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Why would they do removal of stomach?

Why would they do removal of stomach?

Gastrectomy: The most common reasons to remove all or some of the stomach include cancer and bleeding or perforated ulcers. Thankfully, this operation is quite rare in the us due to the declining incidence of both of these diseases over the past 40 years. ...Read more

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How can someone continue to eat and digest after removal of stomach?

How can someone continue to eat and digest after removal of stomach?

Many small meals: The stomach functions like a washing machine, mixing the food with acid and digestive enzymes to prepare the food for further digestion and absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. A person who has required stomach removal can compensate for this loss by eating 6 small meals a day, taking vitamin supplements, and eating foods that are easier to digest. ...Read more

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Six months after gallbladder removal, my stomach is extremely swollen as if I am 7 months pregnant even though i've lost weight.

Six months after gallbladder removal, my stomach is extremely swollen as if I am 7 months pregnant even though i've lost weight.

Doubt connection: There are a number of things that could be going on. You should start with your surgeon to make sure there is no connection with your gb surgery. Then probably a ct scan. If no answer there then upper and lower endoscopies. Bloating is a common problem with gb disease but can come from a number of other issues as well. ...Read more

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How does a g tube site close after removal, particularly the stomach . What complications could occur? It has some epitheliazed tissue on outside.

How does a g tube site close after removal, particularly the stomach . What complications could occur? It has some epitheliazed tissue on outside.

Natural healing : It closes by the body for in scar tissue, a natural healing process. On occasion, it does not close, and may need a surgical procedure to accomplish this. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can gall bladder removal still affect stomach after 2 years?

Can gall bladder removal still affect stomach after 2 years?

Not really: If you continue to have a stomach problems two years after your surgery that mean you have a completely different problem people could have a stomach ulcer or hiatal hernia with the gallbladder disease removal of the gallbladder does not cure ulcer or treat reflux see your physician to determined what is causing your problem. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have laser hair removal on your stomach?

Is it safe to have laser hair removal on your stomach?

Yes: Provided you are a good candidate with the right skin and hair coloring and you avoid sun exposure. Abdominal hair is an area frequently treated in women and men. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a hair removal cream on my stomach due to black hairs after getting a navel piercing ?

Is it safe to use a hair removal cream on my stomach due to black hairs after getting a navel piercing ?

Use caution: Protect piercing area with petroleum jelly or similar substance that depilatory can't penetrate. Use caution when applying depilatory around this area. If piercing does get depilatory in it, flush with plenty of water & watch for signs of inflammation/infxn: redness, swelling, heat, pus. Can use aloe vera gel &/or antibiotic ointment. See doc if infxn occurs. ...Read more