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Best Diet To Prevent Bowel Fistulas
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
My girlfriend had intsupeption. Now her small bowel keeps twisting causing severe pain is there anything that can be done to prevent this.
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
There is a history of bowel cancer in my family. What should I do to prevent this, if that's possible?
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
I'm healed from anal fistula but should i need to pat dry my anus every bowel mov' t using tissue? or be like normal person without pat dry after wash
Avoid pressure: Avoid straining. Do not rub/ irritate the area. Your bm has to be smooth and yes - pat dry. ...Read more
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
I have an ileostomy and mucous fistula. I have hnpcc and want to know if my redundant bowel can be removed for my own comfort and preventative treatme?
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
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