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Acidic feces after a total colectomy?

Acidic feces after a total colectomy?

Yes: It depends on the reconstruction. If you have a j pouch and the contents are moving through rapidly and you have not adapted, a patient may have many stools per day and the area around the anus may be raw. Local treament with creams to the area are helpful. If it remains, your doctor can add things to thicken the stool or medicine to slow it done until you adapt. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...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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Soft foods diet after colon open surgery?

Soft foods diet after colon open surgery?

Maybe: I usually have my patients in regular diet before they leave the hospital. By the time the food transits into colon it is digested anyway and mechanical soft diet won't matter. ...Read more

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Should I follow a special diet after colostomy surgery?

Should I follow a special diet after colostomy surgery?

No special diet requ: After a colostomy you can eat anything you want but i would emphasize a high fiber diet because it makes the output more manageable. ...Read more

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Can you have gastric bypass after total colectomy?

Can you have gastric bypass after total colectomy?

Bypass: If you have extensive abdominal surgery such as a tital colectomy a gastric bypass is not a good choice for you however you can look into other options such as the band or the sleeve gastrectomy. ...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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Constipation after surgery?

Constipation after surgery?

Depends on severity: After abdominal surgery or just general anesthesia, the intestinal tract tends to be lethargic - called post-operative ileus. It typically takes only 3-5 days to begin passing gas (farting) and having bowel movements again. Other problems like bowel obstruction may intervene. Being as active as possible, perhaps using a rectal suppository and, if permitted by your physician, a laxative, may help. ...Read more

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What foods should a post-subtotal thyroidectomy patient eat?

What foods should a post-subtotal thyroidectomy patient eat?

Advance diet: You may have a sore throat for a few days due to intubation (a tube was in your throat during surgery). Your sore throat will resolve in a few days. Advance from a soft diet. ...Read more

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How long after laparoscopic abdominal surgery should/must bowel movements reoccur?

How long after laparoscopic abdominal surgery should/must bowel movements reoccur?

BM: You should have a bowel movement by three days after laparoscopy. If you have not had a bowel movement, call your surgeon. :) ...Read more

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Can i eat salads 5 weeks after gastric bypass surgery?

Can i eat salads 5 weeks after gastric bypass surgery?

Probably: Do not see any reason why not, but please check with your surgeon, who knows you well. ...Read more

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Gastric by-pass diet following surgery, weeks four and beyond?

Talk to you surgeon: After gastric bypass every surgeon has their own protocol for advancing your diet. At 1 month postop i start to add meats like chicken and fish. But talk to your doctor about what you should eating. ...Read more

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After bariatric surgery can you eat fruits?

Post Bariatric: Yes. Of course. The only thing is that you will be limited in the amount of food you can eat at any given time. ...Read more

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Constipation and Fatty stools after gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago?

Constipation and Fatty stools after gallbladder surgery  2 weeks ago?

Bowel irregularity: is common after gallbladder surgery. Constipation often occurs from narcotic pain medication. Stop pain medication, drink more water, use a laxative if necessary, avoid fried fatty greasy foods for a while. See your surgeon for follow up and call them if rhere are problems. ...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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How long before i can resume a normal diet after gall bladder removal?

How long before i can resume a normal diet after gall bladder removal?

Soon: Start slowly, especially with eating too much fatty or greasy foods. Otherwise can eat other foods as soon as you feel ready. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Kapur
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Colectomy (Definition)

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