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Low Anterior Resection
Depends on cause: Of the pain. It could be intermittent intestinal obstruction. Consult your surgeon, he will have a more definitive answer for you. ...Read more
My husband is constipated one month after low anterior resection even after taking citrus citrate what s the problem ?
What is perineal rectosigmoidectomy? What is a low anterior resection with rectoplexy? Can either be done microscopicaly? Should an 86 year old woman have this done? We don't want her to go through a major surgery and be in pain for long. Her rectal prol
Both : Both these procedures are done for rectal prolapse. The perineal rectosigmoidectomy is done from below by making an incision and removing the rectum and the last part of the colon to prevent the rectum from prolapsing (also known as the altemeier procedure) the second procedure you mention is the low anterior resection with rectopexy is done through the abdomen and the surgeon removes a part of the colon and pulls the rectum up and sutures it to the inlet of the sacrum to prevent it from prolapsing back out. For an 86 year old unless she is in great medical condition the first procedure perineal rectosigmoidectomy would be a safer procedure as it is less invasive and offers a good outcome. ...Read more
Why would a surgeon want to know whether patient is pregnant before low anterior resection surgery? What if conceived 3d and undetected
It's the standard: Taking a complete history from the patient is part of standard procedure in caring for any medical or surgical patient and that includes taking the gynecologic history. It would be inappropriate to operate on a pregnant patient without knowing that part of a patient's history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laprascopic assisted low anterior resection of rectal cancer surgery scheduled in 4 days. What are the best things that I should do now to prep for it?
Can i keep bahama cruise reserv 1mo post-op after laparoscopic assisted low anterior resection of rectal cancer? Surgeon says no, gi/oncologist yes.
Is low anterior resection surgery safe with hgb 9.5 and potassium 3.1, symptomatic chest pain? Should i delay consent?
What do I expect to feel like waking up from abdominal low anteria resection of rectal cancer surgery? Emergency surgery/no time for surgeon consult.
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
Is it normal for a type 1 diabetic to have high/low swings in sugar levels 5mos after liver resection?
Brittle: Type 1 insulin dependent diabetes is often brittle with swings in blood sugars at times without rhyme or reason. The liver does play an important role in glucose metabolism, but I doubt that partial resection of the liver is a major cause of the blood sugar swings. A diabetologist or endocrinologist is better qualified to answer your question. Addition of some of the newer diabetic meds may help. ...Read more
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