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Doctor insights on: Getting In Shape After A Colectomy

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Is a chiropractor of any help in getting one's body back in shape right after delivering a baby?

Is a chiropractor of any help in getting one's body back in shape right after delivering a baby?

No: Your body after delivery has a bunch of spontaneous ways to restore its condition. You can help this process with a proper diet, reasonable and focused exercise, and being a good mother. Chiropractic offers a deep massage for your spine which will have no effect on these functions even if it feels good. Discuss recovery with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Kapur
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Colectomy (Definition)

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


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I had a Subtotal Colectomy with Ileostomy placement in 2001 in which ALL of my Large Intestine and most of my Small were removed. This year 13yrs later, after being told I was a candidate for an Ileostomy Reversal surgery during a Consultation visit with

I had a Subtotal Colectomy with Ileostomy placement in 2001 in which ALL of my Large Intestine and most of my Small were removed. This year 13yrs later, after being told I was a candidate for an Ileostomy Reversal surgery during a Consultation visit with

Finish question: Your question was cut off because only a limited number of characters can be used. Re-ask and try to shorten some (& for and, "After" instead of "I had a", w/ for with, etc. It's tough if you have a complicated question. We have limits to and it's tough for us to answer fully as well! ...Read more

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Going for ulcerative colitis surgery and having a pouch surgery? Whats the chances of getting pergnant later in life?

Going for ulcerative colitis surgery and having a pouch surgery? Whats the chances of getting pergnant later in life?

Pretty good: In younger age group with pouch, getting pregnant is pretty good , long term results are also good with vaginal delivery or by c section. Speak to your doctor(s) , may be at a slightly high risk pregnancy for recurrence of disease. ( not very significant risk ) and need team of experts to carry through good luck. ...Read more

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How will a person feel a few days after having part of their colon removed due to cancer?

How will a person feel a few days after having part of their colon removed due to cancer?

Very well: They be walking the next day. Pain is worse in the first 24-72 hrs. Get up and walk, deep breath every 5 minutes. You could out if hospital in 5 days if all goes well. Is possible. ...Read more

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Im 29 going for ulcerative colitis surgery removing the whole colon and then having pouch surgery. Later in life what's the chances of geting pergnant.

Im 29 going for ulcerative colitis surgery removing the whole colon and then having pouch surgery. Later in life what's the chances of geting pergnant.

Pretty good: In younger age group with pouch, getting pregnant is pretty good , long term results are also good with vaginal delivery or by c section. Speak to your doctor(s) , may be at a slightly high risk pregnancy for recurrence of disease. ( not very significant risk ) and need team of experts to carry through good luck. ...Read more

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Can a person whit laporiscope surgery in the stomach because had ulcera takes nutricional shake after 6 days of the surgery.

Can a person whit laporiscope surgery in the stomach because had ulcera takes nutricional shake after 6 days of the surgery.

Ask your surgeon: That is entirely up to your surgeon. They should be the ones to assess how to advance your diet after surgery. In my own practice, I always defer to them after I send one of my patients to surgery. My guess is that it would be OK, but I can't be certain. ...Read more

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Just had a partial hysterectomy with the davinci. When trying to sit up can a person get a hernia were one of the incision iis? Hurts more.

Just had a partial hysterectomy with the davinci. When trying to sit up can  a person get a hernia were one of the incision iis? Hurts more.

Yes: Yes, but pain at an incision site is normal. One site may hurtle than the others if that was the extraction site for the uterus, and they sdid extra suturing inside. A hernia is classically associated with a bump that you can push clack in to the abdomen. A hard bump you can't push in under the incision is normal for 6-8 weeks or so. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Will I still be able to live a normal life after having a large portion of my bowels removed?

Will I still be able to live a normal life after having a large portion of my bowels removed?

Colon resection: The small intestine is the most important part of the GI tract. It provides all absorption of food. The colon doesnt do much and is basically a tube. You dont need a colon for normal lifespan. You do need a certain portion of your small intestine. ...Read more

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How would a staple being left in a knee after surgery affect someone?

How would a staple being left in a knee after surgery affect someone?

Nothing: Probably nothing, unless is causing some irritation of the tissues but if placed deep into the bone will behave like inert piece of material. ...Read more

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I had a breast implant surgery and a tummy tuck in 2008. Can i get pregnant with the implant and tummy tuck or should I get the implants removed before getting pregnant?

I had a breast implant surgery and a tummy tuck in 2008. Can i get pregnant with the implant and tummy tuck or should I get the implants removed before getting pregnant?

