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Ileal Resection Complications
I have Crohn's & my GI dr said i need a resection of my ileum. Can this be done through laparoscopy? What is recovery like- # days in hosp, eating etc
Depends: The type of surgery, if laparoscopic or not, depends on the degree and type of disease. If the surgery is due to fistula formation, then laparoscopic surgery may be very difficult. If the surgery is for isolated disease and due to stricture then laparoscopic surgery more likely to be successful. May be in the hospital a week or less, should be able to eat fairly normal by the time you go home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What step should I take about a large recurring sessile polyp located in the cecum but up against the ileum? It is now 15mm two years after the original 55mm benign polyp was removed endoscopically. Try endoscopy again? Resection?
Polyp: The answer really depends on what kind of benign polyp it is. Generally you should listen to your physician about this. If you want a second opinion and can get a hold of the pathology reports from both times it's been removed, I would be happy to review those for you. Just contact me here on Healthtap concierge. Good luck. ...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
Almost 1 year post posterior fossa men. Resection, with complications, i realized recently that I have not sneezed since the surgery. Concerning?
3 yrs post post. fossa tumor resection, complications included hydrocephalus, SAH, Tons. Herniation. Head still hurts when I cough, valsalva, etc. ???
Probably no issue: You have been through a lot, so not surprising that you would worry, BUT, even though a Valsalva may make head hurt, unlikely at this point, that you are in any danger. If you get dizzy, lose vision, or feel sick when you cough or strain, have an updated MRI just to be safe. ...Read more
Will a surgeon do a bowel resection during pregnancy and if so what are the complications? I'm very sick with diverticulitis and 20 weeks pregnant.
They can: it is a critical time for pregnancy but if the physical examination and the diagnostic test suggested a life threatening condition like ruptured or an Abscess then they have to intervene there is a lot of non operatives options like IV antibiotics and bowel rest and act scan guided abscess drainage and diversion so go and see your doctor or a surgeon for proper evaluation and treatment ...Read more
Does excision of ilioinguinal nerve during hernia repair surgery cause any complication afterwards, like atrophy of testis or some other complications?
What should I expect in the days and weeks following my lower anterior resection (lar)? Is there anything I should be prepared for?
Depends: It mostly depends on whether you have a diverting ileostomy or not ("a bag"). If you don't, then the main changes relate to the increased frequency of bowel movements. Many patients have less warning that a bowel movement is coming. Most patients have a low energy level for a few weeks that gets better. Watch for signs of infection (wound drainage, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rectal surgery.: An abdominoperineal resection (apr), is surgical removal of the rectum for cancer that involves the distal third of the rectum or anus. Apr involves removal of the anus, the rectum and part of the sigmoid colon along with lymph nodes, through incisions made in the abdomen and perineum. The end of the remaining sigmoid colon is brought out permanently as a colostomy, which drains to a bag. ...Read more