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Will you have normal bms after small bowel resection?

Will you have normal bms after small bowel resection?

Usually: It depends on how much is removed but most people have no problem. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Bowel Resection (Definition)

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


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Is it normal to have light bleeding from the rectum after small bowel resection? It seems to be round the feces but not in it. There's no pain.

Is it normal to have light bleeding from the rectum after small bowel resection? It seems to be round the feces but not in it. There's no pain.

Maybe: Slight bleeding could be from hemorrhoids or other anal condition. Cirrhosis can cause abnormally enlarged veins to occur in the gastrointestinal tract that could bleed. Best not to wonder & best is to contact your own surgeon who performed the surgery to get proper information for your own specific situation & conditions. ...Read more

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After a small bowel resection for Crohn's & now over 25 hospitalized bowel obstructions later, will HGH strengthen intestines, if not what should I do?

After a small bowel resection for Crohn's & now over 25 hospitalized bowel obstructions later, will HGH strengthen intestines, if not what should I do?

Not likely: Focus on making sure your inflammatory bowel disease is well controlled and overall good health. That means making sure you have good nutrition, are physically active, sleeping well and have good social support. Try to avoid for looking for too much pharmacotherapy for good health. Some is necessary but remember, particularly with hormones, it's easy create problems. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I had small bowel resection and repair if incarcerated hernia ib sepember this year im now getting pain in my left groin?

I had small bowel resection and repair if incarcerated hernia ib sepember this year im now getting pain in my left groin?

Post operative pain: It is common to have incision pain after surgery. Pain in the groin can be also caused by nerve entrapment, and scar tissue that forms. If there is vomiting at times one should be on the lookout for fibrous bands of tissue that can develop which can lead to a partial obstruction of the bowel. Constipation following surgery can also lead to the groin pain that has developed. ...Read more

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Had small bowel resection (5ft), colon blockage removed, appendectomy, and hernia repair done in emerg surgery. Tons of side effects 3months later. Help?

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

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Is diarrhea common after small bowel resection?

Is diarrhea common after small bowel resection?

Depends on: Extent and part of resection. Diarrhea can occur if ileum is resected more commonly than jejunum. Even jejunum if is more than, say, 1/3. But compensatory hyperplasia can occur, so it should improve over time. Ask a gastroenterologist for a formal opinion. ...Read more

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What is transit time (hours) through the small bowel?

What is transit time (hours) through the small bowel?

Variable: The transit time in the bowel can vary from person to person and with diet. The normal small bowel transit time has been shown to vary from 15 min to up to 5 hours. ...Read more

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Would you advise bowel removal for a six cm stricture of the small bowel?

Would you advise bowel removal for a six cm stricture of the small bowel?

Depends: How narrow is the lumen at the site of stricture? What caused the stricture? Do you have any symptoms of intestinal obstruction? If what caused the stricture has abated and you do not have intestinal symptoms, you may wait and watch. ...Read more

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What is the scientifically accepted (based on studies) transit time range for the small bowel?

What is the scientifically accepted (based on studies) transit time range for the small bowel?

Varies considerably: In infants with diarrhea it is measured in minutes, constipation, days to weeks. Labeled tracer studies will vary by age and conditions under review. A common TT is 3-4 days in good health. From my recollection it is measured from the time of ingestion until passage from rectum. TT for small intestine only would be done with abdominal x-rays/contrast. ...Read more

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What does small bowel reflux mean?

What does small bowel reflux mean?

Biliary reflux: Biliary reflux, bile reflux or duodenogastric reflux is a condition that occurs when bile flows upward (refluxes) from the duodenum into the stomach and esophagus.

While bile reflux involves fluid from the small intestine flowing into the stomach and esophagus, acid reflux is back flow of stomach acid into the esophagus. SEE: http://bit. Ly/1CERl6k ...Read more

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Does colonoscopy reach the small bowel?

Does colonoscopy reach the small bowel?

Yes: A complete colonoscopy reaches the most distal part of the small bowel. When the colonoscopy is being done to evaluate for small bowel conditions, like crohn's disease, the operator will go into the small bowel and take biopsies. ...Read more

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What are some types of small bowel problems?

