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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

Colostomy (Definition)

A colostomy is a surgically created outlet of your colon to the skin. It is sometimes referred to as a 'bag' since a bag is placed over the colostomy to catch the ...Read more


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Is colonic irrigation effective?

Is colonic irrigation effective?

Scam: This is a health fraud in which the operator shows normal peristalsis or some other normal but unattractive thing about the lower bowel and tells you it's at the root of your ill-health. Folks feel better because of the sweet talk from the operator. If someone mentions "toxic bowel settlement" or anything similar, phone your local district attorney. ...Read more

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Does bowel prep medicines relieve severe fecal impaction prior to colonoscopy procedure night before ?

Does bowel prep medicines relieve severe fecal impaction prior to colonoscopy procedure night before ?

Possibly: Bowel preps are taken to assure that the colon is relatively clean as the scope is passed so that even small lesions in the mucosa can be visualized. Many of the preps contain polyethylene glycol which absorbs liquid into the bowel. This may help but you may need a stool softner. ...Read more

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Diagonised with rectal cancer, after ileostomy reversal, frequent bm's, abcess withleakage at the surgery site. alternatives tocolostomy ?bowel trnspl

Diagonised with rectal cancer, after ileostomy reversal, frequent bm's, abcess withleakage at the surgery site. alternatives tocolostomy ?bowel trnspl

Insert drain: Ileostomy after rectal cancer is used to protect the rectal resuturing to establish continuity in the bowel. II there is some kind of abscess and leakage it can occur where the ileostomy has been reversed or at the site of the rectal suture line which may not have been ready for closure. Interventional radiology can place a suction drain to the site and left there until everything has healed. ...Read more

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Nasogastric tubes to suction lavage should be irrigated with what fluid when blocked?

Nasogastric tubes to suction lavage should be irrigated with what fluid when blocked?

Doesn't matter: Most any liquid can be used to irrigate a nasogastric tube, anything that one might drink. It could be saline solution or tap water, which may the most common ones used. But just about anything non-toxic would be fine. ...Read more

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Is Dulcolax compatible with fleet saline enema?

Is Dulcolax compatible with fleet saline enema?

Yes: They can be used together if the dulcolax is a tablet. If it is a suppository, you should wait to see if it works before using the enema, as it would obviously wash out an unused suppository. ...Read more

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Persistant pain at colostomy removal site post reversal. Had severe peritonitis post op?

Persistant pain at colostomy removal site post reversal. Had severe peritonitis post op?

Depends: How long ago was your last surgery? Incision site discomfort can sometimes last for a few months after surgery. See your surgeon for an exam. Sometimes hernias can form at the surgery site. Sometimes there can be prolonged skin nerve discomfort in the scar. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative colitis after having colostomy reversal surgery?

Can ulcerative colitis after having colostomy reversal surgery?

Not to worry: If there is no history of ulcerative colitis in the past there is no reason to believe a reversal procedure will precipitate one. If you did not have ulcerative colitis before surgery you don't have to worry about it after. ...Read more

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Can I use IV saline solution for nasal irrigation ?

Can I use IV saline solution for nasal irrigation ?

Absolutely: Even a higher concentration than 1n may be used. There is evidence that concentrations> 1 n may improve ciliary beat frequency which could help the nose be even cleaner. ...Read more

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Is golytely (polyethylene glycol) fatal to pts with partial obstruction with colon perforation? (Stage 4 CRC with mets to lung)

Is golytely (polyethylene glycol) fatal to pts with partial obstruction with colon perforation?  (Stage 4 CRC with mets to lung)

No: Golytely (polyethylene glycol) is a bowel diuretic drawing fluid into the colon. If there is a patient with partial obstruction and with possible colonic performation, why would a bowel diuretic be employed that could cause a greater leak of GI fluid into the periotoneal cavaity, especially in the face of lung mets.? Laparoscopic evaluation of a possible leak may be necessary if not proven by radiologic evaluation ...Read more

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SubColectomy w/Ileostomy Placmnt in 01, Abdominal Dishences frm c.diff infec causin rectum removl. Ileostomy revisn X2 in 09. Reversal Possible now?

SubColectomy w/Ileostomy Placmnt in 01, Abdominal Dishences frm c.diff infec causin rectum removl. Ileostomy revisn X2 in 09. Reversal Possible now?

Maybe: It depends on whether or not the rectum was removed or not. There's no reason to think you have a sphincter problem, and if that's true, along with the presence of the rectum, you may be able to get reversed. Without most of the colon, likely to have frequent BM's. see a colorectal surgeon for a more complete eval. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Bowel perforation outlook good after tubal?

Bowel perforation outlook good after tubal?

Yes: Assuming the perforation was recognized and treated promptly, the outlook is fine. ...Read more

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How do they clean out maxillary/frontal/ethmoid sinuses during sinus clean-out w/ septoplasty? Drill? Vacuum?

How do they clean out maxillary/frontal/ethmoid sinuses during sinus clean-out w/ septoplasty? Drill? Vacuum?

Sinus: Great question. Its done through your nose with a variety of instruments including ones that cut bone and suctions to remove inflammation. ...Read more

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Sigmoid colon cancer removed surgically. After 10 days ultrasound impression is ' subacute small bowel intestinal obstruction and mild intraperitoneal free fluid collection. Is this common?

No, not common: Bowel obstruction can occur due to post op adhesions(uncommon) or tumor left behind(this will happen if the cancer was advanced/late stage. Your doctor will have to sort out which of these two possibilities apply to your case. ...Read more

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Can balloon surgery be performed for nasal polyps?

Can balloon surgery be performed for nasal polyps?

Not to cure them: Balloon sinuplasty is a nice way of opening blocked sinuses. Polyp disease is not an issue of blocked sinuses the way pain or recurrent infection might be. Polyps are from nasal and sinus inflammation. The balloon procedure won't stop your particular nose from being inflamed. Removing the polyps and opening the sinuses combined with medication, oral and intranasal, long term is the best treatment. ...Read more

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