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life after total colectomy

A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Maybe long: The colectomy and ileostomy will not typically shorten life expectancy. Short bowel syndrome may shorten life span, but it depends on severity. There ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Casillas-Romero
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
A significant change: I am sorry you have to go through this tough surgery. But sometimes that is the only way to treat several serious conditions. Is there any considerati ... Read More
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Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Good bowel prep: Otherwise have good family support. I usually have patients take mag citrate 300ml times two starting 12 pm day before on liquid diet, morning of sur ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Singh
Dr. Jay Singh answered
30 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Both: Weight loss of 5 to 15 pounds is common during the week of and after the colon resection but then by 6 weeks most people should start to gain the wei ... Read More
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Initially: You will lose a lot of weight depending how long until you can restart diet and you will need extra calories to recover.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Boyd
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Removal of the colon: Colectomy is a broad term which refers to the surgical removal of all, or part of, the colon.
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A 52-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 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Grobman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Actually quite good you are gaining weight.
A 43-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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
You don't : Say how many days post colectomy. Usually after colon resection you may see some blood with the first 1-2 bm's but after that you should not see blood ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
27 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Multiple ways: Intravenous patient controlled anesthesia is most common with narcotics. This can be supplemented with Iv Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Toradol with good ... Read More
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