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What to expect for surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

What to expect for surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Are you sure?: Partial resection of the colon on Crohn's disease can be tricky and also can lead to complications such as obstruction of the colon that is left over. Many are left with permanent ostomy bags. I wouldnmake absolutely certain that you have maxed out medical therapy and would even get a second opinion before embarking on this surgery ...Read more

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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Have you done surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Have you done surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Not recommended: Whenever there is evidence of dysplasia or cancer in the setting of crohn's colitis, it is probably better to consider a total proctocolectomy as there is high risk of synchronous cancer or recurrence elsewhere in the colon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Can you tell me about surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Major surgery: Partial resection of the colon is a major operation that can be done open or laparoscopically. Usually it is a 2-4 hour operation associated with a 2-5 day stay in the hospital. Disorganized vowel function could keep you in longer. These major resection related risk is that the connection leaks, which happens infrequently, but can be a life threatening situation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Not long ago diagnosed with colitis/ colon inflammation, could uc or Crohn's flares last a month or longer?

Not long ago diagnosed with colitis/ colon inflammation, could uc or Crohn's flares last a month or longer?

UC/Crohn's: Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are inflammatory diseases which tend to be chronic. Certainly the flares can last for a month or longer, but we do have good medicines these days to get them under control. To treat this you need a gastroenterologist who treats these diseases regularly. It is important to follow their advice closely. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was dignosed with ulcerative colitis its been nearly 4years now. When my colon is removed and looked at can they diagnose me with Crohn's disease?

You probably have UC: You have ulcerative colitis for 4 years. If you have been taking medication and avoid flare ups you may not need to have your colon removed. If your colon is removed they will examine it under the microscope just as they have the biopsies from colonoscopy. It will confirm the disease. ...Read more

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Can you request a large bowel removal for a better quality of life. I have Crohn's and pan-colitis entire colon effected no Crohn's in s-bowel?

Can you request a large bowel removal for a better quality of life. I have Crohn's and pan-colitis entire colon effected no Crohn's in s-bowel?

Crohns: Yes you can have a this is a complex decision to be made in coordination with your gastroenterologist and surgeon. The problem with colectomy in crohns disease is the fact that the disease can then affect your small intestine resulting in shortgut syndrome and the inability to absorb nutrients and water properly. Please talk this over with your gastrologist and seek a surgical opinion from a colorectal specialist. ...Read more

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My colon results show 90% ulcerative colitis and 10% Crohn's disease. What's the percentage of pouch surgery being successful?

Inflammatory Bowel: I think you should see an experienced functional medicine doctor or integrative medicine doctor in addition to your GI doctor and surgeon. Watch Dr Mark Hyman's YouTube videos on your condition. Also, if you have not changed your diet already, strictly remove gluten and dairy from your diet. I wish you the very best. ...Read more

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How common is having ulcerative colitis for few years and then after surgery checking the colon u find out they have Crohn's disease instead?

How common is having ulcerative colitis for few years and then after surgery checking the colon u find out they have Crohn's disease instead?

Not uncommon: Both ulcerative colitis and crohns are an inflammatory disease process. They share several features and can be challenging to diagnose/treat. A specimen removed from the bowel and sent to a pathologist for an exam under microscope makes the diagnosis. In addition to uc/crohns the pathologic exam can find cancer and/or diverticulitis. Stay with your care team. Nicotine cessation will help. ...Read more

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Ct showed colitis in left & transv. Colon. History of gastritis & duodenitis. Dr. Thinks poss. Crohn's or u. Colitis. Biopsy sched. Which 1 more likely?

Ct showed colitis in left & transv. Colon. History of gastritis & duodenitis. Dr. Thinks poss. Crohn's or u. Colitis. Biopsy sched. Which 1 more likely?

IBD: Crohn's usually involves very short segments of bowel while ulcerative colitis usually starts near the rectum and travels up the left colon, transverse and sometimes reaches the cecum in a more confluent pattern. Biopsies can help clear up this picture. Other causes of colitis include infection, ischemia and nsaids. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy showed an area of mild congested mucosa in recto-sigmoid colon. Does it sound like ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease?

Unlikely: Usually this is self-limited and actually often from stress of bowel prep. If they saw anything worrisome, biopsy would give answers. ...Read more

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I am having a CT colonography due to chronic constipation & pencil stools. Will this show IBD, such as Crohn's/Colitis as well as colon/rectal cancer?

I am having a CT colonography due to chronic constipation & pencil stools. Will this show IBD, such as Crohn's/Colitis as well as colon/rectal cancer?

CT resolution: CT examination illustrates the anatomy of a part of the body, the lay of the land. The functionality of the lining of the wall is best illustrated by a colonoscopic exam. Talk to your doc about why he is doing any given exam on you. ...Read more

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Compare types of colitis, ibd or crohn?

Compare types of colitis, ibd or crohn?

IBD (Crohn's vs UC): Ibd (inflammatory bowel disease) includes a spectrum of disorders that result in gut inflammation with systemic manifestations. Gut involvement in ulcerative colitis is limited to the lining of the colon whereas in crohn's disease there is transmural (full-thickness) inflammation that can involve any portion of the gut (from mouth to anus). See my other healthtap answers on the subject too. ...Read more

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What causes colitis, Crohn's disease and other digestive problems?

Unknown: While we don't entirely know what causes these, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and crohn's) appears to be caused by an autoimmune mechanism. There is a degree of genetic susceptibility, which seems to be higher in crohn's. However other theories, such as a virus as a cause, may also play a role. There are many other forms of colitis that may mimic these, and only a doctor can tell. ...Read more

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What is the latest treatment for colitis? I do not have Crohn's.

What kind: You do not have a crohn, so it must be ulcerative colitis, ischemic colitis, pseudo membrane colitis, ETC.
so to know the latest in therapy we need to know what kind you have. ...Read more

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I have crohn's colitis. Last 10-12 wks Coccyx is so painful to sit on and to stand from sitting it's unbearably painful. Could there be a connection?

I have crohn's colitis. Last 10-12 wks Coccyx is so painful to sit on and to stand from sitting it's unbearably painful. Could there be a connection?

Probably Not: Cohn's colitis generally does not affect the RECTUM which is the portion of the bowel near the coccyx. If you have not had any trauma to the area, I would check this out with your Primary Care Provider rather than your Gastroenterologist!!


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What is Crohn's colitis?

What is Crohn's colitis?

CD affecting colon: Colitis: inflammation of the colon. Lots of types including infectious, ischemic (poor blood flow), and inflammatory bowel disease-ibd.
Ibd is of unknown cause, likely genetic predisposition, chronic, wax and wane.
Ulcerative colitis (uc) affects inner lining of colon, starts in rectum. Crohn's disease (cd) is full thickness infl of bowel, mostly ileum, and/or colon, can skip segments of bowel. ...Read more

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Can Crohn's and/or colitis go undetected in colonoscopies?

Yes and no: It would be very unlikely. To not detect a colitis on colonoscopy, but Crohn, s disease can just affect the small intestine out of view, but other studies can pick it up. Discuss with the Gastroenterologist who performed the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Are ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease hereditary?

Are ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease hereditary?

Somewhat: There are numerous families where there are children and /or grandchildren, cousins, etc. With these diseases. If both parents have ibd, the incidence is around 50% in the kids. Otherwise about 20% of patients will have a first degree relative with ibd. So you do the math! It isn't exactly hereditary, but there a familial incedence. By the way, the kids of colitis patients often have crohn's. ...Read more

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Dr. Abby Caplin
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