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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Could I have scar tissue on my colon after vaginal hysterectomy; and how would I know?

Adhesions: Any intra-abdominal process like a hysterectomy can cause scarring/adhesions within the abdominal cavity. It does not cause actual scarring of the colon unless it was injured intra-op. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Appendix, colon cancer and bdominal hernia mesh implant surgeries. Lots of scar tissue causing bowel blockages. Can anything be done about it?

Appendix, colon cancer and bdominal hernia mesh implant surgeries.  Lots of scar tissue causing bowel blockages.  Can anything be done about it?

Significant problem: There are no known medical treatments for adhesions. Once formed, there isn't medicine that can dissolve them. Symptomatic treatment with pain & anti-nausea meds may be helpful at controlling some of the symptoms. The main stay of treatment is surgical therapy called adhesiolysis or lysis of adhesions. Adhesions can be divided using laparoscopic techniques which may relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had abdominal surgery and feel the scar tissue is wrapped around my colon, & can't eat due to pain and bloating. What should I do?

I have had abdominal surgery and feel the scar tissue is wrapped around my colon,  & can't eat due to pain and bloating. What should I do?

Go to your doctor.: Ask to get a ct scan of your abdomen. If there is problems with adhesions (scarring from surgery) it is most likely in the small bowel, not colon. Most of the time surgery is not needed. ...Read more

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Could gonorrhea of the anus have scarred my rectum and colon? Is there some way to heal it?

Could gonorrhea of the anus have scarred my rectum and colon? Is there some way to heal it?

Unlikely: Anal gonorrhea does not usually cause long-term complications. If you've been treated for anal gonorrhea and are still having symptoms, you should be evaluated for reinfection or for other anorectal conditions. ...Read more

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I recently had a colon resection for stage 0 colon cancer. It was an open surgery w a large scar. I am experiencing dizziness when I stand from siting?

I recently had a colon resection for stage 0 colon cancer. It was an open surgery w a large scar. I am experiencing dizziness when I stand from siting?

Dizziness: You may have orthostatic hypotension. That means that your blood take a moment or two when you go from a sitting to a standing position.you rise slowly the problem won't be so acute ...Read more

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Can an ileostomy reversal be done if the entire colon is narrowed due to scarring?

Can an ileostomy reversal be done if the entire colon is narrowed due to scarring?

It can be done: but is probably not a good idea as a narrowed scarred colon usually doesn't function like a healthy colon and thus reversing the ileostomy will cause more problms than living with an ileostomy ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy and my dr. Said I have scarring in my colon. No surgeries or injuries. Why the scarring?

I had a colonoscopy and my dr. Said I have scarring in my colon.  No surgeries or injuries.  Why the scarring?

Information: You should discuss that with who did the colonoscopy. There may be several different reasons. Most commonly it is related to some inflammatory condition, or possible previous surgery. ...Read more

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Developed stricture after surgery 4 colon/bladder fistula & divtclitis. Is it because of scarring or reoccurence of divticlitis that I got stricture?

Developed  stricture after surgery 4 colon/bladder fistula & divtclitis. Is it because of scarring or reoccurence of divticlitis that I got stricture?

Recurrece: Uncommon problem, most likely recurrence of disease not the scar , need endoscopic reevaluation for presence of any malignancy' initial balloon dilatation, if unsuccessful , followed by surgical resection is required. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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


Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more