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Bowel Movements After Colon Resection
My wife had a right colon resection a little over a week ago and when she has a bowel movement she has no sensation off the need. Is this normal?
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
I had a colon resection a month and a half ago. Lately when I have a bowel movement i get pain in my lower back and abdomen. Any ideas?
Yes: You want to let your surgeon know about this. He/she did the resection and must know about it. Better be safe and good luck. Hopefully nothing serious. ...Read more
Bowel resection 10 days ago, tumor &about 12 inch of colon removed, lots of gas but no bowel movement yet & now puss bump on anus? Thx!
Feel bloated and gassy. Normal bowel movement but difficult to pass gas. Is it normal or is medication neccessary? Had colon surgery 2 weeks ago.
Colon surgery: Go back to the hospital and get x-rays, asap. ...Read more
What would cause colon to not complete bowel movement - retain some and cause bad odor despite clean tpaper? Fix?
Doctor to evaluate: There are several reasons why poop would end up stuck in the rectum, so a primary care doctor or a G.I. Specialist should evaluate. Causes include constipation (slow transit of stool through the intestine), medications that slow the bowel, nerve disorders that slow the bowel, tumors blocking flow of the stool, etc... A patient can use laxatives to keep the rectum clear, awaiting his appointment. ...Read more
I had a hysterectomy with a colon cleanse 6 days ago. I still haven't had a bowel movement. Should i be concerned?
I just started taking colon cleansers to regulate my bowel movement. Is it a good idea to take 2 pills in the morning and 2 during lunch/evening?
It might be: This depends on what type of colon cleanser pills you are taking. It is important to read the instructions on the packaging and follow those. Do not take more pills or take the pill more frequently than is advised on the package. ...Read more
3 days after 2000u B12 daily, had purply bowel movement. Related to taking high b12? Never happened before. Endo/colon last year with no sig findings.
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