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Effect When Ileocecal Valve Is Removed
Can resection surgery at the junction of the small and large intestine cause chronic sibo? Assume the ileocecal valve was removed.
Define: I don't know what sibo is. In general, if the ileocecal valve is removed, some patients can have, at least temporarily, some looser stools or urgency. I usually suggest Imodium (loperamide) as needed, a good general diet, avoidance of large meals, and the inclusion of yogurt in the diet. If I'm missing the boat here, define sibo. Good luck. ...Read more
A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more
Abdominal surgeon: An abdominal surgeon is best qualified to answer your question. There may be such surgeons who have more experience in the problem, so you should inquire first before making an appointment. ...Read more
Headache & GI: Some symptoms include pain in the back or leg, dull headaches, gas and nonspecific lower G.I. discomfort. The syndrome is assumed to result from malfunction of a valve at the junction of the small intestine and large intestine (colon) with subsequent backflow of colon waste into the small intestine and digestive absorption into your body. Do discuss this with your primary medical provider. ...Read more
Is it normal for a doctor to you remove a patients ileocecal valve without consent? As well as no warning of what happens after this valve is gone?
Consent for ICV?: You presumably knew you were getting colon surgery, no? If you re-read your consent am pretty sure you'll find 'and related procedures' in there. I have no idea why you needed the surgery but can guarantee you that the surgeons would not have removed it for the fun of it. You may have a little looser BMs in the beginning, but your colon/small bowel will adjust. ...Read more
Endoscopy found in ileocecal valve either cancer, precancerous polyp (5mm) or inflammation. Awaiting biopsy. If either of latter two, likely tment?
Need more info.: I'm sure that when the microscopic diagnosis is given to you your physician will give you all the answers. You can't know the outcome of a story in a book until you read the book. ...Read more
Diarrhea for over a month, gall bladder stones, they say it isn't related, lipoma on ileocecal valve, could that be the issue?
Colonoscopy, normal mucosa. Localized granularity and petechiae were noted in the ileo-cecal valve and appendiceal orifice. Is this something serious?
Diagnosed with impacted bowel at ileocaecal valve, and colonoscopy was not successful, now looking at surgical removal. What can I expect?
Depends on cause: It is nott clear what is causing the blockage at the ileocecal valve - tumor, inflammation with or without scarring, infection, intussusception, twist (volvulus). In any case, the surgical approaches include open surgery or minimally invasive (laparoscopic or robotic). More than likely, part of your ileum (distal small bowel) and part of the right colon, will be removed and the ends reconnected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If the scope can be navigated to the cecum and a biopsy taken of the affected tissue and examined by a pathologist, TB can be diagnosed. Not finding TB on the biopsy will not exclude the disease if the affected tissue was not biopsied, e.g., if the lesion is in the ileum and not the cecum. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Disseminated or underlying tuberculosis that is non pulmonary is usually treated with the same antibiotics as regular pulmonary tuberculosis but needs to be treated for an extended period of time and repeat labs and imaging has to be performed to ensure that the infection is under control however most cases need an extended course of treatment based on that particular culture sensitivity ...Read more
I was suffering from ileocecal tuberculosis after 9 months I get 60% recovered now symptoms reappearing what I do?
Mgt and workup: Further testing with cultures to determine the resistance of the TB to medications should be performed. This will help guide therapy. It is important to continue treatment until there is no active infection. ...Read more
Abdominal TB...: ...is due to infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Although almost any site is possible, it generally affects the following abdominal organs: terminal ileum & cecum are most common due to abundance of lymphoid tissue, colon, liver, liver, spleen, peritoneum, lymph nodes. It may present as ulceration, hypertrophy, or both. Ref. Http://radiopaedia. Org/ ...Read more
My ct scan showing non specific sutble terminal ilieal thickning and ileocecal junction what is finding?
Not a very specific: For the terminal ileum. This portion of the small bowel can become inflamed for any number of reasons. This is say it looks a little thick. Maybe that is the reason for your symptoms and the reason for the test. I suggest talking to your doctor so that a complete story of the CT can be made ...Read more
Inflammation: What you are describing sounds like an inflammed end of small bowel. This is an area where many different entities live such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis with backwash ilEuros as well as infections. It is best you talk to your doctor so he can match your symptoms with the images. ...Read more
Which is the part of ileum where gallstone is most likely to get imapcted in gallstone ileus.? Ileocecal junction or elsewhere.? Plz tell
A gallstone ileus: Implies pathologic communication of the gallbaldder with the bowel which can be large or small bowel most common is the duodenum, then hepatic flexure of the large bowel. The inflammation/infection causes the ileus 95% of the time. 5% are asymptomatic cholecystoenteric fistulas and impaction may or may not occur depending on the size of the stone. ...Read more
I was suffering from ileocecal koch's I have completed 12 month course some symtoms disappeared still some symtoms present what. Should I do?
Check w treating doc: Ileocecal tuberculosis (which is what I presumed you were treated for with quadruple anti-koch medications for one year). unusual, usually immigrants/Philipinos. If your synptoms is mild right lower abdominal quadrant pain, this is not unusual. If the symptoms are severe, any fever, any rectal bleeding, please check with the physician that treated the disease. ...Read more