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What are soft foods that an adult can eat after having an appendectomy and colectomy?

What are soft foods that an adult can eat after having an appendectomy and colectomy?

Best to ask: your surgeon!!!!. Not sure how far out from your surgery you are and why the bowel resection was done, and how the repair was made. All of these will determine an appropriate answer to your question. Your surgeon should have given you a recommended diet. If not call their office and get one!! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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After colectomy, in first few weeks there is a frequent secretion of stool. Why is this? And colour of stool is that of what i eat. Why so?

After colectomy, in first few weeks there is a frequent secretion of stool. Why is this? And colour of stool is that of what i eat. Why so?

Bowel irregularity: A change in bowel habits is normal after colectomy. This varies according to the segment removed and most change returns to normal in several weeks. Removal of some sections of the colon can cause a more prolonged chane (ie. Removal of the right colon along with the ileocecal valve). We usually advise our patients to maintain a low fiber diet for a week or two after colon rersection and give thing. ...Read more

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How should I prepare for a total colectomy?

How should I prepare for a total colectomy?

Good bowel prep: Otherwise have good family support. I usually have patients take mag citrate 300ml times two starting 12 pm day before on liquid diet, morning of surgery a fleets enema. ...Read more

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Will i lose or gain weight after a colectomy?

Will i lose or gain weight after a colectomy?

Initially: You will lose a lot of weight depending how long until you can restart diet and you will need extra calories to recover. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: colectomy?

Colon resection: It can mean removal of part or complete colon with or without the rectum. ...Read more

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Post colectomy instructions...Diet, sex, return to work?

Post colectomy instructions...Diet, sex, return to work?

They are: And should have been instructed to you by the surgeon. We all have our own preferences for these things. Depends on how extensive and what portion of colon for diet . But my patients are usually at regular before leaving hospital. ...Read more

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Is it normal to gain weight after a right hemi-colectomy?

Sure: If you eat more and do less activity you will gain weight. If immediate post op or near surgery time it may be water retention which will eventually pass. ...Read more

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Hi my husband had a colectomy now ever since the op he gets black outs do we need to worry?

Hi my husband had a colectomy  now ever since the op he gets black outs do we need to worry?

Post op complication: If he has had major surgery and is now experiencing 'blackouts' he needs to be seen. ...Read more

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Is it ever recommended to get a colectomy for constipation?

Yes, for Certain dx: Constipation, common problem that is managed by medicines and diet the vast majority of the time. For certain conditions (colonic inertia, megacolon- where patients aren't going to the bathroom for >5days) surgery is an option. Often entails removal of the colon and sewing the small bowel to the rectum. Done laparoscopically. Tremendous improvemnt in quaility of life when properly selected. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Kapur
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It can mean removal of part or complete colon with ...Read more