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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Kathleen: Try taking two to three Immodium AD capsules (OTC)
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 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
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Tenesmus: May need antibiotics or fiber. See your surgeon.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Ileoproctostomy: Ileoproctostomy can be done after ileostomy provided the particular patieint is a candidate for the takedown and anastomosis of the ileum and the rect ... Read More
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Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: After removal of all colon to the peritoneal reflection or just below, there is a stump of distal bowel that remains. In many cases the surgeon can ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Rectum: As long as at least some of the rectum is there. the possibility for ileostomy reversal exists. Ask you surgeon about your specific case. If your not ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
It is often: preserved if a REHOOK-UP is the plan! Speak with your surgeon..this should not be an unanswered question!! Hope this helps! Dr Z
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Palafox
23 years experience Breast Surgery
Big difference : A subtotal colectomy is removing almost all the colon; usually just a couple of inches are left near the rectum. A partial colectomy is not done AFTE ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hunter
12 years experience General Surgery
It depends : This is a difficult question to answer without more data. Assuming they had some sort of small bowel resection and truly has "short gut," then reconne ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski
28 years experience General Surgery
Many reasons: If it was subtotal colectomy with anasthomosis to rectum and protective iliostomy then most likley it's to check the anasthomosis prior to iliostomy ... Read More
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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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Finish question: Your question was cut off because only a limited number of characters can be used. Re-ask and try to shorten some (& for and, "After" instead of ... Read More
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