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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?

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?

Colostomy: With a colostomy the feces enter the bag and do not reenter the body. If the rectum is preserved there may be some rectal discharge of feces as well. The colostomy nurse instructs the patient and family on how to apply and empty the colostomy bag. ...Read more

Colostomy (Definition)

A colostomy is a surgically created outlet of your colon to the skin. It is sometimes referred to as a 'bag' since a bag is placed over the colostomy to catch the ...Read more


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Remedy for excess air in gut after colonscopy? Not up for passing gas with people in next stall

Remedy for excess air in gut after colonscopy? Not up for passing gas with people in next stall

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

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Stool leakage after defecation that lessens by avoiding straining,pain in anterior part of anal canal with pinching feeling&pain in external genitalia?

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

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Unable to digest fibre. Excessive gas, abdominal distention, pressure and pain. Dwells in my system for hours. Fibrous food remain undigested in stool?

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

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Can water stay in the rectum after an enema?

Can water stay in the rectum after an enema?

Not for long: The rectum can sense solids like stool better than liquids, like diarrhea, but the water frm an enema wil either be absorbed (a very small amount) or be expelled. It won't stay very long. ...Read more

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How to deal with trapped air in the intestine after a colonoscopy?

How to deal with trapped air in the intestine after a colonoscopy?

It should be gone no: If you still have any problems , then let us know the present situation. ...Read more

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What is the average compensation for bowel injuries, resulting in a stoma bag?

What is the average compensation for bowel injuries, resulting in a stoma bag?

Legal not medical: This is a question that needs to be answered by an attorney. Would probably also depend on whether is is temporary or perminent colostomy ...Read more

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Can excess stool in the colon cause general intestinal "rumbling"? Can excess stool in the colon cause backup into the small intestine? What exams?

Can excess stool in the colon cause general intestinal "rumbling"? Can excess stool in the colon cause backup into the small intestine? What exams?

Associated problems: "Excess stool in the coloin" implies a motility disorder of the colon. A motility problem can involve multiple organs in the GI tract. Stool does not generally back up from the colon into the small intestine, other than during episodes of colon obstruction. ...Read more

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Does colon resect surgery result in blood in the urine?

Does colon resect surgery result in blood in the urine?

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 more

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Can intake of excess sugar in diet,cause issue of incomplete bowel evacuation[ve regular bowel movement]bu ,have to use glycerine suppository regular?

Can intake of excess sugar in diet,cause issue of incomplete bowel evacuation[ve regular bowel movement]bu ,have to use glycerine suppository regular?

No: but it could worsen your risk of diabetes, especially if you are obese. You could also have an underactive thyroid or an anorectal problem. You should probably have this symptom evaluated with an exam, and cut way back on sugar for your overall health. ...Read more

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Diverticulis - what sort of diet would effectively prevent diverticulosis? (assuming that diverticuli are present in the colon)

Diverticulis - what sort of diet would effectively prevent diverticulosis? (assuming that diverticuli are present in the colon)

High fiber.: Sorry to break it to you, but of you have diverticuli already, then you have diverticulosis. A high fiber diet will lessen the number of diverticuli in your future and will hopefully reduce the episodes of bleeding and infection. ...Read more

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After radical prostatectomy followed by radiation therapy in 3 months. Can the cancer come back?

After radical prostatectomy followed by radiation therapy in 3 months. Can the cancer come back?

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 more

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Can diverticulitis play a role in herniation of the colon?

Can diverticulitis play a role in herniation of the colon?

No.: These are two separate diagnoses. A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the colon may protrude, albeit rarely. Diverticulitis is inflammation of the colon brought about by the rupture of a diverticulum. ...Read more

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After radical prostatectomy followed by radiation therapy in 3 months. Can the cancer comes back?

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 more

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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?

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

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Blood and mucous from anal region, constipatio, ,stoamch flat in morning and expand in the evening.

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

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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?

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