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I've noticed vitamins/medications coming out in my stool post colectomy. How can I be sure that birth control pills are fully absorbed and effective?

I've noticed vitamins/medications coming out in my stool post colectomy. How can I be sure that birth control pills are fully absorbed and effective?

Should be okay: Birth control pills are mostly absorbed in the stomach. As long as you don't have any other bowel motility issues, you should receive an effective dose of hormone from the pill. On the other hand, there are many alternative contraceptives that you may consider. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Kapur
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Colectomy (Definition)

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How should I prepare for a total colectomy?

Good bowel prep: Otherwise have good family support. I usually have patients take mag citrate 300ml times two starting 12 pm day before on liquid diet, morning of surgery a fleets enema. ...Read more

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Will i lose or gain weight after a colectomy?

Will i lose or gain weight after a colectomy?

Initially: You will lose a lot of weight depending how long until you can restart diet and you will need extra calories to recover. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: colectomy?

Colon resection: It can mean removal of part or complete colon with or without the rectum. ...Read more

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Post colectomy instructions...Diet, sex, return to work?

Post colectomy instructions...Diet, sex, return to work?

They are: And should have been instructed to you by the surgeon. We all have our own preferences for these things. Depends on how extensive and what portion of colon for diet . But my patients are usually at regular before leaving hospital. ...Read more

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Is it normal to gain weight after a right hemi-colectomy?

Sure: If you eat more and do less activity you will gain weight. If immediate post op or near surgery time it may be water retention which will eventually pass. ...Read more

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Hi my husband had a colectomy now ever since the op he gets black outs do we need to worry?

Hi my husband had a colectomy  now ever since the op he gets black outs do we need to worry?

Post op complication: If he has had major surgery and is now experiencing 'blackouts' he needs to be seen. ...Read more

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Is it ever recommended to get a colectomy for constipation?

Yes, for Certain dx: Constipation, common problem that is managed by medicines and diet the vast majority of the time. For certain conditions (colonic inertia, megacolon- where patients aren't going to the bathroom for >5days) surgery is an option. Often entails removal of the colon and sewing the small bowel to the rectum. Done laparoscopically. Tremendous improvemnt in quaility of life when properly selected. ...Read more

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Bloody stools post colectomy, should I be concerned?

Bloody stools post colectomy, should I be concerned?

You don't : Say how many days post colectomy. Usually after colon resection you may see some blood with the first 1-2 bm's but after that you should not see blood. If you are you need to call your surgeon promptly and be evaluated. This can be very serious if not dealt with propmtly. ...Read more

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