prep the colon before surgery. Some surgeon's do not prep the co... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 21 years experience
Possible: It is possible for nerves to grow and for cut ends of a nerve to 'find each other.' but, this is a slow process. The pain should abate with time af... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: If unable to remove the lesion endoscopically you need to have it surgically removed as colon polyps are believed to progress into colon cancers.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Establish continuity: The second part of a colectomy usually refers to re establishing continuity when resection is not followed by re anastomosis. By establishing continu... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Not usually: Depending on exactly how the bowel connection was constructed some mild bleeding can be normal for a month or two but rately later than that. If you ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 21 years experience
May need help: Not sure if 5 mm is the size of the restriction ('stricture') or the lumen thru the stricture. 5 mm is not much if this is all the stricture represen... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Unclear: What kind of colon surgery did you have? What kind of symptoms do you have with your IBS? More information is needed to be able to answer your questio... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Flatulence: Flatulence is caused by gases created from the digestion of food. I am not sure what you think or why you are asking if surgery can cure flatulence.

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