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Will surgical removal of nasal polyps eliminate bad breath?

Will surgical removal of nasal polyps eliminate bad breath?

Possibly: If the polyps are ar infected, and that focus is the source of the halitosis, then removal might be beneficial. Check with your ent. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Volvulus (Definition)

A condition in which a loop of intestine twists, cutting off blood supply to the part of the intestine beyond the twisted area. It is seen as an emergency because the twisted loop ...Read more


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Prevent abdominal adhesions from bowel obstruction?

Prevent abdominal adhesions from bowel obstruction?

Very difficult: Adhesions are bands of scar tissue that form inside the abdominal cavity after abdominal surgeries. Unfortunatel once you have them theres not much you can do to prevent a bowel obstruction in terms of diet or activity. Some people get obstructions frequently others never. If one occurs most times they can be managed without surgery but soetimes another surgery to free the intestines is necessary. ...Read more

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Will charcoal remove an intestinal parasite?

Will charcoal remove an intestinal parasite?

Parasites: Activated charcoal has long been advocated as a home remedy for parasitic infections, but the validity of this has not withstood the challenge of controlled testing. ...Read more

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Does colonic irrigation reduce the risk of colon cancer by removing toxins?

Does colonic irrigation reduce the risk of colon cancer by removing toxins?

Not a proven fact: This is not proven and in fact it can be very dangerous due to risk of perforation and also risk of sipping out normal bacteria and causing superinfection with c diff. Just increase fiber intake to 30-40 gm a day and that will keep things moving and help with keeping all toxin levels under control. ...Read more

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Will laxatives help remove intestinal parasites?

Will laxatives help remove intestinal parasites?

Not effective: Most parasites need specific medication. Laxatives could make things worse, as most parasites cause diarrhea to begin with. Parasites are diagnosed with blood and stool tests, so see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can fecal impaction lead to bowel obstruction?

Can fecal impaction lead to bowel obstruction?

Yes: Fecal impaction, when severe, can be a cause of a mechanical bowel obstruction. ...Read more

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Does removal of colon treat severe slow transit constipation?

Does removal of colon treat severe slow transit constipation?

NO indication: at any age . Removal of colon has specific indications for not your problem . You are only 21 , see your family doctor and follow the advise . Good Luck ...Read more

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Can severe long term bloating damage the intestine permanently? Does it cause diverticular, volvulus or adhesions? Thank you

Can severe long term bloating damage the intestine permanently? Does it cause diverticular, volvulus or adhesions? Thank you

Bloat is a symptom.: Bloating is not a condition unto itself. It's a symptom that would be indicative of some underlying condition. That condition, depending on what it is, could have long-term consequences. The reason for your bloating needs to be identified. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy diagnose a partial large bowel obstruction caused by abdominal adhesions?

Can a colonoscopy diagnose a partial large bowel obstruction caused by abdominal adhesions?

Maybe: Adhesions occur from pror surgery. Was there past surgery? External adhesions would be rare to cause colon obstruction. If there was prior colon surgery, then surgical site anastomosis narrowing or scarring would be visible at colonoscopy. ...Read more

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How can adhesions cause small bowel obstruction?

How can adhesions cause small bowel obstruction?

Think of adhesions: as bands of fibrous scars. If one happens to form in a location that involves a bowel loop, the loop can be deformed or compressed to the point where the lumen is compromised enough to be obstructed. ...Read more

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Can appendictis surgery and a bowel obstruction cause infertility?

Can appendictis surgery and a bowel obstruction cause infertility?

Very, very rare.: There is good recent data demonstrating that appendectomy does not interfere with fertility at all. Bowel obstruction surgery causing infertility would also be extraordinarily rare. ...Read more

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Having surgery to remove severe digestive tract narrowing caused by severe sigmoid diverticulosis what will they do & is there after effects?

Having surgery to remove severe digestive tract narrowing caused by severe sigmoid diverticulosis what will they do & is there after effects?

Significant: Resect - remove the damaged obstructed segment and hook the bowel back together. Hopefully no problems, but ask risks, benefits and complications of the surgeon and team. ...Read more

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Is change in bowel habits caused by large bowel obstruction?

Is change in bowel habits caused by large bowel obstruction?

Large bowel blocked: Bloating, decrease in gas coming from rectum, small caliber stool, less frequent passing of stool, nausea, vomiting, fevers and abdominal pain. Large bowel obstruction is serious, so get in for evaluation. Treatment is available and sooner is better than emergency. Be well. ...Read more

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Does the gastroentrology doctor remove bowel impaction?

Does the gastroentrology doctor remove bowel impaction?

Sometimes: Gastroenterologists can endoscopically remove food impactions of the esophagus using an endoscope. Stool impactions in the colon can be removed by any type of doctor, usually manually (using a finger/hand) in combination with laxatives or enemas. Rarely a gastroenterologist can assist with a colonoscope, but it is rarely necessary. ...Read more

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How to reduce or eliminate fatty tumors?

How to reduce or eliminate fatty tumors?

Excision.: The most common type of "fatty tumor" is called a lipoma. These tumors are benign and are often felt / palpated underneath the skin on the trunk and arms / legs. They are generally mobile and soft. Lipomas are not malignant and do not have malignant potential. If a lipoma is concerning or cosmetically unacceptable, the standard treatment is surgical excision. ...Read more

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Does midgut malrotation affect gallbladder removal? And does midgut malrotation need treatment if there is no obstructions?

Does midgut malrotation affect gallbladder removal? And does midgut malrotation need treatment if there is no obstructions?

NO not affected: Gall bladder ( liver ) will be in normal RUQ position as it develops from foregut , not from midgut , will cause int obstruction gangrene of gut as it will twist , yes if it is detected , correction will be done the adhesive bands ( ladd's ) will be removes, right colon will be brought to rlq if possible. ...Read more

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After bowel obstruction surgery, can it reoccur?

Yes: you are freeing up a 'KNOWN' obstruction and then, in a sense, reshuffling the deck. the hope is that another one does not occur of ran other 50 years ...Read more

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