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Dr. Raj Kapur
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Colectomy (Definition)

It can mean removal of part or complete colon with ...Read more


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Is colectomy is the last choice for treatment ulcerative colitis ? Is colectomy a bad thing to patients ?

Is colectomy is the last choice for treatment ulcerative colitis ? Is colectomy a bad thing to patients ?

Not a simple answer: This is a complex issue beyond the scope of a 400 word answer. If you have tried all the usual treatments including biologics (humira for example) and immune modulating drugs (imuran (azathioprine) for example) and have non or poorly responsive disease, then a colectomy is generally a better choice than a life of being a slave to your colon inflammation. ...Read more

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After 15 days of sigmoid colon operation constipation, burning and pain occurs. What's the solution for colon cancer patients stage 1?

After  15 days of sigmoid colon operation constipation, burning and pain occurs.
What's the solution  for colon cancer patients stage 1?

Bowel regimen: Constipation is common after colon surgery/ any surgery. A bowel regimen will be helpful. The goal 2 soft bowel movements daily. Use water/dilute juice (up to 1.5 liter/day), fiber, stool softner, laxative, less solid food, walking to achieve goal. Diagnosis of colon cancer stage 1 means monitoring, surveillance, oncology consult. Fever, worsening pain means you need to get evaluated. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could belive me it is possible to get ileostomy surgery for chronic constipation in which all of other treatment doesn't help ?

Please tell me, could belive me it is possible to get ileostomy surgery for chronic constipation in which all of other treatment doesn't help ?

Yes, but...: That would be a truly last ditch effort to treat an otherwise benign problem. In addition to the potential complications of the operation itself, the side effects and possible future complications are significant, and changes one's lifestyle forever. Seeing an experienced surgeon can help with options. If you've already seen one, go see another. ...Read more

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If an overweight person has injured their colon due to heavy constipation what is the best treatment possible if one wishes to avoid a surgery?

If an overweight person has injured their colon due to heavy constipation what is the best treatment possible if one wishes to avoid a surgery?

Step therapy: Hello. Start with 4 to 6 glasses a day of water. Also add daily fiber to your diet in the form of something like metamucil. If no response add prunes or prune juice. Thereafter you may add colace (docusate sodium) 200 mg twice a day. If still not regular see your primary physician and he can continue to maximize medications. Also you need to evaluate your diet and consider other dx. ...Read more

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For cervical disc prolapse patient on the neck, what treatment they can do on their own without going for operation and therapy. Pain on the left elbow?

For cervical disc prolapse patient on the neck, what treatment they can do on their own without going for operation and therapy. Pain on the left elbow?

Several can help: You can see your primary doctor, a neurologist, a physiatrist, a pain management specialist, an orthopedist or a neurosurgeon for treatment with 90% usually treated non surgically. This could include: medication, traction, a soft collar, physical therapy/exercises, time and possible epidural steroid injections as well as activity modifications and ceasing smoking if you have that habit. ...Read more

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Does ketamine treatment actually provide some releif. I am a cancer patient who was left with nerve damage after an operation?

Does ketamine treatment actually provide some releif. I am a cancer patient who was left with nerve damage after an operation?

Maybe.: Ketamine is an anesthetic agent which may be useful in some chronic pain conditions, such as crps (complex regional pain syndrome). Usually given as an infusion in subanesthetic doses over several hours, several days in a row, usually by a pain specialist or anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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My mother, 67 years old, heart patient, having a brain tumor. Doctors are not able to give confidence on successful treatment by operation. Any advise?

My mother, 67 years old, heart patient, having a brain tumor. Doctors are not able to give confidence on successful treatment by operation. Any advise?

Tumor Board: I would suggest she have a multi-disciplinary approach to her situation, whereas many specialist, including neurosurgeons, cancer specialist, radiation doctors, palliative care specialists, etc. all an go over her case and decide what the best course of action is for her. At some hospitals they have a "Tumor Board" just for this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more