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Distended stomach pain watery diarrhea fever 3 weeks post appendectomy?

Distended stomach pain watery diarrhea fever 3 weeks post appendectomy?

C. Diff: Have to be concerned about an infection in the colon caused by a bacterium called clostridium difficila. Most often occurs after given an antibiotic for some other reason (appendicitis). Anitibiotics can kill off "good" bacteria in colon leading to over growth of bad bugs- c. Diff. Need to have stool checked and if present treated with oral antibiotics. Good also be an abscess in pelvis. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

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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Constipation after a colectomy?

Constipation after a colectomy?

Yes: Could be ileus or obstruction depending on timing after surgery. Also is taking lots of narcotics this can leadto constipation. Best is to see surgeon. ...Read more

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Ok to take imodium (loperamide) for post op diarrhea from gallbladder surgery?

Ok to take imodium (loperamide) for post op diarrhea from gallbladder surgery?

Depends: When was your surgery? Would not want to combine immodium & narcotic pain pills. Best is to address the issue first with avoiding fried, fatty, greasy foods. Drink plenty of water. Check with your doctor or surgeon before adding medication like this. Immidium will not correct the cause if the diarrhea either & likely to have better results with prescription cholestyramine. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Please explain cholecystectomy post op diet?

Please explain cholecystectomy post op diet?

Gradual: Start with small amounts of bland, low fat foods and gradually progress to a normal diet over 3-5 days. . Please see your primary provider to investigate if not improved. ...Read more

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5yrs chronic diarrhea every bowel movement watery, sudden, urgency, unbearable smell. Gastric bypass 5yrs ago. Partial colon removed, hernia 3yrs ago?

5yrs chronic diarrhea every bowel movement watery, sudden, urgency, unbearable smell. Gastric bypass 5yrs ago. Partial colon removed, hernia  3yrs ago?

Need a G.I. consultation: This is a problem that is best solved with a consultation with a gastroenterologist. If you have already seen a gastroenterologist and you're not getting any better than you need to see a new one. ...Read more

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3 months post op. Nissen/laprascopic, robotic, hiatal hernia repair. Recently experiencing painful, debilitating gas& diarrhea. Is this normal?

3 months post op. Nissen/laprascopic, robotic, hiatal hernia repair. Recently experiencing painful, debilitating gas& diarrhea. Is this normal?

Not from the surgery: It is very unlikely that these current symptoms are related to your surgery. By far the most common cause of diarrhea is viral infection (enteritis, or gastroenteritis if it involves nausea/vomiting). With any diarrhea, weight loss, dehydration (feeling like you're going to pass out when standing), or fever lasting > 1 day would be cause for concern. Otherwise these things tend to resolve. ...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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Constipation following myomectomy?

Constipation following myomectomy?

Pain meds: Pain medications after any kind of surgery can be constipating. Inaddition, pelvic surgery can stimulate spasm of the muscles around the rectum that have to relax to allow bowel movements. Stool softeners can be quite helpful until off the pain medications and the muscles have relaxed. ...Read more

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Weird upper stomach feeling 6weeks post laparoscopic gallbladder surgery & ercp pancreatitis. 3 months post Csection. Uncomfortable. No pain. NORMAL?

Weird upper stomach feeling 6weeks post laparoscopic gallbladder surgery & ercp pancreatitis. 3 months post Csection. Uncomfortable. No pain. NORMAL?

Possibly: Residual symptoms of pancreatitis can include some fullness and discomfort, depending on severity and cause. During the period of recovery, abstinence from alcohol, limiting fatty food intake, may limit the stress on the pancreas. Your doctor should check pancreatic enzymes to make sure they are normalizing. If there are any concerns, additional blood testing and further imaging may be necessary ...Read more

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Got an lap appendectomy 3 weeks ago.Feeling pain on one of the post op scar (left side),diarrhea, vomiting,no fever.Also having gastric ulcer.Okay ?

Got an lap appendectomy 3 weeks ago.Feeling pain on one of the post op scar (left side),diarrhea, vomiting,no fever.Also having gastric ulcer.Okay ?

