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Operation Due To Intestine Move Lower
I found out I have adhesions in my intestines causing pain. It is getting worse on my lower right side, is surgery needed?
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
I have a large fibroid syst attached to my lower intestine. I'm in a waiting list for surgery. Any tips to get it done fadter?
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In 2001 I had surgery to rotate my intestines....I saw a general surgeon because I am now having lower ab pain in my incision. Please advise?
It may be nothing: Incisional pain after surgery is usually not a big deal. If you have a hypertrophic or keloid scar, you may have pain. Pelvic pain or abdominal pain that is intermittent can be studied using ct scan or x-rays. You may want to see a GI doctor. Make sure you go to the er if you have significant pain that does not improve. ...Read more
I have pain in my lower back painful to lie on it if it's pressed etc could it be nerve damage had major bowel surgery 4 months ago?
Could be: Could also be due to muscle spasm, vertebral dysf., sacroiliac dysf, stretched/torn ligament in back, nerve injury/inflammation from a number of causes, or post-surgical scar adherent to back abdominal wall, to name a few. If pain is chronic &/or severe, a good history & physical by your dr. Incl osteopathic hands-on exam may find cause. Care can be symptomatic-NSAIDS, heat, or manipulation, etc. ...Read more
It's now three weeks I've done my umbilical hernia surgery can coughing or straining to move your bowel affect the wound?
Possible: At three weeks, your wound is beginning to get some strength. Fibroblasts are making a stronger scar. That is not to say that it is not possible to bust open your wound. It still is. Anything that increases pressure on your abdomen increase the likelihood of causing the wound to break open. Obesity can be its own risk factor. Proceed with caution. You will live the rest of your life with this belly. ...Read more
I'm throwing up bowel, vomitting, constipation, pain in lower left side. I had surgery in 2011, june to have left kidney removed, could I have a bowel?
I had two herniated disks in my lower back, had surgery on them and I still have back pain but recently when I have bowel movement, my pain escalates.
Be seen: There are a number of possible reasons a person might still have problems after a lumbar discectomy. Was it real recent and perhaps you have not fully recovered? It may take 6-8 weeks in some patients for a complete resolution of your symptoms. Either way, I would sure let your surgeon know. It is a pretty successful surgery, hopefully you will be better soon. ...Read more
I have had hemmorhoid surgery & I'm getting lower back pain as well as pain from bowel movements. Is this normal after 3 weeks? .
Hemmorhoids: People present after surgery with pain and this can actually be the issue preventing a normal bowel movement. There are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help these common problems. It is best if you consult with your surgeon to help with ruling out other issues like an infection or a fissure. Also fiber and or laxatives may help at this point or sitz baths. ...Read more
Known endo, previous fused bowel, previous partial bowel ob's, last surgery on endo 12/15, now having severe pain jolt through lower abdo when sitting?
My IUD moved through my wall&near my intestins &no other problems im peeing fine, normal bowel movements&how long with surgery&how long to recover?
Discuss with the Dr.: Your doctor would be the best person to answer these questions. It's hard to say what the details of your surgery would be, since different doctors may approach it differently. If the iud can be easily located and removed with small incisions, then one would expect the recovery to be fairly quick and simple. If the doctor has to do a bigger incision to get to the iud, then recovery may be longer. ...Read more
Friend had spine surgery 6yr ago. Nerve damage, lower function of bowel affected. Was on laxative, he stopped. C.an it cause constipation bowel hard & soft?
It could: You need to ask his physician about these issues so he's on a definitive program. An evaluation can help clarify if there is any other issues involving his intestines. A gastroenterologist can be helpful with this issue ...Read more
Friend had spine surgery 6yr ago. Nerve damage, lower function of bowel affected. Was on laxative, he stopped. Can it cause constipation bowel hard & soft?
Constipation: Damage to the lumbosacral nerves can lead to bladder and bowel damage. Alternatively, chronic laxative use can cause problems with bowel function. It is important to see a gastrointerologist for the constipation and a neurosurgeon to update the imaging of the spine and ensure there is no new structural problem compressing the nerves of the lumbar and sacral spine. ...Read more
Ct-left lower abdomen hazy vague increased attenuation in mesentery lateral to loops of small bowel. Could this be adhesions from surgery year ago or what could it mean?
Yes: Minor complications 1 year post surgery are not uncommon. This is due to the development of adhesions in the small bowel mesentery following surgery. The adhesions causing intermittent slight twisting in small bowel depending on response to diet can and do cause symptoms that you are now experiencing. ...Read more
What is a bowel transplant? Does that include both the colon and small intestines? I see that it's a rare operation, how come?
