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How is the equipment used when performing a laparoscopic colon resection?

How is the equipment used when performing a laparoscopic colon resection?

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

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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Is there is any procedure i can do at home to clean the colon?

Is there is any procedure i can do at home to clean the colon?

OTC laxatives: If needing to clear the poop out of the colon, the most popular way is just to use otc laxatives that are available in any store. One should talk to one's doctor about such needs, because in some people, there can be a serious disorder blocking the poop in the intestines. ...Read more

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How can I do a colon cleansing/ colon hydrotherapy at home?

How can I do a colon cleansing/ colon hydrotherapy at home?

Why do you want to?: The only medical reasons to empty your colon are preparation for colon surgery or colonoscopy or if you are constipated. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy or OTC to use for colon cleansing?

Ask your docotr!!!: If you are planning the 'cleanse' please check with your doctor before this so he/she can review whatever protocol you are about to embark upon and make sure it is right for you! ...Read more

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How can I cleanse my colon at home? I feel always uncomfortable and gasy and I might need a detox

How can I cleanse my colon at home? I feel always uncomfortable and gasy and I might need a detox

I suggest not.: No one needs a colon cleanse and no one needs detox (unless of course you are physiologically addicted to something). I you are uncomfortable and gassy as a long term trait you may want to discuss irritable bowel syndrome and other potential causes with your doc. ...Read more

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I had a colon resection and 1 day home went back to e.R with bad pain resection had come apart. Why?

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

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Can a not so cleansed colon cause your belly to stick out? And what would be home ways to cleanse your colon?

Not typically: The colon is about 3-5 foot long & not usual cause of distended abdomen except when markedly distended from air, fluid and feces if obstructed (bowel obstruction) or paralyzed (after surgery or from medications). The small bowel is longer at 18-24 feet & if obstructed can cause distention but quite painful with nausea & surgical emergency. Boating from small bowel is more modestoverweight likely. ...Read more

Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more