Stay hydrated : The pain is normal, as long as the wounds look ok. The diarrhea can be normal, but if you're running a fever or feel ill, see your surgeon and ask to check for C. Dificile colitis. The vomiting/diarrhea could be from a viral infection, or an abscess. You must stay well hydrated, and may need IV fluids. Best to call your surgeon for a more complete eval. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Yellowish brownish diarrhea for 3 months plus. Chills, no fever, post cholycysectomy 12 yrs. Post eswl 29 nov 2012. Is this bile duct issue?

Yellowish brownish diarrhea for 3 months plus.  Chills, no fever, post cholycysectomy 12 yrs. Post eswl 29 nov 2012. Is this bile duct issue?

This is what you...: To put pieces of "mystery" together over a 12-yr span, collect the quality, quantity, and sequence of events of your symptoms, and bring those to doc for analysis, physicals, tests as needed so to deduce DX for proposing rx as needed. Now, it is the time and your condition is beyond what online inquiry can help. Best wish... ...Read more

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7 months post op hysterectomy abdominal pain?

7 months post op hysterectomy abdominal pain?

Many options: It certainly could be scar tissue, but if it only just started 7 months after surgery, there are plenty of other non-hysterectomy issues that could play a role. Check with your obgyn. ...Read more

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Bile induced IBS after gallbladder removal?? True?? Best med for diarrhea cholestyramine after gb removal ?

Bile induced IBS after gallbladder removal?? True?? Best med for diarrhea cholestyramine after gb removal ?

Yes but will resolve: After gallbladder surgery, some people have ongoing abdominal symptoms, such as pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea (postcholecystectomy syndrome). Following cholecystectomy, bile which was once stored in the gallbladder and released only after meals, now flows continuously into the intestines and cause irritation. Cholestyramine absorbs bile, but these symptoms will often resolve over time. ...Read more

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Surgical Oncology: Whipple surgery done; diarrhea 7 days post-op. Soft food diet 2 days ago. Usually resolves itself with solids?

Surgical Oncology: Whipple surgery done; diarrhea 7 days post-op. Soft food diet 2 days ago. Usually resolves itself with solids?

Yes: Hi member 1279133 The Whipple procedure is one of the most invasive abdominal surgeries still being done, and recovery of the gut often takes some time. If your surgeon agrees, using probiotics and a diet with enough bulk and mostly vegetable based should help you recover. Increase in pain, or constipation would be signs you should follow up immediately. Congratulations on surviving!! ...Read more

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Is liquid diarrhea normal following laproscopic surgery for small intestine blockage? How long does diarrhea last?

Is liquid diarrhea normal following laproscopic surgery  for small intestine blockage? How long does diarrhea last?

A few days.: It is not unusual to have loose stools after this type of operation. If it lasts more than a few days you should contact your surgeon. Occasionally, this can be the symptom of an infectious diarrhea. ...Read more

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Hx: Lap cholecystectomy post op day 4, previous constipation cleared with enema X 2, anal fissures now present. ? Nausea when need to open bowels

Hx: Lap cholecystectomy post op day 4, previous constipation cleared with enema X 2, anal fissures now present. ? Nausea when need to open bowels

Fissures: For anal fissures warm water applications and applications of ointments like anusol or nupercain are soothing. Insertion of glycerin rectal suppositories allow easier passage of stools. If you have no urge to have a bowel movement, take senokot daily which has a stool softener and gentle bowel stimulant. If you have an urge for a bm and can't pass it, insert a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate). A proctologist can help ...Read more

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I'm 4 weeks post c-section & tubal ligation & I'm having nausea after eating, bloating, abdominal pain (mostly after eating), and pale stools (started?

I'm 4 weeks post c-section & tubal ligation & I'm having nausea after eating, bloating, abdominal pain (mostly after eating), and pale stools (started?

4 wks s/p/ c/s abd: Please call your doctor today or go to ER. May be related to c/s -adhesions ( can occur after any surgery), abscess, or may be gallbladder ( especially with pale stools) , gastritis. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Kapur
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Colectomy (Definition)

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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more