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Flatulence After Colon Resection
3 years after my colon resection. I still have a lot of cramping and gas. Can I eat fiber after colon resection? Should I cook vegetables? Thank you.
I had a colon resection 1 ago (2' removed) I have put on 30 pds @ I'm either constipated or have loose pencil like stool, gas bloating?
How much do you: Eat? The amount of weight is a factor of eating and exercise. The alteration in stool consistency needs to be treated. This could be helped by such things as fiber and water. Metamucil or miralax (polyethylene glycol) may help. See your GI doctor and get help in this regard. ...Read more
Does colon surgery recommended for a person suffering from extreme bloating, flatulence, passing gas?
Tough to say: Can't make such an evaluation from your symptoms. Lots of things can cause that including gallbladder. Speak with surgeon tofind out and GI doctor. ...Read more
I have flatulence and my doctor recommend me to have colon surgery to cure b/c as he explained me flatulence is caused by colon redundancy? I doubt
No Surgery indicated: Other source is aerophagia, that is swallowing air that occurs when the diaphragm contracts & creates negative intrathoracic pressure to breathe but also draws air into the thoracic esophagus. This source may be exaggerated by respiratory issues like asthma or psychological issues like anxiety, but still would not be helped by colon surgery. ...Read more
My problem is flatulence I can't control my gas even properly I am recommended to have colon surgery by my doctor could it make me safe completely?
Could u recommend colon surgery for a person having redundant colon and suffering from flatulence, ibs, & over passing gas?
Colon surgery 7 days ago. Since yesterday have flatulence, stomach is big (have single kidney which has some problems).What is the solution? Any medicine?
Postop ileus: 7 days after colon surgery you most probably have a postop ileus. That is where the colon peristalsis has not returned trapping gas. Alot of issues postop contribute to this. Amount of anesthesia, narcotic pain meds and immobility. Staying on liquids/low residue diet and using daily non-magnesium) laxatives to wait out the process are the usual measure, but all should eventually come around. ...Read more
Could colon redundancy be the main cause for over passing gas up to the level of unable to control properly? If it is, can colon surgery be recommended
Not that I know:
Gas is due to many other factors. I would look to other things to explain large amount of gas. Try avoiding the foods, activities that cause the gas accumulation. See your primary to figure out the cause of your symptoms. You may have a food intolerance (lactose? Wheat?) see below
http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/gas. ...Read more
Several: Shorter hospital stay, smaller incisions, robotic surgery also posile. ...Read more
Unsafe at any cost: Trained medical professionals will not recommend hydrotherapy, good bacteria that protect will be washed away, could get new infections bedsides danger of perforating colon, especially after colon surgery., nevertheless people believe in washing away the non existent 'toxins' from he body, and spend thousands of dollars over the period of time. ...Read more
I had colon resection in nov. Today bellybutton is very sore and hard around it like a ball. Help! What could it be?
? infection: Certainly, a delayed minor wound infection could cause hardness and pain. If so, redness and warmth is close behind. Could also be a closure suture knot, if one is present there, or even a small incisional hernia. Call your surgeon monday and notify him/her of this issue. If redness or warmth develops, or if tenderness becomes unbearable, you'll need evaluated before then. Good luck. ...Read more
Multiple foci of extramural vascular invasion present. ... This was noted after the colon resection surgery. What this mean?
I had a colon resection because of several bouts of diverticulitis. 5 yrs later I have another infection. .. Thought surgery was a cure?
After colon resection and at home became very painful in abdomen back in hosp and gave me an enema could this have caused resection to come apart?
Over 2 years post low anterir colon resection. 10 inches removed. Osmosis is 5 cm to anal verge. Still have urgency and problems evacuating. Lifelong?
Probably: It's likely that after two years, the symptoms aren't going away. However, dietary modification has a huge impact on bowel function, so consider making some changes to your eating patterns, like adding more fiber by replacing some meats with beans, and see if that makes a difference in your bowel function. ...Read more
Can I eat normally and would live a normal life after a colon resection due to diverticulosis? Does the colon resection have to be done by open surger
Multiple instruments: First a trocar is inserted with a camera in it so entry into the abdomen is assured. The abdomen is then inflated with carbon dioxide gas. Next an additional two to four trocars are inserted while watched with the camera. Multiple different instruments are inserted through these including graspers, dissectors and staplers to remove the diseased clon segment and place the remaining ends together. ...Read more
Depends on: How much of your colon is left. If there is more than sigmoid colon left, bile binding agents can help. But if you only have only rectum left, you can still use motility-reducing agents such as lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine). But your body will adjust over time. Make sure there is no undiagnosed c difficile infection. Consult with your surgeon or GI specialist. ...Read more
Why would a doctor want to do a colon resection on a 46 year old man with no history of colon problems?
Red flag: Surgery is done for a significant benefit to the patient. A risk/benefit analysis is part of the consenting process before any surgery. So if it is not very clear why the surgery is being recommended, then get more information; check out a second opinion, take family/friend with you to discuss the procedure before consenting. Be well. ...Read more
I had a partial colon resection with appendectomy about 13 years and ever since then I have a pooch where the incision is.
Hernia: This sounds like an incisional hernia. In this condition, a weak spot in the surrounding tissue or muscle allows fatty tissue or intestines to protrude. If the fatty tissue or intestines become pinched in this area, it can be a life-threatening problem. A general surgeon could give you more guidance as to whether or not a repair needs to be done. ...Read more
Colon resection for ca showed 2 lymph nodes involved. What are chances of ca spreading to cirrhortic liver?
Can occur..: But hopefully your colon cancer was found before it could spread to the liver. Colon cancer can spread to the liver in any person, irregardless if you gave cirrhosis or not. See your oncologist to evaluate what the best treatments may be for your specific condition. Blood testing and x-ray tests such as ct, mri, or pet scans are indicated for some people. ...Read more
How do I find statistics and prognoses for young (less than 50 yrs old) stage 1 colon cancer patients who didn't choose colon resection?
Hopefully, none.: The colon's primary function is to absorb water. Therefore, depending on what part of the colon is removed (and how much), one typically moves their bowels more frequently than before surgery; this often improves w/in 6 months. Early on, the main issues will be pain management & getting her diet back to normal. Thankfully, there are very few, if any, long-term consequences. ...Read more
Minimally invasive: Laparscopic resection involves removing the colon using small incisions with long instruments to remove a portion of the colon without a large incision. Minimally invasive is a misnomer in my opiniion because we still perform the same operation on the inside but try to keep the skin incision small. Data shows it is an equivocal approach with faster recovery compared to the open technique. ...Read more
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