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Doctor insights on: Malnutrition After Bowel Surgery

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Is it it necessary to have surgery for bowel prola pop se?

Is it it necessary to have surgery for bowel prola pop se?

Depends: This depends on how badly the problem is, and what the cause is. If you are considering this, get an opinion from a colorectal and/ or GYN surgeon with experience and training in pelvic floor disease. Ask about the risks and benefits, and keep in mind that those statistics will not predict the you're for you as an individual. They can help you make an informed decision though. Hope this helps! ...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 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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Why is my oxygen saturation low after bowel surgery?

Why is my oxygen saturation low after bowel surgery?

Related to anesthes: And pain meds, causes you to take shallow breaths and slower respiratory rates all leading to low oxygen sats. Not particular to bowel surgery but any abdominal surgery and anesthesia. ...Read more

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Can prostrate surgery ever cause loss of bowel control?

Can prostrate surgery ever cause loss of bowel control?

No: Prostate surgery can affect the control on your urination but not the bowel. You are young and if you have issues with incontinence then you need an anorectal exam including assessment of your sphincter muscles. Any prior surgeries for hemorrhoids, fissures, and fistulas are important to know. You will need to see a colorectal surgeon for a complete workup and treatment accordingly. ...Read more

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What types of surgery treat inflammatory bowel disease?

What types of surgery treat inflammatory bowel disease?

Depends: Modern ibd treatment is mostly medical. If you suffer from crohn's disease, you should consider surgery only for emergencies such as stricture, fistulization, abscess, and other major complications. However, if you have ulcerative colitis, you should consider surgery as an option as it can be curative. ...Read more

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Could prostrate surgery ever cause loss of bowel control?

Could prostrate surgery ever cause loss of bowel control?

Unlikely: Prostate surgery will not cause bowel incontinence , look for other causes , speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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What is it like to have bowel surgery/biopsy and colostomy?

What is it like to have bowel surgery/biopsy and colostomy?

Vague question: Your question is very vague. Hard to answer without specific information. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to have bowel prolapse surgery? what are the side effects?

Is it necessary to have bowel prolapse surgery? what are the side effects?

Not always : if the symptoms of prolapse are manageable then surgery is not necessary. The decision to operate depends on many factors and therefore a consultation with general or colorectal surgeon will be required to make that decision. ...Read more

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Could a bowel blockage and double hernia be corrected during the same surgery?

Could a bowel blockage and double hernia be corrected during the same surgery?

Yes: Simple answer is yes. Sometimes if the bowel blockage requires resection of the intestine, hernia repair may be delayed or temporized. You don't want to risk contamination of hernia repair with bowel surgery. Some evidence exist that it is safe to repair hernias with mesh even when there is some contamination from bowel surgery. ...Read more

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Just had surgery for appendicitis only had one bowel movent in 3 days little movement only feel blocked what can I do to help?

Just had surgery for appendicitis only had one bowel movent in 3 days little movement only feel blocked what can I do to help?

Post-op: it can take the bowels some time to return to normal speed of functioning. You can help by drinking lots of fluids, eating a high fiber diet, and making sure that you are walking. A stool softener such as colace (docusate sodium) for a couple of days can also help. If your symptoms are not improving, if you start having increased abdominal pain, or you begin to vomit let your surgeon know immediately. ...Read more

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Nausea after prolapsed bowel surgery?

Nausea after prolapsed bowel surgery?

Yes common: Try adds- powerade, coolaid, gatorade , lemon aid. Brat diet -bananas, rice apples toast. Talk to doc in am i not tolerating. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to have surgery for a prolapse bowel?

Is it necessary to have surgery for  a prolapse bowel?

Yes: Usually surgery is necessary for prolapse bowel some can be ignored for years you need to check with your surgeon ...Read more

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I had surgery to remove a piece of my bowel. Is this bowel obstruction?

I had surgery to remove a piece of my bowel. Is this bowel obstruction?

Intestinal: Resections are performed for many reasons, such as injury, tumor, adhesions, infections, inflammation. And yes, any intestinal surgery can cause adhesions which in turn can cause intestinal obstruction. ...Read more

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Bowel obstruction, emergency surgery, what to do?

Bowel obstruction, emergency surgery, what to do?

NG drainage first: If work up and blood tests do not reveal possible perforation or necrosis of bowel then conservative treatment first employed with nasogastric drainage. If this doesn't work then exploration and decompression indicated. ...Read more

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How often should you walk after having bowel obstruction surgery?

How often should you walk after having bowel obstruction surgery?

As much as you can: The intrinsic activity of your bowel slows down, at times very significantly after any abdominal surgery. Being active will minimize the delay in recovery. In general, the less time you spend in bed, the quicker your recovery. ...Read more

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What is the risk associated with bowel obstruction surgery for a 76 year old woman?

Primarily: Depends on any underlying illnesses, overall strength, heart and lung health, diabetes, etc. The surgery itself is not so much a risk unless the overall length of surgery needed is unexpectedly long, multiple bowel resections needed. Generally a common & safe operation. ...Read more

Malnutrition (Definition)

Refers to the individual that receives either too few nutrients, too many nutrients, an imbalance of nutrients, or due to comorbidities or underlying inherited or acquired diseases, an under or ...Read more


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Poor Nutrition (Definition)

Poor nutrition or malnutrition occurs when the body has insufficient intake, too much intake that is not healthy or when the diet is poorly balanced . Malnutrition can be the result of poor ...Read more