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Foods To Eat After Colon Resection
Anything, when u can: Once your stomach/intestine recovered and function normally again--able to eat and poop etc..You can resume your usual diet. Of course, being a primary care physician, I am going to tell you that you should eat a healthy, balanced diet--see pyramid for food types/servings--and doing plenty of exercise as well as seeing doc on a regular basis for preventive care. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy: Though many patients don't have much problem with their usual diet after gb surgery, many found themselves intolerant of certain foods (fried, rich food...), with varying symptoms (bloating, loose bm, flatulence...). Take the opportunity to adopt a more healthy dietary selection. ...Read more
Should be able: To eat fairly normally, eventually. Early after surgery eat small, light, non fat foods. As you heal & feel better over a few weeks or less you should be able to return to eating all normal foods. Fatty or greasy foods cause some people to feel bloating, gas or diarrhea after surgery. ...Read more
All good: Generally there is no special diet for patient after gallbladder surgery some patient might not tolerate a rich or creamy or fatty meal it makes them go to the bathroom too often but in general all food are fine again before or after surgery bodies are nor created equally some digestive system might tolerate food that other do not simply watch what your body is trying to tell you. ...Read more
Not really: All food should be ok after surgery we do not place the patient on any special diet some patient digestive system could be sensitive to a rich, fatty creamy food it makes them have diarrhea or go to the bathroom more often our digestive system are not created equally do not ignore what your body is telling you a food you might like might not like you back. ...Read more
Many small meals: The stomach functions like a washing machine, mixing the food with acid and digestive enzymes to prepare the food for further digestion and absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. A person who has required stomach removal can compensate for this loss by eating 6 small meals a day, taking vitamin supplements, and eating foods that are easier to digest. ...Read more
Water: Plain water is as good as anything to help with digestion. ...Read more
Food passes though my colon very slowly, strenuous to eliminate. High fiber diet, stool softeners make no difference. How can I speed it up?
To avoid constipation, what is the best way to trans from liquid diet to full liquid diet to foods, with least irritation after diverticulits attack?
What should I eat after colon resection surgery? Discharge paper said bland solid food with low fiber. What does it mean? How much? How often?
That's right: Typically you should take a bland diet with low fiber. The quantity that you should take is usually half of what you would be a custom to eating for a full size meal before your operation. If you have any nausea or vomiting you should stick with liquids for 8 hours before resuming solids. Check with your surgeon to see if there any other special considerations based on your operation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
I had a colon resection and 1 day home went back to e.R with bad pain resection had come apart. Why?
Many possibilities: It's unfortunate to hear that you have had some complications as a result of your recent surgeries. It is, however, difficult to ascertain why you had such complications. There are many reasons for complications, they can range from the complexity of the case, the skill level of the surgeon, or malfunctions of the tools/hardware used just to name a few. There is also just pure bad luck. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are co mobidities that require a ventilator after a colon resection? If it is fluid build up from surgery why does that happen
If I had a 50% colon resection in June 2015 and they got all diverticuli, could I already have diverticulitis again? Having the same pain.
Possible: If you have remaining colon, then yes. Be assessed. All the best. ...Read more
I had a colon resection 13 yrs ago &almost had to have a colostomy 3 yrs ago i was told I have loops what r the chances of not having a colostomy?
For cancer, a: Colostomy used in rectal lesion too low to sew back to remaining colon. "loops" may be segments of bowel trapped by bands of scar. These can lead to intermittent obstruction. Best not to obstruct, but all do not lead to colostomy. The c-section also contributes to adhesions. ...Read more
Can colon resection(~25cm)lead after few days to complications(e.G.Arteriosclerosis) and eventually to total colectomy within 10days?Is that frequent?
Deoends: I do not have enough information. Why was the first colon surgery - cancer? Colon surgery does not cause arteriosclerosis but diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity ; elevated cholesterol can. Surgery risks are increased with increased age, diabetes, high bp... If there was already vascular disease before the first surgery, bleeding, anemia, bowel obstruction, emergency surgery...= increased risks. ...Read more
My husband just had a colon resection. He was on IV dalaudid 2 mg. Every 2-4 hours for 7 days. He is home now. My question is. He says that nothing tastes good.. Everything tastes funny. Could this be a reaction from the dalaudid?
Probably not: He is recovering from major surgery and it is possible he may not have the taste for certain foods for a while. This is not uncommon. The combination of surgery anesthesia and other medications may change things for a while , give it time. Call your md and discuss your concerns. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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