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What is Intestinal Postoperation Non-absorption? How would it relate to an Ileostomy Reversal surgery?

What is Intestinal Postoperation Non-absorption? How would it relate to an Ileostomy Reversal surgery?

Yes it might: Removing part of the intestines, specially the ileum can cause mal-absorption of nutrients and vitamins. Reversal of the ileostomy is just putting the intestines back to normal, which may improve the mal-absorption of nutrients and vitamins and water. ...Read more

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Ileostomy (Definition)

A portion of the small intestine attached to the abdominal wall in order to be able to go to the bathroom if something happened to ...Read more


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What is an alternative to colostomy bags, referring to colonic cancer?

What is an alternative to colostomy bags, referring to colonic cancer?

Depends: If the cancer is low in the rectum or near anus, colostomy has to be done. If cancer is completely blocking, colostomy is also necessary although temporary. Cancers above rectum, usually do not need colostomy. ...Read more

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What's causes an anastomotic leak in regards to failed ileostomy reversal surgery?

What's causes an anastomotic leak in regards to failed ileostomy reversal surgery?

Many possibilities: Many things can cause a leak--poor blood supply, too much tension on the anastomosis, poor nutrition, use of immunosuppresants such as steroids, infection, distal obstruction, etc. A recent large study from Germany showed a leak occurs in around 10% of cases. Sometimes it's treated with bowel rest and drainage of the fluid, sometimes it requires another operation. ...Read more

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Is it safer for a woman to bear a child with a traditional ileostomy versus a continent ileostomy being that the pouch is internal with a continent ileostomy ?

Is it safer for a woman to bear a child with a traditional ileostomy versus a continent ileostomy being that the pouch is internal with a continent ileostomy ?

Some set backs: Most of the time will be small bowel problems partial or complete obstruction, trditional ileostomy will have least problems. In ci like j pouch as is existing precariouly, with poor blood supply, poor function, pouchitis, pelvic sepsis, etc gravid utereus will give problems to pouch and its function. ...Read more

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Diagonised with rectal cancer, after ileostomy reversal, frequent bm's, abcess withleakage at the surgery site. alternatives tocolostomy ?bowel trnspl

Diagonised with rectal cancer, after ileostomy reversal, frequent bm's, abcess withleakage at the surgery site. alternatives tocolostomy ?bowel trnspl

Insert drain: Ileostomy after rectal cancer is used to protect the rectal resuturing to establish continuity in the bowel. II there is some kind of abscess and leakage it can occur where the ileostomy has been reversed or at the site of the rectal suture line which may not have been ready for closure. Interventional radiology can place a suction drain to the site and left there until everything has healed. ...Read more

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What would be the approx life span for someone that has intestinal malabsorption due to subtotal colectomy, Ileostomy placement, short bowel syndrome?

What would be the approx life span for someone that has intestinal malabsorption due to subtotal colectomy, Ileostomy placement, short bowel syndrome?

Maybe long: The colectomy and ileostomy will not typically shorten life expectancy. Short bowel syndrome may shorten life span, but it depends on severity. There are a few centers in the US that perform bowel lengthening procedures and small bowel transplant. Ask you surgeon about the severity of the short bowel, and think about support groups for ileostomy help. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is the stool reaction to a colon cleanse safe?

Is the stool reaction to a colon cleanse safe?

Depends: It depends upon the colon cleansing solution. If it is one of the cleansing solution given by your physician prior to colonoscopy, then it is mostly safe. ...Read more

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7yr survivor colon can. What is the procedure called to reconnect intestine/bowel for normal bm again? What to expect post surgery?

7yr survivor colon can. What is the procedure called to reconnect intestine/bowel for normal bm again? What to expect post surgery?

If you have : A colostomy and rectum with intact sphincter muscles, the colon near the colostomy and rectum can be connected, so you can have normal stools. This operation is called takedown of colostomy and coloproctostomy. ...Read more

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How to get fit again in between an ileostomy and an ileostomy reverse?

