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Just had a colostomy reversal and bleeding from the stoma incision, just came home from hospital yesterday?

Just had a colostomy reversal and bleeding from the stoma incision, just came home from hospital yesterday?

Probably: Just a seroma but since the wound is a contaminated wound due to the presence of the stoma before, the risk of infection is considerable. I usually don't close these wound to avoid an infection and let them heal themselves. If the drainage continues or get cloudy or thick, redness around wound you need to go promptly back to your surgeon for a wound check. ...Read more

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Dr. Keith Monson
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Proctology (Definition)

Proctologists are physicians who have specialized knowledge to diagnose and surgically treat disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. Such disorders may include hemorrhoids, colorectal ...Read more


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In the colostomy operation for colorectal cancer, what happen if the colostomy bag is broken? And how does this affect the daily activities?

In the colostomy operation for colorectal cancer, what happen if the colostomy bag is broken? And how does this affect the daily activities?

Dramatically: The bag attached to the colostomy site serves the purpose of keeping the stool and intestinal waste products confined. If the bag broke, it would be messy and foul smelling, affecting your activities of daily life. A secondary bag should be available at all times to make the switch if needed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the colostomy operation in colorectal cancer? Does the waste go outside of the body, come back in using the colostomy bag, eliminate by anus?

What is the colostomy operation in colorectal cancer? Does the waste go outside of the body, come back in using the colostomy bag, eliminate by anus?

Colostomy: With a colostomy the feces enter the bag and do not reenter the body. If the rectum is preserved there may be some rectal discharge of feces as well. The colostomy nurse instructs the patient and family on how to apply and empty the colostomy bag. ...Read more

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Colorectal cancer surgery and colostomy? Why does the doctor have to do a colostomy as part of colorectal cancer surgery? What is it exactly (a hole in my abdomen?) and how long will I have it?

Colorectal cancer surgery and colostomy? Why does the doctor have to do a colostomy as part of colorectal cancer surgery? What is it exactly (a hole in my abdomen?) and how long will I have it?

Some : Some ostomies are for ever and other temporary. For low rectal cancer a temporary may be use to proted the new conection alowed to be healthy.If the cancer is to low involving the muscle to control the stool a penmanented ostomy is need. Yes a stoma is a open in you abdomen that alowwed a small portion of teh bowel to come out and it is cover by a ostomy bag. ...Read more

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Colorectal dr said i have fissures and hemeroids, 6 months later having rectal bleeding and pain, its sporadic. do i need to be seen again? Or no?

Colorectal dr said i have fissures and hemeroids, 6 months later having rectal bleeding and pain, its sporadic. do i need to be seen again? Or no?

Even: Ulcerative proctitis can cause intermittent symptoms. If you are comfortable with the diagnoses of fissures and hemorrhoids, you should continue to take your medication as prescribed. If not, you may want another GI's perspective. ...Read more

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I'm my dad's caretaker he's been having rectal bleeding and i seen two 2 in. White worms in the toilet his stool tests came back negative i'm stumped?

I'm my dad's caretaker he's been having rectal bleeding and i seen two 2 in. White worms in the toilet his stool tests came back negative i'm stumped?

Don't be stumped: Sometimes you need several stool samples to make the diagnosis of a parasitic infection. Keep at it. If you see the worms, collect it and take that to the lab. ...Read more

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How difficult is clostomy closure when stump is only 6cm long?

How difficult is clostomy closure when stump is only 6cm long?

Depends: This depends on many things. Anatomy, obesity, male pelvis can be very narrow, how long a time between surgeries, amount of scarring and inflammation, reason of prior surgery (infection vs. Cancer), overall health, etc. Many variables. Should be successful. Review with your surgeon their expectations. ...Read more

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What should I do if there is bleeding from the umbilical stump?

What should I do if there is bleeding from the umbilical stump?

Dont worry: Umbilical cords bleeding is common and no need to worry unless there seems to be alot of bleeding. If you are concerned you should see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Is new bleeding from the belly button 2 days after stump fell off ok?

Is new bleeding from the belly button 2 days after stump fell off ok?

Pretty common: Just keep the area clean as you would any scratch.Should stop soon. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


Colostomy (Definition)

A colostomy is a surgically created outlet of your colon to the skin. It is sometimes referred to as a 'bag' since a bag is placed over the colostomy to catch the ...Read more