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94yo /c obstruction d/t impaction. Not a surgical candidate. Receiving oral laxatives, enemas. Now with copious copremesis. Prognosis?
Is golytely (polyethylene glycol) fatal to pts with partial obstruction with colon perforation? (Stage 4 CRC with mets to lung)
No: Golytely (polyethylene glycol) is a bowel diuretic drawing fluid into the colon. If there is a patient with partial obstruction and with possible colonic performation, why would a bowel diuretic be employed that could cause a greater leak of GI fluid into the periotoneal cavaity, especially in the face of lung mets.? Laparoscopic evaluation of a possible leak may be necessary if not proven by radiologic evaluation ...Read more
Diagonised with rectal cancer, after ileostomy reversal, frequent bm's, abcess withleakage at the surgery site. alternatives tocolostomy ?bowel trnspl
Insert drain: Ileostomy after rectal cancer is used to protect the rectal resuturing to establish continuity in the bowel. II there is some kind of abscess and leakage it can occur where the ileostomy has been reversed or at the site of the rectal suture line which may not have been ready for closure. Interventional radiology can place a suction drain to the site and left there until everything has healed. ...Read more
Does bowel prep medicines relieve severe fecal impaction prior to colonoscopy procedure night before ?
Possibly: Bowel preps are taken to assure that the colon is relatively clean as the scope is passed so that even small lesions in the mucosa can be visualized. Many of the preps contain polyethylene glycol which absorbs liquid into the bowel. This may help but you may need a stool softner. ...Read more
Fleet enema: It will not hurt to do that this time, but it is not a good idea to become dependent on needing enemas regularly. Basic bowel care such as getting lots of fiber and lots of fluids is the initial step. If you have chronic problems with constipation, see your doctor or consider a consult here. Good luck. ...Read more
Advanced pan can. No more chemo, 3 months. Bile duct blocked. drainage tube. Home care nurse. High fever. IV antibiotics. Life expectancy?
Hard to say: Each patient and each cancer has its own characteristics and it is not possible to predict the life expectancy with accuracy. You may consult this site for general information on the topic. http://www.pancreatic.org/site/c.htJYJ8MPIwE/b.5050503/k.40C9/Pancreatic_Cancer_Facts.htm ...Read more
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Why do fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate) put stress on the kidneys? Are glycerin suppositories safer for heart patients?
Maybe: Depends on the level of control the patient's CHF is in. ...Read more
Constipated since early teens, i'm 39 with rectal bleeding, d-sect is blocked even picolax doesn't work? Been impacted 6times, with failed barium enema
See your doctor...: Your symptoms of chronic constipation and rectal bleeding warrant a lower GI evaluation by a gastroenterologist. There are remedies available for the chronically constipated by prescription so see a specialist for further guidance. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Friend had ct scan with rectal contrast. Diverticulosis without hemmorage sigmoid mural abscess bowel thickening. Surgery? No symptoms heart patient.
Yes: Glycerin is not absorbed through the rectum, which is why it draws water out of the body into the stools and helps one have a more productive bowel movement. It is probably safe to use, but if you use it for more than a few days in a row, you run the risk of dehydrating yourself, which is bad in kidney failure. I would suggest you see your doctor if the constipation is not improving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Death from sepsis perforations bowel infected cavity anastomosis site, yet autopsy said bowel unremarkable,how ?
There wud be evidence of sepsis, yes?
Autopsy report: If the patient had a perforated bowel, I would be extremely surprised if the pathology report from the autopsy said 'normal'. To me that doesn't make any sense. Definitely if someone had a perforated bowel, there's a high chance they met the criteria for sepsis. Probably severe sepsis or even septic shock. There are strict definitions for that. Any Infectious Disease doctor should be able to help. ...Read more
Enema: Sometimes an enema will work right away, sometimes it takes an hour or two. Depending on the age of the child you may want to use something by mouth instead. If the child holds his poop and you put something in his bottom he may feel punished and continue to hold in the future. Clean out, followed by daily stool softener, and consistent toileting time is often a better option. ...Read more