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Dr. Al Hegab
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Bowel Irrigation (Overview)

Are you referring to preoperative bowel prep? Are you referring to an enema? Are you referring to the intraoperative practice of irrigation of the abdominal contents before the abdomen is closed? Are you referring to "colonics"?


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Is colonic irrigation following bowel resection normal?

Is colonic irrigation following bowel resection normal?

Not sure: Not sure what kind of surgery you had, but colonic irrigation is not usually done after bowel surgery. You should ask your surgeon specifically what type of surgery you had and why. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Bowel Irrigation (Overview)

Are you referring to preoperative bowel prep? Are you referring to an enema? Are you referring to the intraoperative practice of irrigation of the abdominal contents before the abdomen is closed? Are you referring to "colonics"?


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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Don't be embarrassed to discuss with your healthcare professional.
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Avoid trigger foods and activities.
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Use over the counter bulking agents like fiber.
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Use over the counter antidiarrheals.
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What does peristalsing bowel mean?

What does peristalsing bowel mean?

Moving bowel: Sometimes physician listens to abdomen with stethoscope and hears bowel making noise of normal movement or peristalysis. Sometimes if very hungry sounds can be heard related to bowel motion. It is normal for bowel to make some noise when peristalses. No bowel sounds mean bowel is staying completely still sometimes called paralytic ileum. High pitched sounds can be heard in bowel obstruction. ...Read more

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What is it when your bowel is green?

What is it when your bowel is green?

Green: stool is a result of food you have ingested or amounts of bile in your stool occasionally greenish diarrhea might be an indicator of salmonella but i think your stool is just a basic green BM ...Read more

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What is the medicine for loose bowel?

What is the medicine for loose bowel?

Diagnosis: Best therapy is to get it evaluated. ...Read more

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What's multiple filled bowel loops mean ?

What's multiple filled bowel loops mean ?

Air/fluid: Air and fluid in bowel loops. It significance is related to the underlying disease/symptom complex and degree/ extent of dilatations. ...Read more

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What is the complication of bladder irrigation?

What is the complication of bladder irrigation?

Usually none: Bladder irrigation, when done by a trained professional, is generally safe. However, it is possible to have irritation of the urethra form the catheter, urinary tract infection from the process, irritation of the bladder from stretching, or even rupture of the bladder if it is overfilled. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bowel?

What is the definition or description of: bowel?

Intestinal tract: The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine and the large intestine. ...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


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more