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Ileocecal Valve Syndrome And Obesity
Headache & GI: Some symptoms include pain in the back or leg, dull headaches, gas and nonspecific lower G.I. discomfort. The syndrome is assumed to result from malfunction of a valve at the junction of the small intestine and large intestine (colon) with subsequent backflow of colon waste into the small intestine and digestive absorption into your body. Do discuss this with your primary medical provider. ...Read more
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
Abdominal surgeon: An abdominal surgeon is best qualified to answer your question. There may be such surgeons who have more experience in the problem, so you should inquire first before making an appointment. ...Read more
Is it normal for a doctor to you remove a patients ileocecal valve without consent? As well as no warning of what happens after this valve is gone?
Consent for ICV?: you presumably knew you were getting colon surgery, no? if you re-read your consent am pretty sure you'll find 'and related procedures' in there. i have no idea why you needed the surgery but can guarantee you that the surgeons would not have removed it for the fun of it. you may have a little looser BMs in the beginning, but your colon/small bowel will adjust. ...Read more
Can resection surgery at the junction of the small and large intestine cause chronic sibo? Assume the ileocecal valve was removed.
Define: I don't know what sibo is. In general, if the ileocecal valve is removed, some patients can have , at least temporarily, some looser stools or urgency. I usually suggest Imodium (loperamide) as needed, a good general diet, avoidance of large meals, and the inclusion of yogurt in the diet. If i'm missing the boat here, define sibo. Good luck. ...Read more
Endoscopy found in ileocecal valve either cancer, precancerous polyp (5mm) or inflammation. Awaiting biopsy. If either of latter two, likely tment?
Need more info.: I'm sure that when the microscopic diagnosis is given to you your physician will give you all the answers. You can't know the outcome of a story in a book until you read the book. ...Read more
Diagnosed with impacted bowel at ileocaecal valve, and colonoscopy was not successful, now looking at surgical removal. What can I expect ?
Depends on cause: It is nott clear what is causing the blockage at the ileocecal valve - tumor, inflammation with or without scarring, infection, intussusception, twist (volvulus). In any case, the surgical approaches include open surgery or minimally invasive (laparoscopic or robotic). More than likely, part of your ileum (distal small bowel) and part of the right colon, will be removed and the ends reconnected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more
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