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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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I'm 30.Afraid of colorectal cancer due to rectal bleeding+other symptoms.Can PCP order virtual colonoscopy or must I visit gastro? is virtual good?

I'm 30.Afraid of colorectal cancer due to rectal bleeding+other symptoms.Can PCP order virtual colonoscopy or must I visit gastro? is virtual good?

Colonoscopy: Virtual colonoscopy has value but w/the symptoms you mention you need a real one, which will yield more information. Your PCP can refer you to a gastro, which is the type of doc you would be best served by. Peace and good health. ...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

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How can I distnguish between bleeding piles and colorectal cancer other than undergoing colonscopy?

How can I distnguish between bleeding piles and colorectal cancer other than undergoing colonscopy?

A good exam: Willexam will usually do the trick. A thorough physical examination with an anoscopy can diagnose piles or hemorrhoids. If the exam does not detect anything you need a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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My 15 day old's cord stump looks like it got snagged and is bleeding a bit. Is this normal? Should it come off by now? Doesn't seem to hurt him.

My 15 day old's cord stump looks like it got snagged and is bleeding a bit. Is this normal? Should it come off by now? Doesn't seem to hurt him.

Visit Pediatrician: It would be a good idea to visit your baby's physician to assess. The biggest fear is omphalitis which is an infection of the umbilical stump. The best way to determine your baby's cord stump would be to visit your baby's physician. ...Read more

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Colorectal surgeon says bleeding since abscess surgery for 4 months ago not related to surgery. Husband just had colonoscopy and treated for crohns.

Colorectal surgeon says bleeding since abscess surgery for 4 months  ago not related to surgery. Husband just had colonoscopy and treated for crohns.

Not sure ? Ur asking: Perianal abscesses are common with crohn's, often pre dating diagnosis. Bleeding is commonly from ulcers in colon, but also common after anorectal surgery, due to friable scar tissue and daily trauma from bms. If u are asking is the bleeding from his surgery, his surgeon says no, so no cause for alarm. ...Read more

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I have had abnormal monthly bleeding for 3+ yrs. I tried birth control pills, had a hysterosonogram which showed polyps and fibroid. I had a dnc and the abnormal bleeding stopped for 3mths, then it came back. Md stumped. Ideas?

I have had abnormal monthly bleeding for 3+ yrs. I tried birth control pills, had a hysterosonogram which showed polyps and fibroid. I had a dnc and the abnormal bleeding stopped for 3mths, then it came back. Md stumped. Ideas?

Dysmenorrhea: At age 30, the likely causes are the cervical polyp and/or the fibroid. These tend to bleed and heal and bleed again. If the D&C debrided all the tissue, then it is a mystery. Possibly, the procedure left behind some abnormal remnants of the fibroid, and may need to be re debrided. Sometimes, ocs are prescribed for individuals who continue to have abnormal periods. If that doesn't work, D&C again? ...Read more

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What increases my risk for metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer at 85?

What increases my risk for metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer at 85?

Lack of surveillance: Patients who have had previous colorectal cancers have risk of recurrence or metastasis based on their original diagnosis and treatment. Lack of careful follow up increases your risk of missing recurrence or metastasis early when it can be managed aggressively. Careful surveillance is the best way to catch anything early. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for metastatic colorectal cancer?

What are the treatments for metastatic colorectal cancer?

Chemo & RARE sx/rads: Chemo represents answers one through nine, however, if one has a solitary metastasis in the liver that is able to be surgically removed safely, this could be answer 10. Also, focused radiation (cyberknife or radiosugery as it it called) can sometimes be used to treat isolated mets if surgery is not possible. ...Read more

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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


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Colorectal (Definition)

The term refers to colin(large intestine ) and rectum: colorectal surgeon for example does surgical procedures ...Read more