Complex: This is rare, and often done as part of multiple organ transplant. Usually due to an intraabdominal catastrophe where there is loss of the intestines due to lack of blood supply from a variety of causes. This is only done in specialized transplant centers. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Common: Having a "bloated stomach" after abdominal surgery is very common. It may take a few more weeks to go back to normal. If there was a kink in the intestine preventing passage of intestinal contents, this would generally caused pain nausea and vomiting. Call your surgeon if you are really concerned for an exam. ...Read more
My mom is 94 years old and has cancerous tumor the size of a softball removed from her intestines before the operation and she still is having five bowel movements a day at least is this normal?
Removing part of large/small intestine may treat intestinal conditions such as colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease, intestinal blockage, precancerous polyps, or other benign tumors.
To treat colorectal cancer, it could prevent the spread or remove blockage/bleeding. Here's a good link: http://www. Duanereade. Com/health/procedurefactsheet. Aspx? Id=3
take care - feel better. ...Read more
Depends: This depends entirely on what symptoms and the details of the patient involved. In some cases, no surgery would be needed, in other extreme cases a lysis of adhesions with possible bowel resection and complete hysterectomy with bilateral removal of tubes and ovaries. This really requires much more detail to answer properly. ...Read more
Dx with duplication cyst in small intestines, can a GI please explain. I'm very scared. Is surgery the only option?
100%: Scar tissue is how we heal, however you will probably never know you have it. ...Read more
Does a person of the age of 50 with a colostomy bag for over 13 years qualify for a reversal surgery. Her large intestines were removed because palips?
Depends: Most of the time when a temporary colostomy is done anorectal area will be intact, if that is the case could be reversed, some times due to disease process anorectal part of colon is removed then can not be reversed. Consult your surgeon after evaluation will tell you if it could be reversed or not, . ...Read more
Is colon (large intestine) surgery is recommended for a person suffered from IBS even if having redundant colon?
Surgery last resort:
Redundant colon is a normal anatomical variant in which there are extra loops in the large intestine.It can cause associated conditions as ibs, colitis, colonic polyps etc.
Usually it does not require any treatment. High fibre diet with proper nutrition.
Colon cleansing can be beneficial.Surgery would be a last resort. ...Read more
What is the side effect of large intestine surgery since I am ready to get surgery soon due to redundency?
Depends: I'm not sure what u mean. Colon surgery can have irregular bowel movements, temporary for most patients. Some can have chronic diarrhea but not frequent. U can also have complications from surgery, infection, bleeding, leakage of stool (can b life threatening). Redudent colon is usually not an indication unless u have potential for volvulus (twisting of bowel). ...Read more
Why do I get frequent infections everywhere (throat, skin, intestine...) after curative cancer surgery without chemo? Can it be due to sudden drop of ldl? How do I restore my proper immune functions?
Not sure: I'm not sure why you get frequent infections but I can reassure you of one thing: it has nothing do with your ldl. Ldl has no effect on your immune status or tendency to infection. It does tend to drop in people who are malnourished and malnourished people are more prone to infection. Are you malnourished? ...Read more
I have had a hernia for 40 years and my intestines go into one of my testicle, dose not hurt but wondering how bad of a surgery it would be?
Outpatient!: Inguinal herniorraphy is a common procedure performed by a general surgeon. Even with a more complicated hernia, the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. You will be sore for a week or so, but the risks allowing this hernia to incarcerate or strangulate argue against delaying repair. ...Read more
Had surgery to remove part of my intestine (diverticulitis), my gallbladder and my appendix 2 weeks ago. Since then I'm super sensitive to smells??
I found out from another doctor I have a possible tangled intestine BC of what an ultra sound showed. Will I have to have surgery and could I die this?
Colonic redundancy?: Gastroenterologists do describe "colonic redundancy" &/or "tortuosity" as a colonic anatomic variant that makes performing colonoscopy technically more challenging. In such cases, there may be considerable looping & coiling by the colon, that may not translate into colon dysfunction. Such variation can be seen in chronic laxative users & when significant fibrosis/adhesions distort colon anatomy. ...Read more
I had a small intestine/ bowel obstruction surgery and my stomach has been puffy and huge since the surgery. I am fairly slim and don't understand why?
Intestinal block: What was the cause of your small intestinal obstruction? Did your surgeon tell you its etiology? What is the name of the surgical procedure that was undertaken? Please send me this information. Thank you very much. ...Read more
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