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Can u explain, extraluminal cavities extendin into the lateral sides of pelvis alongside anastomosis in bowel,on both sides extension up to acetabulum

Can u explain, extraluminal cavities extendin into the lateral sides of pelvis alongside anastomosis in bowel,on both sides extension up to acetabulum

Radiologist reading: This sounds like the interpretation of a radiologist read from a post operation film. Right after your surgery there are changes to be expected. If you doctor removed a segment of bowel then there is space created. This is being interpreted as extra luminal (phenobarbital) cavity. Over time it resolves. So long as you are not having fevers, pain out of proportion ...talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What is a subtotal colectomy with small bowel sigmoid anastomosis appearing at the level of upper pelvis mean?

What is a subtotal colectomy with small bowel sigmoid anastomosis appearing at the level of upper pelvis mean?

Colectomy: It refers to taking out most of the colon or large bowel to the sigmoid and attaching the end of the small bowel to the sigmoid colon ...Read more

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Death from sepsis perforations bowel infected cavity anastomosis site, yet autopsy said bowel unremarkable,how ? There wud be evidence of sepsis, yes?

Death from sepsis perforations bowel infected cavity anastomosis site, yet autopsy said bowel unremarkable,how ?
There wud be evidence of sepsis, yes?

Autopsy report: If the patient had a perforated bowel, I would be extremely surprised if the pathology report from the autopsy said 'normal'. To me that doesn't make any sense. Definitely if someone had a perforated bowel, there's a high chance they met the criteria for sepsis. Probably severe sepsis or even septic shock. There are strict definitions for that. Any Infectious Disease doctor should be able to help. ...Read more

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Explain : subtotal colectomy w/small bowel sigmoid anastomoses which appears to be at the level of the upper pelvis?

Explain : subtotal colectomy w/small bowel sigmoid anastomoses which appears to be at the level of the upper pelvis?

It sounds like...: ...most of your colon was probably removed and the end of your small intestine was primarily surgically connected to the remaining sigmoid colon and rectum. ...Read more

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What are the complications of bowel obstipation in kids?

Chronic constipation: Can lead to encopresis, (liquid stool leaking around impacted stool), distention of the colon, difficulty toilet training, stool with-holding; also, diverticulosis/ diverticulitis & possible increased incidence of colon cancer in one's 40's. It requires thorough clean-out with go-litely or enemas, then MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) & bowel re-training for at least 6 mos, aiming for soft stools at least every other day. ...Read more

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What are the common complications in short-bowel syndrome?

What are the common complications in short-bowel syndrome?

Several: Short bowel can have a myriad of complications such as slow growth, malabsorption, diarrrhea, vomiting, infection, liver failure, and even death if the SBS is severe. There are procedures to correct it or improve it if the patients meets the right criteria. ...Read more

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Bowel complications after spine injury, what to do?

Bowel complications after spine injury, what to do?

Have you met with a: Physiatrist with spinal cord training? This can be a difficult situation and I am sorry to hear you are having these issues. One of the most important things to help control bowel issues is to get on a strict bowel routine. Different medications can help this routine, depending on the level of your injury and sticking with the routine can help a great deal. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of bowel complications can arise after a spinal cord injury?

Can you tell me what kind of bowel complications can arise after a spinal cord injury?

Neurogenic Bowel: Depends on the level of injury. Injury above the sacral segments causes: upper motor neuron bowel. This can lead to prolonged transit times in the colon, and severe constipation with accidents and incomplete emptying.Injury at/below this level ex.Conus or cauda equina injury can cause loss of rectal tone and frequent accidents. A bowel routine directed by a sci doc or nurse can help manage this. ...Read more

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Severe sigmoid diverticulosis + strictures re section advised what should I expect complications will i get normal bowel functions back?

Severe sigmoid diverticulosis + strictures re section advised what should I expect complications will i get normal bowel functions back?

Resection.: The surgery for diverticulosis of the colon is to remove said portion of the colon. This is not to be taken lightly. There are specific indications in regards to the number of infections and bleeding episodes before a resection would be indicated. After surgery, normalcy of your bowel functions would depend on how much of your colon needs to be removed. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of having complications with pregnancy if you hsave short bowel syndrome and what are some of the common complications?

What is the likelihood of having complications with pregnancy if you hsave short bowel syndrome and what are some of the common complications?

Former preemie?: The great majority of women born as preemies can have normal pregnancies. Short-gut syndrome after necrotizing enterocolitis makes it hard for a pregnant woman to get enough nutrition (she has trouble absorbing the necessary vitamins, nutrients, calories) for herself, but she also has nourish her unborn baby - sounds like a problem in the making. The nutritional deficiencies can be bad for a baby. ...Read more

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What are the pregnancy complications in short-bowel syndrome?

What are the pregnancy complications in short-bowel syndrome?

Avitaminosis ADEK.: The lipid-soluble vitamins a, d, e, k and several other micronutrients that are not adequately absorbed in short bowel syndrome can cause pregnancy complications for both mother and fetus. Consult with an experienced gastroenterologist and a maternal-fetal medicine specialist to prevent/minimize these risks. Supplements by mouth or parenterally may be required to sustain a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Friend, Pan can stage 4. No chemo for 3 months because of complications. Pain, bowel obstruction, pneumonia now. Will the cancer start growing again?

Friend, Pan can stage 4. No chemo for 3 months because of complications. Pain, bowel obstruction, pneumonia now. Will the cancer start growing again?

Not the issue: Stage IV pancreatic cancer has a very poor outlook with overall survival rate measured in months, not years. With complications of bowel obstruction, pneumonia, weight loss, etc., the patient should not be pursuing chemotherapy but rather hospice care. Please discuss this with his/her physician for compassionate end-of-life care. ...Read more

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My left ovary is attached with scar tissue to my bowel several specialists said it's too dangerous & cause more complications. Is there any safe way ?

My left ovary is attached with scar tissue to my bowel several specialists said it's too dangerous & cause more complications. Is there any safe way ?

2nd Opinion: Surgeries like this should always have at least one other opinion because of the variability in experience and expertise. Don't feel bad about asking for one. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy yesterday how long before I can stop worrying about complications? Bowel perforation bleeding infection......etc

I had a colonoscopy yesterday how long before I can stop worrying about complications? Bowel perforation bleeding infection......etc

Stop today: I it was a simple diagnostic study, and you feel fine, you can rest assured that your ok. Even it they performed a biopsy, chances are you'll be just fine. You can't do anything about it anyway, and off you had sifnificant bleeding, you would see blood in the stool. Call your doctor if this happens. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome lead to pregnancy complications

Pregnant IBS change: Many people think they have irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). They might have other milder conditions or possibly an early stage of a more serious condition. Keeping a food diary and discussing symptoms with an OB provider, gastroenterologist or nutritionist are good steps toward confirming the diagnosis, getting adequate nourishment for mom and baby and controlling symptoms. ...Read more

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I have irritable bowel syndrome, can a rotavirus infection cause complications?

I have irritable bowel syndrome, can a rotavirus infection cause complications?

Probably not: Rotavirus commonly affects young children rather than adults & causes watery diarrhea that usually goes away on its own in a few days. If you happened to get rotavirus, you will experience the same symptoms but it should not cause any long term complications. Your immune system will fight the virus. Drink plenty of fluids with electrolytes (ex gatorade) & see dr if it needed. ...Read more

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Anastomosis (Definition)

Literaly, two openings / streams come together. When two blood vessels join, or a surgeon joins two separated loops of bowel, an anastomosis ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more