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Dr. Emil Shakov
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Uncontrolled watery stool after partial colectomy; is it normal and if so for how long?

Uncontrolled watery stool after partial colectomy; is it normal and if so for how long?

Maybe: Could be infectious from c diff. Have that ruled out first. If that is negative you could take immodium or fiber wafers to treat and slow down transit of stool. ...Read more

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Colectomy (Definition)

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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If I get a partial colectomy for my diverticular disease, will I need home nursing care?

Surgery Home Health: Plan ahead with your surgeon and the hospitalist (if possible) to arrange for home health for yourself for wound care, ostomy teaching, and for therapy. You must be home bound in order to receive this level of care. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Is it possible for diverticulitis to cause pain on the right side if i've already had a partial colectomy?

Is it possible for diverticulitis to cause pain on the right side if i've already had a partial colectomy?

Yes: Often in women who have had a prior hysterectomy, the sigmoid colon shifts from the left to the center or even the right side of the lower abdomen and hence pain would be felt in the suprapubic or right lower abdomen mwith diverticulitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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My girlfriend had a partial colectomy and there is a bit of tissue that is coming out of the body were the staples are is that normal?

My girlfriend had a partial colectomy and there is a bit of tissue that is coming out of the body were the staples are is that normal?

Surgeon needs this: Please understand that surgery carries significant risks and surgeons must know about complications. Your friend would have been given post operative instructions and a list of things to watch for. On that list will also be instructions on how to page the doctor should a complication arise. Without seeing this friends' 'tissue' in person it would be difficult for any of us to comment. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Durgin
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Why is there pain in the right side of the body and lower back after a partial colectomy?

Why is there pain in the right side of the body and lower back after a partial colectomy?

Pain: It really depends on the timing and specifics related to your surgery. Causes could include anything from gas pains or muscle strain to some complication of surgery. I would follow up with my surgeon to get checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Kline
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Are there special recipes and dietary guidelines for people who have had a partial colectomy?

Are there special recipes and dietary guidelines for people who have had a partial colectomy?

Usually not: Depending on the portion of colon removed you may need more fluids to compensate for that lost in the stool. Most limitations in your diet will be learned by trial and error, learning which foods to avoid. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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What do you suggest if my husband had a partial colectomy a month ago due to diverticulits..but now he is having internal hemmorhoids?

He should talk: with his surgeon and determine what is causing his hemorrhoid flare. Usually his surgery should not be a cause of hemorrhoid flare unless he has been constipated or having frequent diarrhea due to his surgery. Again his surgeon should be notified and evaluate your husband ...Read more

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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What are symptoms of appendicitis after partial colectomy surgery?

What are symptoms of appendicitis after partial colectomy surgery?

Evaluation: Many things can go on: abscess, tumor, obstruction, hernia, bowel inflammation, etc. Best is to be evaluated by your surgeon or er. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerardo Garcia
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My husband had a partial colectomy a month ago due to diverticulits..but now he is having internal hemmorhoids. Could these be related?

My husband had a partial colectomy a month ago due to diverticulits..but now he is having internal hemmorhoids. Could these be related?

No: He probably had the hemorrhoids before, but without symptoms. He probably was taking pain killer that will make him constipated, which can make the hemorrhoids to enlarged and cause pain with occasional bleeding. He should contact his surgeon and be evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Maria Palafox
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If someone has had subtotal colectomy w/Ileostomy placement, can a partial colectomy be performed later on down the road? And what's the difference?

Big difference : A subtotal colectomy is removing almost all the colon; usually just a couple of inches are left near the rectum. A partial colectomy is not done AFTER a subtotal colectomy because there is basically no colon left. A partial colectomy implies that only a segment of colon is removed, like the right or left, and a good amount of colon is left. ...Read more

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