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Dr. Mark Gujer
26 years experience Anesthesiology
Recently?: No bowel movements or any pain and bloating are a good reason to give your primary doctor or surgeon a call.
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Dr. Emil Shakov
17 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Yes: Could be ileus or obstruction depending on timing after surgery. Also is taking lots of narcotics this can leadto constipation. Best is to see surgeo ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Vinocur
48 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Yes: It depends on the reconstruction. If you have a j pouch and the contents are moving through rapidly and you have not adapted, a patient may have many ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: It's possible while manipulating the colon that an instrument could have "knicked" the duodenum - the first part of the small intestine. It wouldn't ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Depends: This is highly dependent on why this surgery is indicated. If the person is not too elderly or have other risk factors such as crohn's disease or exte ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends on the: Indications for the surgery. Crohn's disease should never be treated with a j pouch. Then it is an issue with the patients preferences and life style ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: If everything is healed there would be no additional risks.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Best to ask: your surgeon!!!!. Not sure how far out from your surgery you are and why the bowel resection was done, and how the repair was made. All of these will ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to say: A good answer for you requires a more thorough evaluation. If you have hard or constipated bowel movements, adding generous soluble fiber in your diet ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
20 years experience General Surgery
Pain: It really depends on the timing and specifics related to your surgery. Causes could include anything from gas pains or muscle strain to some complicat ... Read More

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