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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
25 years experience Medical Oncology
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
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Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Standard : Standard recommendations for the performance of laparoscopic sigmoidectomy in patients with diverticulitis include patients who have complications of ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
20 years experience General Surgery
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
24 years experience General Surgery
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
20 years experience General Surgery
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arie Pelta
19 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Unknown: Maybe more liquid bm.

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