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Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Diverticulosis (Definition)

Diverticulosis is the presence of small outpouching's of the wall of the digestive tract, usually the colon. If one of them becomes infected it is known as diverticulitis. Diverticula also can ...Read more


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What are possible complications of diverticulitis?

What are possible complications of diverticulitis?

Abscess / Stricture : Abscess formation in the abdomen is a possible complication. This is a collection of bacteria and stool within the belly. Long standing diverticulitis tends to cause strictures of the colon that can lead to acute bowel obstructions. ...Read more

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What are the complications of bowel obstipation in kids?

What are the complications of bowel obstipation in kids?

Chronic constipation: Can lead to encopresis, (liquid stool leaking around impacted stool), distention of the colon, difficulty toilet training, stool with-holding; also, diverticulosis/ diverticulitis & possible increased incidence of colon cancer in one's 40's. It requires thorough clean-out with go-litely or enemas, then MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) & bowel re-training for at least 6 mos, aiming for soft stools at least every other day. ...Read more

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Any risk of bowel perforation during hysterectomy?

Any risk of bowel perforation during hysterectomy?

Yes: The bowel is adjacent to the uterus so it is at risk of injury during surgery to remove the uterus. This is especially of concern if there are adhesions or scar tissue due to endometriosis, previous surgery, or cancer. I recommend bowel preps before a davinci or laparoscopic hysterectomy to minimize risks of a bowel perforation and to facilitate repair if it should occur. ...Read more

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What are complications of untreated lpr?

What are complications of untreated lpr?

Laryngopharyngeal ..: Reflux over a long period can be associated with damage to laryngeal structures causing hoarseness and precancerous or cancerous lesions. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Chronic Kidney Disease?

What are the complications of Chronic Kidney Disease?

Many,,,: The complications of chronic kidney disease are many. There is hypertension from inability of the kidneys to excrete fluid, along with edema or swelling in the body. There is anemia due to the kidney's inability to produce erythropoietin which stimulates red cell production. There is also accumulation of urea, a waste product and potassium which can affect heart rhythm, and many more besides. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of death and complications of gastric bypass?

What is the likelihood of death and complications of gastric bypass?

Gastric bypass risk: It depends on where you have surgery. Nationwide, the risk of death is about 1/500 to 1/1000 operations. However, if you go to a highly specialized center with a long track record, the risk can be much less than that. A bypass is a fairly difficult operation, whereas a lap band is very easy. I would only trust my associate and a handful of colleagues to do a bypass on myself or a relative. ...Read more

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Are the risks of gastric relapse of chrohns high after prednisone treatment?

Are the risks of gastric relapse of chrohns high after prednisone treatment?

Gastric Crohn's : There is always a risk of relapse of Crohn's disease, no matter which part of the digestive tract it is in. Treatment with prednisone does not increase the chances of a relapse. It is impossible to predict what the odds of a relapse are, since Crohn's disease is not very predictable in any patient. I would discuss this question with your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can diverticulitis and diverticulitis cause complications with diabetes?

Can diverticulitis and diverticulitis cause complications with diabetes?

Yes.: Diverticulitis, by definition, is a bacterial infection arising from a hole in the colon. Any infection may complicate the management of diabetes. ...Read more

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What are common complications of appendectomy?

What are common complications of appendectomy?

And others: Less common problems can include bleeding, anesthesia related problems, and leak at the colon site where the appendix was removed. These are much less likely than infection after appendectomy. The earlier that appendicitis is diagnosed and treated the less likely you are to have complications from surgery. ...Read more

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Complications of multiple kidney stones and stents?

Complications of multiple kidney stones and stents?

Many : There are many possible complications but the most common complications of kidney stones include: bleeding, infection, pain, urinary obstruction. Common stent complications include: pain, perforation, stricture, infection. ...Read more

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What are the complications of ibs?

What are the complications of ibs?

GI Sx, hit lifestyle: Can cause pain, bloat, diarrhea, constipation. Might impact lifestyle, interactions at home, work. Generally does not cause weight loss, bleeding, anemia, or problems outside the gut, e.g. Eye, skin, joint, liver problems as may occur with ibd. No increased risk of cancer, as there is with ibd. Generally no need for surgery. ...Read more

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What are the complications of endometriosis?

What are the complications of endometriosis?

Comp -endometriosis: Adhesions are the main problem although one may have pain and bowel obstruction. There may be ovarian failure following surgical excision. ...Read more

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Having biopsies of small bowel and colon. What are the risks?

Having biopsies of small bowel and colon. What are the risks?

Ask your doc: You should always be fully informe dbefore procedures. Bleeding., bowl perforation and infectio are some possibilities. ...Read more

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What are the complications of an untreated ruptured stomach (organ)?

What are the complications of an untreated ruptured stomach (organ)?

Very serious: Stomach (gastric) perforation may be from an ulcer. It would cause very severe abdominal pain and peritonitis with progressive internal infection. This requires emergency surgery to repair the perforation. Untreated would result in death from progressive peritonitis and infection. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticular Diseases (Definition)

Diverticular disease is a condition where pouches protrude outward from weakened areas in the colon and result in abdominal ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches ...Read more