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Post Op Complications Of Bowel Surgery
4 weeks post op from rectal prolapse surgery having rectal bleeding with bowel movements and bulge inside rectum. Is this a sign my sutures have bust.?
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
3wk post op bowel obst/hernia surgery. Low grade fever 100 stomach alittle hot to touch yellow type discharge, weak body no energy. Wound infection?
Possibly: These are pretty non-specific symptoms for an infection. The weakness and lack of energy are probably the most worrisome. If it was a wound infection, I would expect wound to be red and swollen. Also could be infection of the mesh, although more likely, you are just accumulating a seroma (fluid collection) around the mesh. See your surgeon tomorrow. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Post op complications from hernia surgery had 2nd hernia repair surgery 01/10/12 off work 6 weeks post op. Husband is a school teacher so even when he went back to school no lifting needed. When we went to his post op appointment there was under the incis
Hello, : Hello, it sounds like your husband has had a change in status since he was examined. It doesn't state if it is tender, painful or if there is drainage. Fever? Warmth, erythema, swelling to the point of hardening may well represent an infection. He needs to be re-evaluated. For fever or severe abdominal pain, he should go to the er. If not, i would call the general surgeon in the morning and tell him or her / staff about the changes your husband has eperienced over the last three days.Take care. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
What would a post op check up consist of if the patient had surgery to repair 3 gsws and they were in a medically induced coma?
Many/nurse's list: It runs from how deep the coma is or the paralytic if being used, how well the ventilator and the patient are synchronized, all the vital signs, heart rate and rhythm, temp, bp, saturation, position in bed, urinating, bowel sounds, heart sounds, breath sounds. Ask the nurse and there will be a long list. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have just had my appendix removed. Do i need to change my diet until the post-surgery pain improves? Is 'gurgling' or trapped wind common post-op?
Very common, post op: Your diet post appendecomy should be soft and bland with slow advancement to a more normal diet. Post surgery 'gas' and 'gurgling' is normal. Surgical removal of the appendix causes the rest of the small/large bowel to act irregular and irritable. This should slowly regain a normal flow pattern. Avoid heavy foods with high bulk. Avoid gas forming foods. Add probiotics, yogurt. Avoid constipation. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Who do I see for post-op bowel functioning problems? Is there a critical window post-op after which chance of resuming normal bowel function is slim?
At 1.5 weeks post op wasn't feeling well. Primary pa said i had no bowel sounds. Put on ducolax 2xday. What does that mean and is this treatment good?
Dulcolax for Ileus: We can not comment on this as we do not have enough information, as to what kind of surgery you had and what kind of anesthesia used but dulcolax is a laxative and is often used for post operative ileus(no bowel sounds) hope it works for you. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have a large, swollen, warm lump under my skin near the incision after a spinal fusion surgery. I'm three weeks post op should I go to the ER?
Get care ASAP: This could be a wound infection, which might be serious and should be diagnosed and treated ASAP. Maybe just a collection of serum or blood, but you shouldn't take the chance. Call the office of the surgeon who did the fusion; even night or weekend, probably someone is on call. But if not or you can't get through, visit an urgent care clinic or ER at the hospital where the surgery was done. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Yes..: Especially if it's been several days or since before your surgery that you had a full bowel movement. Try one dose first and see if that helps. If not, then move on to two doses a day which should certainly help you have some kind of movement and relief. Good luck! ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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