No: It is not necessary to remove the implants prior to getting pregnant. You should speak with your plastic surgeon to determine how the implants were placed (subpectoral or subcutaneous)). ...Read more

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What is the recovery period after having a tissue expansion treatment done? After my mastectomy, my doctor suggested that I have a tissue expansion procedure done to help reconstruct my breasts. I have just spent a lot of time recovering from cancer, and

What is the recovery period after having a tissue expansion treatment done? After my mastectomy, my doctor suggested that I have a tissue expansion procedure done to help reconstruct my breasts. I have just spent a lot of time recovering from cancer, and

First : First and foremost, i wish you health, courage, and strength in your recovery from breast cancer. Tissue expansion is a very common approach to breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Very nice results can be achieved by expanding your own tissue to accommodate permanent breast implants. This approach gives you a lot of control over final size selection, and avoids the risks associated with operations that remove tissue from other parts of your body to replace breast tissue. If i understand your question correctly, you have already had a mastectomy, and are now considering having tissue expanders placed after having healed from the first operation. The operation to secondarily place the expanders involves using the same incision made for the mastectomy, creating a space under your chest muscle (pectoralis major, or "pec"), and sometimes using donor material to create a nicely shaped lower breast contour. There is some tightness and discomfort associated with placing the expanders, and i typically recommend to my patients that they take about a week off of work. Most women who work a desk job can return to their normal job functions in a week and not require narcotic pain meds during the day, but women who work more strenuous physical jobs may need to be off work or on light duty (lifting less than 15 lbs) for about 4 weeks. Depending on your plastic surgeon's preferences, you will likely begin the expansion process about 3 weeks after the surgery to have the expanders placed. This involves coming in to your plastic surgeon's office every 1-3 weeks to have the expanders filled with a moderate volume of saline each time until you reach your desired size. The expansion itself involves minimal discomfort, as a small needle is used to access and fill the expanders. You can return to work on the same day or the day following your expansions. Surgery to place your permanent implants can proceed about 8 weeks after your size goal is reached, and the permanent implants will feel softer and have a much more natural appearance than the filled expanders. All the best to you in your recovery, dr. Skourtis. ...Read more

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After a breast reconstrucion surgery at the ages of 22, will I have visibles scars in that area after full recovery?

After a breast reconstrucion surgery at the ages of 22, will I have visibles scars in that area  after full recovery?

Depends: If your breasts are youthful looking and your surgeon can preserve your nipple then you could have very little visible scarring. At 22 it sounds like you may have brca issues so again it depends in the above. Shaped implants will give the best result. It is important to remember that even wide scars once mature are often not very noticeable. ...Read more

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I'm still in a lot of pain after having laproscopic sigmoid colon surgery, then a hematoma. Why, and how long could this go on? I had the surgery for diverticulitis, it's been 2 weeks after surgery and 4 days ago he drained the hematoma, I am in a lot of

I'm still in a lot of pain after having laproscopic sigmoid colon surgery, then a hematoma. Why, and how long could this go on? I had the surgery for diverticulitis, it's been 2 weeks after surgery and 4 days ago he drained the hematoma, I am in a lot of

Standard : Standard recommendations for the performance of laparoscopic sigmoidectomy in patients with diverticulitis include patients who have complications of the disease or have had numerous, severe disease episodes. Laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy for diverticulitis has demonstrated benefits with regard to operative blood loss, postoperative pain, length of hospital stay, morbidity and mortality compared with open surgical techniques. In either open or laparoscopic sigmoidectomy, the major complications include: leakage and/or stricture at the anastomosis (connecting the two ends of the colon), abscess, and bleeding (hematoma). The symptoms associated with the hematoma depend on its size and location. It is possible that the hematoma is compressing surrounding tissues or organs causing pressure symptoms, or if pressing on a nerve, can also cause neuralgias or pain. If you are still having symptoms after drainage of the hematoma, you may want to see your surgeon again to have a ct scan done to make sure that the hematoma has been drained and that there are not other reasons (such as infection) for presistent pain or gastrointestinal symptoms. ...Read more

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I had burr-hole surgery for a subdural hematoma in 2004. I've had a good recovery except for persistent upper-body weakness. Is this outcome normal?

I had burr-hole surgery for a subdural hematoma in 2004. I've had a good recovery except for persistent upper-body weakness. Is this outcome normal?

Possibly: Motor acquired as a result of your subdue all hematoma was probably related to the trauma causing the hemorrhage or to increased intracranial pressure. It is not uncommon for motor weakness acquired at the time of your trauma and surgery to be permanent. ...Read more

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Should I have a colonsocpy? I had 36" of colon removed in 2006 with reversed 3 months later. Had hernia repair from that surgery in 2010.

Should I have a colonsocpy?  I had 36" of colon removed in 2006 with reversed 3 months later.  Had hernia repair from that surgery in 2010.

Depends: Screening colonoscopy starts age 50 and every 10 years after if normal. If you have resection colon for cancer, you should have colonoscopy first year after surgery and than depends if any findings to determine how frequently after that. ...Read more

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