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Hernia After Colon Resection
I had a colon resection and hernia repair october 2015, now they say I have a small umbilical hernia how soon should I get it repaired?
Would not repair: Would not get repaired in near future unless symptomatic or cosmetically unaccceptable ...Read more
I have 2to hernias from colon resection (hemicolectomy) which surgeon should correct TSH and incisional hernia with transverse colon in umbilical site? Colon or hernia specialist
Had small bowel resection (5ft), colon blockage removed, appendectomy, and hernia repair done in emerg surgery. Tons of side effects 3months later. Help?
Side Effects: The answer to your questions depends on the side effects you are having. Small bowel resection can affect stool transit time as well as nutrient absorption. Adhesions from any abdominal procedure may be a source of discomfort for some. I suggest you speak to your primary care doc about your symptoms to identify the most likely source of your symptoms. From there you can make a plan. ...Read more
Several: Shorter hospital stay, smaller incisions, robotic surgery also posile. ...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
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
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
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: Many people can lead a normal life after a colon resection. Of course, this will depend on the part of the colon and length of the colon that was removed, and the disease process which led to the colon resection. ...Read more
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
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
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
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