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Bowel Obstruction After Colon Resection
Had a ctscan withcontrast showed nodiverticulis but showed colon collapse why did it not show bowel obstruction what else could cause colon collapse?
Colon: A collapsed colon simply means that there is no stool inside that part of the colon when the scan was done. ...Read more
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
Incomplete bowel obstruction? Feels like a blockage or the colon closes after halfway through the bowel. No other symptoms, stool is fine.
Constipation?: It sounds like you have the feeling of incomplete stool evacuation during a bowel movement. A bowel obstruction usually is a mechanical obstruction on the intestine caused by scar tissue from previous operations, hernias, masses in the intestine, ect. If constipated I recommend increasing the fiber and water in your diet, and add a stool softener such as colace (docusate sodium). If symptoms continue, see a md. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Constipation is not necessarily a sign of colon cancer. Constipation is usually caused by problems with diet - not enough fiber, not enough fresh fruits/ veggies, not drinking enough water, etc. It can also be caused by low activity level. Some patients have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) which can cause recurrent constipation. If the constipation is new with none of the above changes, see doc ...Read more
Had surgery to remove part of colon at age 3 for hirshprungs. I had bowel obstruction. How to find it is due to scar tissue or hirshprungs w/o surgery?
Enema and/or Biopsy: Biopsies are usually done before Hirschsprung's disease surgery to ensure that all affected segments are removed. You might indeed have scar tissue or adhesions resulting from your surgery. A contrast enema could help identify areas prone to obstruction. This enema may also identify aganglionic Hirschsprung's sections that may need biopsy before further surgery. GI consultation may be helpful. ...Read more
I bloat (heavily) after every meal with a large history of bowel obstruction/resection (2 emer. Surger in 2 years). Symptoms to watch for to go to er?
These are symptoms: That should make u seek emergency care- worsening and persistent abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, fever. God bless u! http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/tc/bowel-obstruction-topic-overviewhttp://www. Constipationexperts. Co.Uk/blog/2013/05/8-herbs-for-constipation. Html http://www. Constipationexperts. Co.Uk/blog/2013/05/8-herbs-for-constipation. Html. ...Read more
I had a jejunal resection after having an adhesive bowel obstruction. And I have been taking low fiber diet. How long do I have to control my diet?
Not really.: Hard stool can sometimes irritate the anastomosis (more common with stapled anastomosis) and could be a source of bleeding. Hemorrhoids can also get inflammed from straining or going to the bathroom more frequently. Your best bet is to see your surgeon. If this was an elective surgery the chances of having a tumor is unlikely as you likely had a detailed examination before. ...Read more
What is multiple foci of extramural Vascular invasion. .. This was noted on re path report after colon resection. Has it penetrated the bowel wall?
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?
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
After 20cm colon resection:transmural infarction with foci of suppurative inflammation and acute serositis+ischemic bowel. What possible reason fr that?
After colon resection and at home became very painful in abdomen back in hosp and gave me an enema could this have caused resection to come apart?
Had colon resection 4 mo ago. Having pain and nausea. Had ct. No diver but found 5cm free fluid in abdomen. No leaks will this be reabsorbed into body?
Depends: Unusual to find 5 cm of free fluid 4 months following a colon resection in otherwise healthy person. The identity of this fluid will determine its course- e.g. Ascites, blood, pus, etc. If no other cause for the nausea and pain, perhaps aspiration to determine what the fluid is may be indicated if your symptoms persist or worsens. Please consult with your surgeon or gastroenterologist. ...Read more
50% Colon resection 6/22/2015 for diverticulitis, now back x3 months straight. Swollen abdomen (L), vomiting, coffee ground diarrhea. ER or PCP?
ER: In general anybody with your signs or symptoms should go immediately to the ER ...Read more
You cannot: Bowel obstruction is a medical emergency and you should go to an er right away. It can be caused by foreign objects, tumors, serious vascular problems, bowel twisting, or an infolding termed intussecption. These may need surgical intervention and the er is the point of entry for the next steps. ...Read more
Combination: Bowel obstruction is diagnosed using a combination of patient history, physical exam, and scans (x-rays, ct, etc.). Sometimes the physical exam findings are so obvious that scans are not required. Some partial bowel obstructions can be very difficult to diagnose and may elude doctors and patients for months. ...Read more
Common symptoms: Are crampy abdominal pain, abdominal distention, nausea, vomiting, and obstipation, in someone who has had previous abdominal surgery or has a hernia. Only medical evaluation will differentiate intestinal obstruction from other causes of abdominal pain. You need to seek immediate medical attention if you have these symptoms. ...Read more
"blocked pipes": The intestinal tract is one, long distensible pipe from the stomach to the anus consisting of 30-40 ft of small intestine (for nutrient absorption) and 5 ft of large intestine (for water absorption). Obstruction may occur at any point, causing upstream distention, cramping pain, vomiting, and obstipation (no gas or bm out the bottom). Rx may require surgery depending on the cause. ...Read more
Crampy pain, nausea: Bowel obstruction usually begins with loss of appetite and crampy pain in the abdomen. Usually, bowel gas and bowel movements slow down, and in some cases completely stop. Since food and saliva can't go anywhere, vomiting usually occurs. Most people who have a bowel obstruction have had previous surgery. ...Read more
Blockage: A bowel obstruction may be from the large (colon) or small intestine. Blockages generally are from extrinsic (outside forces pushing the bowel closed at a point) or intrinsic (something inside the bowel blocking it). They may be partial allowing some liquids to pass or total blockages. Totals are surgical emergencies and need immediate attention. Commoon causes are tumors, adhesions, volvulus... ...Read more
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Numerous: Abdominal pain, distention, lack of passage of stool or gas, nausea, vomitting, fever, loss of appetite. If in doubt, do not delay in seeking medical attention either at your doctor or the emrgencey room. If confirmed, initial treatment is bowel rest, most reolve but some will require surgical intervention if they don't resolve with bowel rest. ...Read more
Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more
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