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Colon 20cm resection 10days ago(75 y old).Today, discovered all colon dead(arteriosclerosis).So, had total colectomy(1.5 meter).Was that medical error?

Colon 20cm resection 10days ago(75 y old).Today, discovered all colon dead(arteriosclerosis).So, had total colectomy(1.5 meter).Was that medical error?

Medical error: Arteriosclerosis can cause colonic ischemia and infarction. Whether the extent of the problem was not recognized at your surgery or if there was no appearance of threatened bowel thus not resected at the initial surgery can't be judged or speculated from out here. ...Read more

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Colectomy (Definition)

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What exercise after 16 month total knee replasment?

What exercise after 16 month total knee replasment?

Quads: Assuming your motion is good, the best thing to do is to build up your quadriceps by doing straight leg raises. Walking, biking, and swimming are great exercises as well. ...Read more

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Having 20cm of sm intest (at terminal ileum) removed due to IBD. What's avg length of hospital stay after surgery? Basic phys feelings after surgery?

Having 20cm of sm intest (at terminal ileum) removed due to IBD. What's avg length of hospital stay after surgery?  Basic phys feelings after surgery?

Initially may get: loose bowel movements , long term effects you need to be monitor Vit B12 & iron levels , will need supplements You may loose bile salts and that will lead tendency to form gall stones ...Read more

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SubColectomy w/Ileostomy Placmnt in 01, Abdominal Dishences frm c.diff infec causin rectum removl. Ileostomy revisn X2 in 09. Reversal Possible now?

SubColectomy w/Ileostomy Placmnt in 01, Abdominal Dishences frm c.diff infec causin rectum removl. Ileostomy revisn X2 in 09. Reversal Possible now?

Maybe: It depends on whether or not the rectum was removed or not. There's no reason to think you have a sphincter problem, and if that's true, along with the presence of the rectum, you may be able to get reversed. Without most of the colon, likely to have frequent BM's. see a colorectal surgeon for a more complete eval. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Three month before I have urinary infection my psa 7.Now i taken free/total psa 1.O7 free psa o.089 % free/total psa 8.31% advice me as i req biopsy?

Three month before I have urinary infection my psa 7.Now i taken free/total psa  1.O7 free psa o.089 % free/total psa 8.31% advice me as i req biopsy?

Numbers are confusin: If you had an UTI and psa was 7 , first why did they get a psa second is it 3 mo after the infection and what is the psa how does the prostate feel. ...Read more

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Done with12 chemo runs colon cancer 3 week ago, body scan &blood clean, today passed out in the tub then came to quick chemo related? Sugar good

Done with12 chemo runs colon cancer 3 week ago, body scan &blood clean, today passed out in the tub then came to quick  chemo related? Sugar good

contact your Oncolog: Your oncologist needs to be informed about this episode. I am sure, he/she can find out what caused you to pass out and remedy your problem. ...Read more

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So I'm on day 12 of having stitches in my fingers. 30 stitches total. They come out tomorrow. How important is elevation after stitch removal?

So I'm on day 12 of having stitches in my fingers. 30 stitches total. They come out tomorrow. How important is elevation after stitch removal?

Elevation: If you have swelling then when you go to sleep try to keep your hand above your heart (maybe over your chest). That way gravity will help any fluid drain out of your hand and back towards your heart. ...Read more

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3 weeks out of partial thyroid removal. Pre-surg TSH 1.27 miu/l: ft4 .9 ng/dl: after surgery TSH 3.150 miu/l: ft4 .96. Do i need medication?

3 weeks out of partial thyroid removal. Pre-surg TSH 1.27 miu/l: ft4 .9 ng/dl: after surgery  TSH 3.150 miu/l: ft4  .96. Do i need medication?

Not yet based on lab: Usually after partial or total thyroid removal it can take a while before medication may be needed. Every patient is different as to when they need medication. You are still making thyroid hormone from what's left, it appears your TSH has risen in just 3 weeks and may mean you might need medication soon. Normally we look for TSH to be above 4.5 before starting medication. ...Read more

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After prostate remove surgery by robot in jan.All done supplemental radiation june 24th. 50 years old in sept, what kind of exercise is best 268#5'8"?

After prostate remove surgery by robot in jan.All done supplemental radiation june 24th. 50 years old in sept, what kind of exercise is best 268#5'8"?

Kegel's: Pelvic floor exercises are important for regaining / maintaining urinary continence. Six weeks post-operatively, barring other medical problems, full return to any form of exercise is acceptable. Pick something you like and will stick with. ...Read more

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164lb male 64 w/robotic prostatectomy day surgery was given 120mg lovenox (enoxaparin) inj 8hrs after surgery. Pt died in 3 days. Was 120mg a possible overdose?

164lb male 64 w/robotic prostatectomy day surgery was given 120mg lovenox (enoxaparin) inj 8hrs after surgery. Pt died in 3 days. Was 120mg a possible overdose?

Mg/kg bid: I am sorry for your loss. Dosage of Lovenox (enoxaparin) can vary depending on indication and renal function. To treat clot found in a cancer patient may have ordered 1 mg/kg. Patients with cancer are at increased risk for blood clot. Stress of surgery also can increase risk for myocardial infarction. Your doctors may have found a clot in the leg they were treating and pulmonary embolism is possible. ...Read more

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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

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3 years after my papıllary cancer treatment wıth total tıroıdektomı wıth 125 mcg ıodıne, stıll 480 antı tg even no resıdu on body scan. What to do?

3 years after my papıllary cancer treatment wıth total tıroıdektomı wıth 125 mcg ıodıne, stıll 480 antı tg even no resıdu on body scan. What to do?

Need more info: Please tell us the actual values of Thyroglobulin? If you can give us serial values over time, then we can interpret it better. You also need to have the advice of the doctor who did the surgery 3 -4 years back. An Endocrinologist would be even more useful. ...Read more

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Delivery job entails lifting 75-150 lbs, walk 6-8 miles, in and out of truck 200 times.Had menisectomy, hernia surgery. Now TKR.Can I still do my job?

Delivery job entails lifting 75-150 lbs, walk 6-8 miles, in and out of truck 200 times.Had menisectomy, hernia surgery. Now TKR.Can I still do my job?

Other options: If it is your job that has caused a hernia, a meniscal tear, and the subsequently a need for a knee teplacement, you might want to consider a less rigorous job. ...Read more

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To compensate for high shbg (causes low free t) use 1testim gel daily. Usually raises total t from about 550 to 690. Last month total t =1100. Error?

To compensate for high shbg (causes low free t) use 1testim gel daily. Usually raises total t from about 550 to 690. Last month total t =1100. Error?

Not error: When using a testosterone gel, your testosterone level will vary depending on when the blood sample is drawn in relation to when you put on the gel. Levels peak about 4-6 hrs after putting on the gel. A level of 1100 would not be unusual if drawn at the peak. ...Read more