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Long Term Effects Of Bowel Fistulas
Would any body be able to explain to me the long term effects of bowel surgery no stoma currently 3 weeks after op still painful Thankyou?
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
Since I had bowel surgery I've found out it was sceptic hence why I spent so long in the itu are there any long term effects doc didn't explain well?
I have a bowel +bladder fistula, would an operation be need for this , and if surgery, is it keyhole or open surgery?
These fistulas : Are amongst the most difficult to treat and very rarely respond to medical therapy (that is, if you have Crohn's disease). It almost always requires surgery, and the surgical repair can be difficult and is not always successful. I'd recommend seeing an accomplished surgeon with this kind of experience. ...Read more
I'm healed from anal fistula but should i need to pat dry my anus every bowel mov' t using tissue? or be like normal person without pat dry after wash
Avoid pressure: Avoid straining. Do not rub/ irritate the area. Your bm has to be smooth and yes - pat dry. ...Read more
Have anal fistula for 16 yrs. 10 surgeries haven't fixed it. No ibd or health issues. Looking at bowel resection. Opinions please.....
Seek experienced Drs: If you havent already, seek a colorectal surgeon who has seen and dealt with these complex problems. Mri's can sometimes identify other branching points or tracts. If your current symptoms aren't too bad, living with the condition is an option. Seton's can help drain and minimize the baseline state. In extreme situations, bowel resections are worth it and do have happy and satisfied patients. ...Read more
I have an ileostomy and mucous fistula. I have hnpcc and want to know if my redundant bowel can be removed for my own comfort and preventative treatme?
What should be done if debris in bladder on ultra sound and cystoscopy. Could it be from fistula from small bowel to bladder?
First ct scan showed diverticulitis with possible fistula. Second Ct scan no fistula possible abscess can scan be wrong again? Bowel thickening no sym
I have a supra pubic catheter and have constant uti's that have bowel bacteria in them. Ileostomy as well. Could I have fistula small bowel - bladder
Possibly: Urinary tract infections commonly have bowel bacteria, but if you are concerned and you keep getting them soon after finishing antibiotics it is worth having some testing to determine if there is a fistula. May involve a ct, a cystoscopy, or a dye study. Knowing more about why you have an ostomy and a suprapubic catch would allow a better answer. ...Read more
A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more
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