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Patent End To Side Ileo Colonic Anastomosis
What does patent end to side ileo colonic anastomosis in ascending colon mean? And characterized by healthy appearing mucosa! I had surgery in dec.
All is good: The doctor is telling you that when the terminal ileum (end of small bowel) was connected to the colon, the passage between then is open and working. He has not scarred down to a small hole causing a problem. The lining of each tube, ileum and colon, is covered with mucosa and the appearance is health, not that of inflammation and such. This is a good report by description. Congratulations! ...Read more
I recently had a total colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis for severe chronic inertiia that was unresponsive to other treatmentswhen they removed my colon they were surprised to find some areas of early stage cancer as well I had been undergoing regular
Ileorectal anastomosis vs permanent colostomy Had most of colon removed, no disease, possible ischemic colitis caused stricture?
Will tiny anastomosis leak after a colon resection heal after two or more weeks of Invanz & TPN, along with colon resting?
Complex: If it is tiny, it should most likely resolve as the omentum seals it. Usually with a leak, bowel rest with TPN, antibiotics for a short period (not established) 2-4 weeks and +\- percutaneous drainage can replace the need for further surgery if the leak is tiny. Usually this requires a follow up CT study with oral contrast and many factors. (ID prespective) - may need surgery later ...Read more
Depends: Most colon anastomotic ulcers are chronic due to poor blood supply to that area. Usually not serious. If you have crohns, the ulcer could represent recurrent disease and escalating treatment should be considered. ...Read more
Can I take magnesium citrate for constipation if I do not have a colon? I have a j-pouch from and anastamosis.
Just finished taking doxycycline 2 weeks ago with no side effects! I'm now having a moderate pain on left side near colon, comes & goes. What is it?
6 months chemo for colon cancer, finished scans all clear no signs of cancer, 3 weeks later lump on right side of neck size of golf ball?
Probably unrelated: Chemo post surgery without evidence of metastatic disease is adjuvant with goal of preventing recurrence. When latter happens it most often is seen in liver or lungs. Rarely spread to distant nodes occur and usually related to Virchows nodes, the left suproaclavicular nodes. Lesion in rt. Neck should have core bx to r/o lymphoma, another primary lesion or possible spread from original lesion ...Read more
Just finished 28 chemo/radiotherapy sessions for colon rectal cancer on nov 6. Very painful bowel movements in am. Is this part of side effects?
May not be related: You may have simple anorectal problem like anal fissure, infection etc, causing your pain may be precipitated by chemo. Speak o your surgeon will examine and treat you. ...Read more
Yes: Yes the colon goes around from the left side, then upper area of the abdomen, to the right side. ...Read more
Different radiation: Pain caused by abdominal problems is usually dull and aching and does not radiate (spread) down the leg. Sciatic pain usually follows the distribution of the sciatic nerve. It may be associated with activities and can be sharp, burning or tingling. No matter what the the cause of the pain is if it lasts two or more weeks it needs to be investigated. Don't try to figure it out by yourself. ...Read more
Do not bother: Cleansing your colon has no proven medical value and is a complete waste of time. ...Read more
Yes: Muscle spasms are common and can cause sudden, sharp, knife-like pain in the flat muscles. They should go away with rubbing them, like a charley horse in your leg. If they persist, or are associated with bowel changes, blood in the stool, weight loss, or appetite changes, it may be something more important. See your primary provider, and good luck! ...Read more
I do not know: But pain on your r side could be appendix related, diverticular disease, other intestinal disorders, ovarain if female, etc. R sided pain should be evaluated by a dr. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
I have been presenting a pain on my lower right side for about 2 months now. By where the colon is.?
Chronic pain/hernia: With 2 months of symptoms you have something chronic. Your colon/cecum, appendix, a kidney, ureter and loops of small bowel are located in your right lower abdomen. An inguinal hernia is also possible. Okay to check for lumps/bulges that come and go. Okay to get checked out by your doc. If you develop fever or vomiting, go in to your doc asap. ...Read more
I understand finishing a colon prep. But why is it always at night? Can't it be finished the day before?
Colon preps: Congratulations on finishing your prep, despite how difficult it is! There are preps which do not last into the night, including some that are split between the day before the procedure and the morning of the procedure. If your preparation is extremely difficult, ask your gastroenterologist if there are alternative schedules or preparations available. Good luck. ...Read more
Having my colon test tomorrow finished the 238g of mirolax and 64 oz bottle of gateraide now having constong dirahea is this normal every few minutes?
What to do if I have several sigmoid colonic diverticuli, is this why my sides hurt or am I just imaging that.?
Diverticuli: Diverticuli are outpouchings of the wall the bowel, most commonly the large bowel. Diverticulitis is inflammation of these outpouchings. This can be serious and usually is associated with fever and abdominal pain. The sigmoid colon is mostly in the midline and inflammation in this area usually causes midline lower abdominal pain. A high fiber diet is recommended. ...Read more
Can thin people feel their colon? Right side of my abdomen feels firmer than the left side. Should I be concerned or is this normal?
See below: Probably nothing to worry about but you may want a physician to examine you. ...Read more
How to relieve colon pain? I have a pain spot on the edge of my left side. No other symptoms. I suspect that it's colon. What can I do?
Left side pain: Left sided abdominal pain may indicate a gas pocket, which is common in the splenic flexure of the colon. Such a pain may indicate constipation. And such pain may indicate diverticulitis. Be aware if you have fever. If so, see your doctor right away. Be aware if you may be constipated. Relief with a gentle laxative, such as milk of magnesia or citrate of magnesia or Miralax (polyethylene glycol) will help. ...Read more
Shortly before turning 40, I could feel my colon in my lower left side. I am normal body type, not thin, not overweight. Is this normal?
Perhaps not: See a gastroentrologistGet a more detailed answer ›
Hi I had polps removed from my left side colon sigmoid part one was 7mm n there other was sessil and 4mm how long should results take to come back?
Depends on the lab: It may take few days and it depends on the labs. Some labs send the results earlier that the others. ...Read more
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