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Diarrhea After Small Bowel Resection
Bowel resection is the surgical removal of a portion of the small or large intestines due to an advancing disease. This procedure is performed if a portion of the bowel has been without oxygen for a long period and there is tissue death (necrosis), following discovery of some types of cancer, advanced infection of the bowel, or if the patient has repeated or persistent bowel obstruction (blockage). Some patients with diseases like ulcerative colitis or familial colon cancer may elect to have the procedure done to prevent ...Read more
Usually: It depends on how much is removed but most people have no problem. ...Read more
Had small bowel resection (5ft),colon blockage removed,appendectomy,and hernia repair done in emerg surgery.Tons of side effects 3months later. Help?
Side Effects: The answer to your questions depends on the side effects you are having. Small bowel resection can affect stool transit time as well as nutrient absorption. Adhesions from any abdominal procedure may be a source of discomfort for some. I suggest you speak to your primary care doc about your symptoms to identify the most likely source of your symptoms. From there you can make a plan. ...Read more
I'm having bowel movement within 2 hrs of having meal after staple haemorodictomy. How long will this frequent bowel movement last.
Bowel movements: We all have a reflex called the gastrocolic reflex that causes us to defecate after a meal, especially a large meal. This is a defense mechanism for the body to rid itself of waste so we could be ready to fight of flee back in the days of old. This is more pronounced in some people and after going through stressors. ...Read more
Hysterectomy w/ posterior repair: 2009.
Laproscopic bowel resection: 2011. Now same bowl symptoms as before. Probability of enterocele recurrence?
Is liquid diarrhea normal following laproscopic surgery for small intestine blockage? How long does diarrhea last?
Fistulotomy & lis done. Short colonoscopy-normal. After 1.5 month from surgery bowl movement small amount of blood in stool and little mucus.Normal?
Possibly: If you have kept stools soft for at least 6 weeks following your procedure then the majority of healing should be done. If you have been constipated due to pain medications then you may have caused some minor bleeding. Keep stools soft for at least 3 months following such a procedure. ...Read more
Do changing bowel movements (formed stool/diarrhea) occur for a few days after colonoscopy. Had a colonoscopy two days ago and now had one full formed bowel movement then one of diarrhea. Before procedure I had difficult BM or constipation ?
Have symptoms of irritable bowel Recently underwent colonoscopy which came negative. However multiple times toilet, incomplete bowel evacuation feel, soft flat stools persist. Request advise.
Irritable bowel: If your gastroenterologist is comfortable that enough work up has been done to rule out other causes and feels that IBS is the culprit, it is time to start trying to treat it. Adding extra fiber to the diet is a good start. There are medications such as anti-spasmodics which tend to work well in some situations also. Talk to your G.I. doctor about what is the next step. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Having small frequent bowel movements. Felt like I had trapped bowel. Bowel passing now but I'm going a little each time. Worried it's colon cancer. ?
Bowel resection 10 days ago, tumor &about 12 inch of colon removed, lots of gas but no bowel movement yet & now puss bump on anus? Thx!
Slight Abdominal pain 1wk after anal masturbation. Slight nausea, constipation and dark/black stool. Small amounts of blood in stool Perforated Colon?
See doctor: Although it is not possilbe to make this diagnosis over the internet, the current symptoms with the mechanism of action and are concerning. It certainly could be many things, but you do want to rule out any intestinal damage. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
A 17 year olds sysmptoms :change in bowel movement constipation narrow stools small black dots in stool tight abdomen mild stomach pain colon cancer?
Needs eval : This isn't a usual presentation for colon cancer, since it's usually without symptoms, and doesn't happen to 17 year olds very often. There are a lot of colon conditions that need to be considered by a doctor in person to figure this one out which i'd suggest you get done early next week. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
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