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Perforated Bowel Surgery
Usually in days : If a perforation happens, a known complication of laparoscopic surgery, the size of the opening will regulate how much bowel content may leak. Location in small (lq) or large bowel (solid) affects likely leakage. Small holes may quickly seal up and cause no problem. Leaks that are larger will typically cause peritoneal inflammation (peritonitis) and usually be noticed within a few days (2-3). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Laparoscopic surgery on a perforated bowel 10 days ago. had dressings off today. had a shower and small amount of pus and discharge from bellybutton?
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I discharged myself from hospital against medical advice. I have a perforated bowel and diverticulitis what should I do to get better?
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