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Doctor insights on: Hemicolectomy Burst Abdomen

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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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Walking with my daughter and got a sudden burst of extreme pain in my abdomen from belly button down. What would cause it. Brought me to tears?

Walking with my daughter and got a sudden burst of extreme pain in my abdomen from belly button down. What would cause it. Brought me to tears?

Musculoskeletal: Sudden, extreme pain is almost always caused by muscle irritation. That's the good news. You likely pulled an abdominal muscle, and these, especially the obliques, can be very painful. Put ice on area first 2 days, then switch to heat if pain persists. Do some gentle stretching exercises and avoid heavy lifting. Can use Ibuprofen if pain hard to tolerate. ...Read more

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If I stress my abdomen because of fear aorta will burst, during exercise, could it constrict when it should expand? How much can u thinking effect?

If I stress my abdomen because of fear aorta will burst, during exercise, could it constrict when it should expand? How much can u thinking effect?

You seem quite: anxious. Your brain is more likely to be stressed by fears your aorta will burst (unfounded fears), and the aorta should neither expand or constrict when you're healthy. Your thinking affects your overall health, but is not going to act selectively on your abdominal aorta. ...Read more

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I had a right colectomy with open abdominal surgery. Why did they gave me a horizontal cut next to my belly button?

I had a right colectomy with open abdominal surgery. Why did they gave me a horizontal cut next to my belly button?

Depends: I do not know why you had colon surgery. Some surgeons trained with performing a transverse incision for right colon surgery. It may be a personal preference of the surgeon, or your type of condition was best suited for that incision. Your surgeon would be able to better inform you as to reasons for a type of incision. ...Read more

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What can cause blisters on the abdomen? Upon bursting it looks like a serious skin burn. No heat exposure.

What can cause blisters on the abdomen? Upon bursting it looks like a serious skin burn.  No heat exposure.

More info?: The rash/blister description and location is important to know. For example, if the blisters were small, on a red base and occurring on half the body withou crossing the mid-line and has a burning/ itching quality, then you might have" the shingles" ...Read more

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Been having discomfort & tightness in upper left abdomen, under ribcage. Like a balloon wants to burst. Do have rumbling in tummy in same place?

Been having discomfort & tightness in upper left abdomen, under ribcage. Like a balloon wants to burst. Do have rumbling in tummy in same place?

Abdominal pain : Based on the symptoms you are describing it seems you might be having possible gastritis symptoms. However, cardiac chest pain in women especially at your age can present in very non typical way and somehow different than in men. It may appear like abdominal symptoms and mimic this way gastritis. If these symptoms are new and have never been checked for you should go to the ed. ...Read more

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My BF is having rectal bleeding six months post colectomy and has severe abdominal cramps after eating. He has an appt - but how should he be eating?

My BF is having rectal bleeding six months post colectomy and has severe abdominal cramps after eating. He has an appt - but how should he be eating?

Well...: The appointment should be ASAP!!! He should eat soft foods such as cream of wheat, soups, and easily digestible foods. He should avoid nuts and anything with seeds in it. Fluids are extremely important and he should keep well hydrated. ...Read more