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Intestine (Definition)

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

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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?

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 more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Increase dietary fiber
Once
Do kegel exercises
Daily
Follow up with a gastroenterologist
Yearly
See a pelvic floor specialist such as a urogynecologist
Yearly
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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 more

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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?

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 more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Lifestyle and dietary changes
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Exercise programs
daily
Medications to control constipation & diarrhea.
daily
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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?

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?

Surgeon and GI Dr: Presumably, your surgeon and your GI doctor know you the best. They should be interested in your progress, especially during your recovery. ...Read more

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I am 6 days post op total hip replacement. Can I take miralax twice daily until bowel movement?

I am  6 days post op total hip replacement. Can I take miralax twice daily until bowel movement?

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 more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Avoid trigger foods and increase fiber in your diet
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Stress less, and enjoy life, as anxiety will worsen symptoms
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Take medications as prescribed and as needed
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I had celiac artery comp. Surgery in sept. Postpradial pain has returned. Vas doc said based on post op CT ultrasound would be a waste of time. True?

I had celiac artery comp. Surgery in sept. Postpradial pain has returned. Vas doc said based on post op CT ultrasound would be a waste of time.  True?

Most likely.: If you had a ct ateriogram then that is certainly diagnostic. Ultrasound of the blood supply to the gut is sometimes very difficult since bowel gas can "block" the sound waves. There are many factors that make ultrasound difficult and ct, particularly ct angiography in your case would be the "gold standard". ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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