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Doctor insights on: Reverse Colostomy Surgery

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Should I follow a special diet after colostomy surgery?

Should I follow a special diet after colostomy surgery?

No special diet requ: After a colostomy you can eat anything you want but i would emphasize a high fiber diet because it makes the output more manageable. ...Read more

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Colostomy (Definition)

A colostomy is a surgically created outlet of your colon to the skin. It is sometimes referred to as a 'bag' since a bag is placed over the colostomy to catch the ...Read more


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I have to go to surgery colostomy closure.What to expect after surgery?What should be my diet after surgery?Thank you

I have to go to surgery colostomy closure.What to expect after surgery?What should be my diet after surgery?Thank you

Follow advice: Following colostomy closure, i think it's a good practice to avoid very harsh roughage(nuts, popcorn, etc) until your bowel movements return to normal. Otherwise you should expect things to return to normal but it may take a week or two. It's best to follow your surgeon's advice, however. ...Read more

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What is it like to have bowel surgery/biopsy and colostomy?

What is it like to have bowel surgery/biopsy and colostomy?

Vague question: Your question is very vague. Hard to answer without specific information. ...Read more

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If I have a surgery for my colon, will I end up with a colostomy?

If I have a surgery for my colon, will I end up with a colostomy?

Not necessarily: It depends on where in the colon your surgery is and for what indication ie cancer or benign disease. Sometimes the colostomy is temporary as the surgery may be 'staged' into two or more operations. You should consult your surgeon regarding the specific indications for the surgery and alternative options. The majority of colon operations are completed without a colostomy. ...Read more

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My dad just had a colostomy surgery and doctosr pu a bag for all the waste, is it permanent, kidney is removed?

My dad just had a colostomy surgery and doctosr pu a bag for all the waste, is it permanent, kidney is removed?

Ask the surgeon: I do not have enough information to guess what surgery was done and for what condition. Some colostomies can be reversed. Only his surgeon would know what is possible regarding his future care or surgical options. ...Read more

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Ive had about 5 episodes of diverticulitis since May....keeps returning monthly. Does surgery mean a colostomy bag is necessary?

Probably not : It's likely that you won't need a colostomy. It depends, however, on which parts of your colon are involved. Usually the disease is most significant in the sigmoid colon. It can usually be removed and a new connection (primary anastomosis) created without the need for a colostomy. I'd suggest you see a surgeon, go over your imaging, and discuss the options. ...Read more

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Feeling lots of pain in lower left side of stomach months after colostomy pull-through surgery?

Feeling lots of pain in lower left side of stomach months after colostomy pull-through surgery?

Depends : On quality and character of pain. I suspect this was for diverticulitis perforation with colostomy and then takedown? You could have same thing happen again if the pain is constant, sharp and steady esp with fever or chills. Other possibility would be constipation or adhesion. Need to call ur medical doctor. ...Read more