Malabsoption: Celiac disease affects about 1% of the people in the us and there are other problems related to enzyme deficiencies, e.G, lactose intolerance. Increased absorption of iron and hemochromatosis. Less commonly inflammatory bowel disease, e.g., crohn disease, parasites, and tumors. ...Read more

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Is small bowel lymphoma painful?

Is small bowel lymphoma painful?

They can be: If they present with small bowel obstruction, or perforation and sepsis they often are. ...Read more

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Can small bowel lymphoma be cured?

Can small bowel lymphoma be cured?

Yes: Small bowel lymphoma is picked up by symptoms such as nausea, vomitting, pain, obstruction, bleeding, etc. Depending on the specific type and stage of lymphoma 'cures' can definitely be achieved with modern chemotherapy regimens. ...Read more

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Can you die from small bowel lymphoma?

Can you die from small bowel lymphoma?

Possible: Small bowel lymphoma can present with symptoms such as obstruction, perforation, bleeding, pain, nausea, vomitting, etc. Which can serious complictions and potentially death. There are various types of bowel lymphoma and after detection treatment plans can be successfully implemented. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone has a carcinoid tumour of the small bowel:?

Can you tell me if someone has a carcinoid tumour of the small bowel:?

Tissue examination: A definitive diagnosis of carcinoid required examination of the suspect tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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I was told I have small bowel avm, what is the likelihood I have others?

I was told I have small bowel avm, what is the likelihood I have others?

Medium: While it is certain possible you have multiple, often times these are solitary lesions that are incidentally found on examination for other reasons. If no others were seen on the study that diagnosed this one, there is a good chance you don't have others. ...Read more

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Is small bowel lymphoma curable?

Yes, but: Yes, lymphoma can be cured, especially if diagnosed and treated appropriately/early enough. Cure in cancer typically means cancer free for 5 years, and not forever.
The success rate depends on the type of cancer and stage (how advanced it is) at the time of diagnosis.
I know this is vague, but hope it gives you some answer.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What is partial malrotation of the small bowel?

Development error: In fetus in initial stages of development all bowel is out side like a garden house, as abdominal wall develops it returns back in side in a systemic patron get rearranged by a series of steps, (called rotation) partial failure, like bands (lad's) etc called partial malrotation will cause obstruction of bowel in new born or later stages of life. ...Read more

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What does partial malrotation of the small bowel mean?

What does partial malrotation of the small bowel mean?

Think garden hose: Your intestines are a complex hose like structure that forms outside of the body during fetal life & drops back in, settling in place. For some, odd placing& increased mobility allow it to twist on itself like a garden hose at some point. Repair requires surgeon untwist the bowel & examine it. Sometimes the twist cuts off the blood & a segment dies, requiring removal. The bowel is then secured. ...Read more

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What is the protocol or general plan for small bowel obstruction?

What is the protocol or general plan for small bowel obstruction?

Expectantly: Small bowel obstruction (sbo) has many causes and requires different managements with different patients. In general, serial exams with labs and imaging studies are needed for your surgeon to make the best decision with you. Depending on your presentation and co-morbidities, your surgeon may treat you conservatively (bowel rest +/- ng decompression, ivf.) or with surgery without delay. ...Read more

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How long does it take food to get to your small bowel after eating?

1-4 hrs: The stomach will typically empty most of your meal in to the small intestine by 4 hrs. However emptying begins within the first hour so your small intestine may start to "see" your meal soon after eating. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a small bowel fallow through with barium after a colonoscopy?

Yes: A sbft can be safely performed after a colonoscopy as soon as bowels start moving as expected after this procedure. ...Read more

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Can laparoscopic Splenectomy and small bowel Laparoscopic Exploration be done in one operation?

Can laparoscopic Splenectomy and small bowel Laparoscopic Exploration be done in one operation?

Laparoscopy: A laparoscopic surgery allows the surgeon to look around the abdominal cavity without too much difficulty and usually without changing or adding incisions. If your surgeon is skilled enough to they should be able to do both at one time. 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


Intestine (Definition)

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