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Are medications required routinely after the continent ileostomy?

Are medications required routinely after the continent ileostomy?

Not for ulc. colitis: If the ileostomy was done for rx of ulcerative colitis that wasn't responding to meds, then not needed. May need occasional meds for symptomatic rx, e.g. Antidiarrheals. Joint issues, eye issues, skin issues often resolve after removal of the colon. Liver issues may not. ...Read more

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Dr. Wayne Myles
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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 medications are prescribed to gastroparesis patients?

What medications are prescribed to gastroparesis patients?

Domperidone: There are few medicines available that speed up gastric emptying. Domperidone is the most useful and is not available for sale in the USA. Metoclopramide (reglan) can be used, but has serious neurological side effects. The e-mycin drugs can be used , but often tolerance builds quite quickly. ...Read more

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Can the medications typically taken for ulcerative colitis (remicade, 6mp) effect male infertility?

Can the medications typically taken for ulcerative colitis (remicade, 6mp) effect male infertility?

Perhaps: Infliximab may decrease sperm motility and the number of normal oval forms. Whether these changes translate into impaired fertility is unknown. 6mp has been rarely associated with birth defects even when the father takes the medication. The benefits, however, often outweigh the risks and you need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What medications can slow gastric emptying?

What medications can slow gastric emptying?

Meds: Several medications can do this. Narcotics such as morphine, certain antacid medications, antihistamines, as well as some antidepressant type meds. ...Read more

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Can a gastric bypass patient take correctol laxitive?

Can a gastric bypass patient take correctol laxitive?

Short term : Constipation is fairly common after gastric bypass. Correctal laxative is ok for a short course. Long term constipation is best managed with fiber or miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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Intractable constipation, not colonic inertia. Non-medication treatment options?

Intractable constipation, not colonic inertia. Non-medication treatment options?

Fiber,fiber,and more: Fiber as well as adequate daily hydration.Have you been evaluated by a board certified gastroenterologist?If not, do so.There may be more to the story , of which, you are yet unaware. ...Read more

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Are there any miracle medications used to treat irritable bowel syndrome?

Are there any miracle medications used to treat irritable bowel syndrome?

The only miracle: Medication is proper diet and fluids, regular meal times, and uniform quantities of food at each meal time, stress free meal times. ...Read more

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What other medications can control chronic diarriea besides motofen lomoto and imodium (loperamide)?

What other medications can control chronic diarriea besides motofen lomoto and imodium (loperamide)?

Diarrhea: Diet plays a big part - cut down caffeine and lactose and fats; apple pectin is a very safe over the counter option which will bind up the extra fluid - you can start with two twice daily and go up as needed; also bannanas white rice and toast will help as well chronic diarrhea needs a medical evaluation though so dont ignore it too long - it takes too much toilet paper! ...Read more

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Would antispasmodic medication also prevent diarrhea?

Would antispasmodic medication also prevent diarrhea?

Possibly: They usually help but not necessarily a cure. ...Read more

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What surgical operations are done to treat bowel incontinence?

What surgical operations are done to treat bowel incontinence?

Depends on cause: For example, incontinence caused by inflammatory bowel disease is often treated medically, with surgery (removal of part or all of the colon) as a last resort. Celiac disease, caused by a gluten allergy, can often be treated by changing diet. Incontinence caused by an anatomic problem such as a disrupted anal sphincter can be treated with physical therapy or surgery. ...Read more

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Can respiratory medicines be used for surgical intervention?

Can respiratory medicines be used for surgical intervention?

Not sure: I understand the question.. can you re submit with more details? ...Read more

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Gastric neurostimulator for intractable constipation? What are the benefits?

Gastric neurostimulator for intractable constipation? What are the benefits?

Constipation: Make sure you have tried all other options such as changes in your diet and medications before getting so aggressive. Have you tried linzess, it's worked very well for my pts with chronic constipation. If you have exhausted your conservative options and your GI is recommending the procedure then it may be a good option for you. ...Read more

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What happens when amitiza (lubiprostone) or linzess is used in patient with existing intestinal obstruction?

What happens when amitiza (lubiprostone) or linzess is used in patient with existing intestinal obstruction?

Should not be used: In a proven intestinal obstruction , which needs physician supervised care ( even surgery ) . Amitiza (lubiprostone) ( Lubiprostone ) irlinzess ( linaclotide ) are the medications for chronic constipation , due to drugs, ibs etc contraindicated in intestinal obstruction ...Read more

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What medications are recommended for Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

What medications are recommended for Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

It depends: On disease location and severity. Mild colitis responds well to mesalamine, while moderate to severe colitis, or Crohn's disease require either an immunomodulator like mercaptopurine or methotrexate, or a biologic medication like Remicade, (infliximab) Humira, or Entyvio. ...Read more

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Will cholesterol meds cause bowel issues?

Will cholesterol meds cause bowel issues?

Some of them: There are several kinds of medicines for lowering bad cholesterols. The meds that prevent the intestines from absorbing fat from the food will leave some fat in the intestines. Undigested fats go out in the stool, so can cause some gassiness, loose stools, and / or worse smelling stools. The doctor can adjust the med doses or change the combination of meds, to keep side effects at a minimal. ...Read more

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Are fecal transplants beneficial in treating ulcerative colitis?

Are fecal transplants beneficial in treating ulcerative colitis?

Possibly: They help reduce inflammation by repopulating the gut with healthy bacteria that are immune modulators. It's still in the research stage for UC, so most GIs don't offer it. Some kits with instructions are available on the internet. Try Probonix probiotic, vit D3 10k IU/day and autoimmune paleo diet until you can find more on fecal transplant. ...Read more

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