Do yor best: Ileostomy is done to protect what is beyond the ileostomy. Get a binder that can support your stoma and work out your upper body the most. You can use an eliptical or another machine for your legs, that will help keep you fit until they close it. I have done that hundreds of times. Stay healthy! ...Read more

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Is it safe for a patient to receive a TPN feed through a GJ Tube?My sis has severe Mastocytosis & Gastroparesis, and enteral feeding tube didn't work.

Is it safe for a patient to receive a TPN feed through a GJ Tube?My sis has severe Mastocytosis & Gastroparesis, and enteral feeding tube didn't work.

Not a question of : safety, rather why give a parenteral feeding, enterally, might not be absorbed efficiently and an expensive preparation would be wasted. The G-J tube is meant to bypass the stomach and go right into the small intestine, there are preparations meant to be used this way that don't need stomach digestive process, ask the doctors/dietician about, wish you and your sister wellness ...Read more

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What is a hypoallergenic or elimination diet to follow when trying to pin point food allergies?

What is a hypoallergenic or elimination diet to follow when trying to pin point food allergies?

Avoid suspects: Good afternoon, eliminate the item that you suspect could be responsible for your symptoms. If you feel a relief then keep avoiding it and take it again to see if it brings on any symptom. This is an elimination and challenge test. There is no hypoallergenic food ; that is only a misnomer. ...Read more

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How to decide the urgency for booking hysterectomy, bladder and bowel repair?

How to decide the urgency for booking hysterectomy, bladder and bowel repair?

totally depends: On your symptoms and what condition everything is in, your doc should be giving you strong guidance for that please call the gyn , or gen surgeon or whomever suggested the surgery. ...Read more

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Under what circumstance would lapro cholecystectomy to converted to open cholececystectomy?

Under what circumstance would lapro cholecystectomy to converted to open cholececystectomy?

Anatomy: If you can't get there (safely) from here (the belly button), due to excessive scar tissue, odd anatomy, or other factors, then open cholecystectomy is chosen. Sometimes there are factors that can not be determined until the procedure has started, and the surgeon looks inside. Roughly about 10% or less of laparoscopic procedures get converted to open ones. ...Read more

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What to expect from malrotation bowel surgery?

What to expect from malrotation bowel surgery?

Think garden hose: Your intestines are a complex hose like structure that forms outside of the body during fetal life & drops back in, settling in place. For some, odd placing& increased mobility allow it to twist on itself like a garden hose at some point. Repair requires surgeon untwist the bowel & examine it .Sometimes the twist cuts off the blood & a segment dies, requiring removal. The bowel is then secured. ...Read more

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What parts would a patient need to have in order to be a candidate for Ileostomy Reversal after having had subtotal colectomy w/Ileostomy placement?

What parts would a patient need to have in order to be a candidate for Ileostomy Reversal  after having had subtotal colectomy w/Ileostomy placement?

Rectum: As long as at least some of the rectum is there. the possibility for ileostomy reversal exists. Ask you surgeon about your specific case. If your not satisfied with the answer, consider another opinion from a board certified colorectal surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it cruel to feed someone through a nasogastric tube or esophagostomy tube?

Is it cruel to feed someone through a nasogastric tube or esophagostomy tube?

No: On occasions, it can be life saving. If someone is unable to talk food orally, the next best approach is a feeding tube, either through the nose or percutaneously, which would be for long-term use. An esophagostomy tube is used for drainage of the esophagus, and is not used as a feeding tube. ...Read more

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Can colon cancer patient whom going through chemotherapy now taking Liqua Health Spirulina? Does this products helps to provide nutrients to the patie

Can colon cancer patient whom going through chemotherapy now taking Liqua Health Spirulina? Does this products helps to provide nutrients to the patie

Yes and no: The nutrient that this dietary supplement provides is protein. It is dessicated blue-green algae. You don't need only protein but also a well balanced diet including carbs and fats and vitamins and minerals. There are numerous dietary supplements which have a balanced mix of all of your dietary needs. You would do better with those than just a protein supplement. ...Read more