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Avoiding Colostomy In
What is the colostomy operation in colorectal cancer? Does the waste go outside of the body, come back in using the colostomy bag, eliminate by anus?
Just do it.: Not to be indelicate, but that is what the washroom is for. Either wait for them to leave, or you will have to pass it with them there. ...Read more
Stool leakage after defecation that lessens by avoiding straining,pain in anterior part of anal canal with pinching feeling&pain in external genitalia?
..Gynecologist asap: 21y/o female says, Stool leakage after defecation that lessens by avoiding straining, pain in anterior part of anal canal with pinching feeling & pain in external genitalia? One should see a gynecologist asap. And if she is sexually active ask Gyne Consult about healthy sexual practices to avoid long term disabling complications. One should not be afraid to protect one's own Health. ...Read more
Unable to digest fibre. Excessive gas, abdominal distention, pressure and pain. Dwells in my system for hours. Fibrous food remain undigested in stool?
Fermented...: Many fibers, particularly the water insoluble kind, are readily fermented by your gut flora. Some people have certain intolerances to bean husks (try beano), to wheat/barley/rye (gluten sensitivity), &/or have a particularly active population in their gut of gas-forming organisms (try bifidobacter-containing probiotics). Maybe altered GI motility, ibs, air swallowing, maldigestion/malabsorption? ...Read more
It should be gone no: If you still have any problems , then let us know the present situation. ...Read more
Can excess stool in the colon cause general intestinal "rumbling"? Can excess stool in the colon cause backup into the small intestine? What exams?
Not directly: If there has been surgical trauma to a ureter or bladder there could be some blood in the urine, but the removal of all or part of the colon with re-anastamosis or stoma formation would not cause hematuria. Trauma from foley placement could cause microscopic or even gross hematuria. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can intake of excess sugar in diet,cause issue of incomplete bowel evacuation[ve regular bowel movement]bu ,have to use glycerine suppository regular?
Diverticulis - what sort of diet would effectively prevent diverticulosis? (assuming that diverticuli are present in the colon)
Myths: No. That would be a completely false myth. ...Read more
Possibly: The risk of this depends mainly on the pathologic findings (ie, stage and gleason grade) at surgery as well as preoperative psa. There are "nomograms" or calculators of this risk available to estimate such risk. Nomograms.Mskcc.Org/prostate/salvageradiationtherapy.Aspx is one which you might find useful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Entire Large intestines & rectum removed. Brooke Ileostomy created. Can Brooke Ileostomy later be reversed using the rectal stump?
Your PMD..: Your PMD/Surgeon will answer it better.....too many variables ......not disclosed. ...Read more
After radical prostatectomy followed by radiation therapy in 3 months. Can the cancer comes back?
It can: Risk of biological failure, when the psa blood test continues to increase or drops and then increases above what it originally was, is dependent on cells leaking outside of the prostate capsule. This risk is somewhat predictable based on original psa, t stage, and gleason score as well as how much tumor was in the prostate. Xrt after surgery tells me there was concern about leftover cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the entire large intestines and rectum are removed followed by creation of Brooke Ileostomy... How much of the rectal stump is usually left, if any?
Depends: The amount of rectum remaining will vary from person to person depending on the reason for the surgery in the first place. Is the procedure planned for inflammatory bowel disease? colon cancer?, trauma? some other condition? The best person to ask is the surgeon and or surgical team. ...Read more
Blood and mucous from anal region, constipatio, ,stoamch flat in morning and expand in the evening.
IBS: Assuming your are straining due to constipation, this would be the most likely cause of blood due to the formation of hemorrhoids. Bloating, cramps pain,constipation and/diarrhea are typical for IBS. Use a fiber supplement (psyllium, bran, etc) twice a day with plenty of water. If symptoms persist, see your doctor. ...Read more
Can fibers like psyllium be helpful in addrsing slow bowel movement problem where food stays in stomach for long time resulting in acid reflux symptms?
Fiber: Fiber products like psyllium provide bulk for good bowel movements but, in my opinion, do not promote better gastric emptying in those patients who have gastroparesis or very slow emptying of stomach contents. There are other medications that do such as reglan or erythromycin. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to advise and treat you. ...Read more