A 36-year-old male asked:
Had small bowel resection (5ft),colon blockage removed,appendectomy,and hernia repair done in emerg surgery.tons of side effects 3months later. help?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Side Effects: The answer to your questions depends on the side effects you are having. Small bowel resection can affect stool transit time as well as nutrient absorption. Adhesions from any abdominal procedure may be a source of discomfort for some. I suggest you speak to your primary care doc about your symptoms to identify the most likely source of your symptoms. From there you can make a plan.
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