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Doctor insights on: Best Diet To Prevent Bowel Fistulas

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Low fibre diet for the prevention of bowel obstruction i read that what does it mean?

Low fibre diet for the prevention of bowel obstruction i read that what does it mean?

Not true: Not true unless you have a bowel that is about to obstruct completely from a variety of reasons in which case you must see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Does diet play a role in preventing irritable bowel syndrome?

Does diet play a role in preventing irritable bowel syndrome?

Helpful: Diet can be helpful in managing the symptoms of ibs but there is no specific diet that prevents ibs. It varies from person to person and disease type. ...Read more

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My girlfriend had intsupeption. Now her small bowel keeps twisting causing severe pain is there anything that can be done to prevent this.

My girlfriend had intsupeption. Now her small bowel keeps twisting causing severe pain is there anything that can be done to prevent this.

Probably not: Any time any abdominal operation is performed, there is the possibility of developing partial or complete small bowel obstruction due to adhesions. ...Read more

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Can you prevent bowel incontinence?

Perhaps: The causes of fecal incontinence are many and if you suffer from this chronically you should see your doctor for further discussion and evaluation to determine which treatment is appropriate. ...Read more

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How to prevent anus burning after bowel moments? And what does this mean?

Commonly related to: Hemorrhoids.Avoid straining and take fiber supplements to bulk up your stool. Its usually caused by irritation from hemorrhoids or mucousy discharge from internal hemorrhoids. If over the counter stuff doesnt work you can try prescription suppositories or office treatments such as rubber band or coagulation. You will need referral to a colorectal surgeon for the above. ...Read more

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There is a history of bowel cancer in my family. What should I do to prevent this, if that's possible?

There is a history of bowel cancer in my family. What should I do to prevent this, if that's possible?

Gastroenterology: If you have a stron family history of colon cancer, it is best to visit with your gastroenterologist for a screening colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I have a bowel +bladder fistula, would an operation be need for this , and if surgery, is it keyhole or open surgery?

I have a bowel +bladder fistula, would an operation be need for this , and if surgery, is it keyhole or open surgery?

These fistulas : Are amongst the most difficult to treat and very rarely respond to medical therapy (that is, if you have Crohn's disease). It almost always requires surgery, and the surgical repair can be difficult and is not always successful. I'd recommend seeing an accomplished surgeon with this kind of experience. ...Read more

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Prevent abdominal adhesions from bowel obstruction?

Prevent abdominal adhesions from bowel obstruction?

Very difficult: Adhesions are bands of scar tissue that form inside the abdominal cavity after abdominal surgeries. Unfortunatel once you have them theres not much you can do to prevent a bowel obstruction in terms of diet or activity. Some people get obstructions frequently others never. If one occurs most times they can be managed without surgery but soetimes another surgery to free the intestines is necessary. ...Read more

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What could be the problem and what all can I do to have a normal bowel movement and prevent this from happening again?

Try these: Ideally we should have a bowel movement/ bm everyday to flush out the toxins in our stool. But with some people, their average bm is every few days. Drinks lots of liquids, eat more fiber fruits and veggies, take some stool softeners & laxatives if you're constipated every now and then, get more exercise. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more