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What does patent end to side ileo colonic anastomosis in ascending colon mean? And characterized by healthy appearing mucosa! I had surgery in dec.

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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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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

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

? regular cheek ups: Most likely they found in situ or early non spreading cancer, and good you got your colon removed. Ileorectal anastomosis will give frequent loose bm s initialy and body adapts eventually. You will be fine make sure to see your doctors. ...Read more

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Will tiny anastomosis leak after a colon resection heal after two or more weeks of Invanz & TPN, along with colon resting?

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

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Is colon anastomotic ulcer treatible?

Is colon anastomotic ulcer treatible?

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

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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?

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?

Keep: A close eye and talk to your doctor, as abx can wipe out your normal bacterial flora that aids in your digestion and a population of c.Difficile, may be causing issues in your descending colon. Good luck! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Please tell me, could you feel your colon on left side?

Please tell me, could you feel your colon on left side?

Yes: Yes the colon goes around from the left side, then upper area of the abdomen, to the right side. ...Read more

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Is it normal for me to be having pain by the left side of my colon?

Is it normal for me to be having pain by the left side of my colon?

Pain never normal: Pain on the left side of the: could be related to constipation or to diverticulosis to name a couple possible reasons. Pain is never normal. If you're having problems, see your doctor to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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How do I know if my pain on left side is from colon or siatica?

How do I know if my pain on left side is from colon or siatica?

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

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Could sharp pains in ones right side be from problems other than the ascending colon?

Could sharp pains in ones right side be from problems other than the ascending colon?

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

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Why do I hurt on my right side in my colon?

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

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I have been presenting a pain on my lower right side for about 2 months now. By where the colon is.?

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

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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

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Soft foods diet after colon open surgery?

Soft foods diet after colon open surgery?

Maybe: I usually have my patients in regular diet before they leave the hospital. By the time the food transits into colon it is digested anyway and mechanical soft diet won't matter. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis form if the ascending colon is on the left side?

Can appendicitis form if the ascending colon is on the left side?

Yes: If one has an appendix, it can always be subject to inflammation from an infection, obstruction, etc. Therefore, it's possible to still have appendicitis regardless of its location (ascending colon on the left side could be due to conditions like situs inversus, for example). ...Read more

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If I cut open my abdomen and rip out my colon, will it continue its violent spasms?

Please, please: Don't do that. It will make your problem much worse. For severe abdominal pain - please go to the emergency room immediately for evaluation. ...Read more

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After gallbladder removed, I still have discomfort on left side by the top of the colon, why?

After gallbladder removed, I still have discomfort on left side by the top of the colon, why?

Recovery support: Constipation in recovery is very common and causes multiple abdominal complaints/symptoms. Use laxatives to get your bowels moving, twice daily. Check out bowel regimens. Okay to discuss with your surgeon. Be well. ...Read more

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What to do if I have several sigmoid colonic diverticuli, is this why my sides hurt or am I just imaging that.?

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

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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?

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

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What are the side effects of radiotherapy in treating colon cancer?

What are the side effects of radiotherapy in treating colon cancer?

Several: Radiation is used for rectal cancer. Can cause skin changes, diarrhea, decreased rectal and anal compliance. ...Read more

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Could a open colonic help relieve severe constipation?

NO: Colonics are a holistic hoax (rhymes with joke)
Drink plenty of water, eat hi-fiber diet and take stool softners if necessary ...Read more

Anastomosis (Definition)

Literaly, two openings / streams come together. When two blood vessels join, or a surgeon joins two separated loops of bowel, an anastomosis ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more