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If a colon needs to be removed because of colon cancer are their alternatives to a external bag?

If a colon needs to be removed because of colon cancer are their alternatives to a external bag?

Bag is rarely needed: Colostomy (external bag) is rarely needed for elective cancer surgery. It is more frequently used if the cancer is located very close to the anus, Also, a temporary colostomy may be used for emergency surgery when cancer is obstructing colon completely and the bowel cannot be cleaned prior to the surgery.

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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).

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What is the definition or description of: ascending colon?

What is the definition or description of: ascending colon?

Right colon: The ascending colon is the portion of the large intestine "ascending" or going up the right side of the abdomen.

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Can scope or stents be used on obstructions in the ascending colon?

Can scope or stents be used on obstructions in the ascending colon?

Yes: But more difficult to place then descending, sigmoid, or rectum.

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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!

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In my colon what is lipoma in the distal ascending colon

In my colon what is lipoma in the distal ascending colon

Hello.: Hello. It is a fatty tumor in the large intestine. The location is on the right side of your abdomen.

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Can colitis or any other colon disease present with an inflamed mass outside of ascending colon?

Can colitis or any other colon disease present with an inflamed mass outside of ascending colon?

Could represent: A bowel perforation and pericolononic abscess or a muscle tumor. I would need more information from the test that demonstrated this mass to be of any help. Need more details.

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What to expect for surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

What to expect for surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Are you sure?: Partial resection of the colon on Crohn's disease can be tricky and also can lead to complications such as obstruction of the colon that is left over. Many are left with permanent ostomy bags. I wouldnmake absolutely certain that you have maxed out medical therapy and would even get a second opinion before embarking on this surgery

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What would be an early sign of cancer in the ascending colon?

Early colon cancer: Early colon cancer typically doesn't have any symptoms- that's why screening colonoscopy is important. If there were symptoms, blood in the stool would be #1. Other things could include pencil-thin stools, pain, cramping, or diarrhea. Most of these would not likely be present in early colon cancer, though, but increasingly likely with an increasing disease burden.

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A ascending colon polyp worse then anywhere else in the colon. How can I prevent more. High grade removed in may, surgically. When do I need next scope?

Not sure of your: Question but a precancerous polyp regardless of the location in the colon is concern for futue polyp/cancer development especially if high grade dysplasia was present. Follow your surgeon's or GI doctors advice on follow up colonoscopy, but I usually recommend a colonoscopy 1 year after surgery.

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Have you done surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Have you done surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Not recommended: Whenever there is evidence of dysplasia or cancer in the setting of crohn's colitis, it is probably better to consider a total proctocolectomy as there is high risk of synchronous cancer or recurrence elsewhere in the colon.

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How fast can ascending colon cancer (stage 1) spread? To where?

How fast can ascending colon cancer (stage 1) spread? To where?

Usually contained: Stage I ascending colon cancer is usually very easily treatable. Stage I means that it has not spread beyond the colon which is great news. If it ever does move, it usually moves to the lymph nodes, liver and lung. This would be detectable by regular scans after the colon tumor has been surgically removed.

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Can you feel your ascending colon? I feel a round like tube starting in my pelvic region and extending up. Am I feeling my colon?

Can you feel your ascending colon? I feel a round like tube starting in my pelvic region and extending up. Am I feeling my colon?

Colon: Depends on how much abdominal fat is there and how much faecal material is there in the colon. If the colon is full and you are a thin person, you can feel the colon. If in doubt get it examined by a doctor. You don't want to sit on some thing else, thinking that it is a colon. I can't comment about this more as I have not examined you!!

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Having laparoscopic surgery to remove ascending colon due to 6cm mass that thankfully has not spread. How long does the procedure usually take?

Having laparoscopic surgery to remove ascending colon due to 6cm mass that thankfully has not spread. How long does the procedure usually take?

Depends: I always tell patients that procedure length can really vary from operation to operation. I would guess 2-3 hours. That time will matter more to your family, though. If the operation is being done carefully with minimal trauma to tissues, time matters less.

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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!

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Is 2 yr f/u after 1.5cm peicemeal removal of SA in ascending colon on target? &2 tubular adenomas from sigmoid removed, all 3 LGD. Precancer or benign?

Is 2 yr f/u after 1.5cm peicemeal removal of SA in ascending colon on target? &2 tubular adenomas from sigmoid removed, all 3 LGD. Precancer or benign?

Sounds right.: Tubular adenomas do occasionally progress to become cancers. Depends upon size and appearance under the microscope. If there is low grade dysplasia then there is no rush to re-scope. However they do need to be watched (just like you would watch a funny mole on your skin.) Listen to your doc about the appropriate interval for repeating the colonoscope.

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Can you tell me about surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Major surgery: Partial resection of the colon is a major operation that can be done open or laparoscopically. Usually it is a 2-4 hour operation associated with a 2-5 day stay in the hospital. Disorganized vowel function could keep you in longer. These major resection related risk is that the connection leaks, which happens infrequently, but can be a life threatening situation. Hope this helps!

Dr. John Landi
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