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How to repair ileocecal valve dysfunction?

How to repair ileocecal valve dysfunction?

Abdominal surgeon: An abdominal surgeon is best qualified to answer your question. There may be such surgeons who have more experience in the problem, so you should inquire first before making an appointment. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Valve (Definition)

A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more


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What are ileocecal valve syndrome symptoms?

What are ileocecal valve syndrome symptoms?

Headache & GI: Some symptoms include pain in the back or leg, dull headaches, gas and nonspecific lower G.I. discomfort. The syndrome is assumed to result from malfunction of a valve at the junction of the small intestine and large intestine (colon) with subsequent backflow of colon waste into the small intestine and digestive absorption into your body. Do discuss this with your primary medical provider. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a doctor to you remove a patients ileocecal valve without consent? As well as no warning of what happens after this valve is gone?

Consent for ICV?: you presumably knew you were getting colon surgery, no? if you re-read your consent am pretty sure you'll find 'and related procedures' in there. i have no idea why you needed the surgery but can guarantee you that the surgeons would not have removed it for the fun of it. you may have a little looser BMs in the beginning, but your colon/small bowel will adjust. ...Read more

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Can resection surgery at the junction of the small and large intestine cause chronic sibo? Assume the ileocecal valve was removed.

Can resection surgery at the junction of the small and large intestine cause chronic sibo? Assume the ileocecal valve was removed.

Define: I don't know what sibo is. In general, if the ileocecal valve is removed, some patients can have , at least temporarily, some looser stools or urgency. I usually suggest Imodium (loperamide) as needed, a good general diet, avoidance of large meals, and the inclusion of yogurt in the diet. If i'm missing the boat here, define sibo. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I had my ileocecal valve removed during surgery, will that cause diarrhea?

If I had my ileocecal valve removed during surgery, will that cause diarrhea?

Maybe: Right colon surgery or surgery that removes the ileocecal region can result in diarrhea, but it is usually temporary. There are options to use metamucil fiber supplements or sometimes medication such as immodium, but only if it is alright with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Endoscopy found in ileocecal valve either cancer, precancerous polyp (5mm) or inflammation. Awaiting biopsy. If either of latter two, likely tment?

Endoscopy found in ileocecal valve either cancer, precancerous polyp (5mm) or inflammation.  Awaiting biopsy.  If either of latter two, likely tment?

Need more info.: I'm sure that when the microscopic diagnosis is given to you your physician will give you all the answers. You can't know the outcome of a story in a book until you read the book. ...Read more

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Can a polyp in the ileo cecal valve cause cancer?

Can a polyp in the ileo cecal valve cause cancer?

You can only know: This after an endoscopy, and the polyp may already be cancer...Only a biopsy, and in this case a removal, will reveal the facts. Villous adenomas and carcinoids can live at this address, and they also can bleed. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with impacted bowel at ileocaecal valve, and colonoscopy was not successful, now looking at surgical removal. What can I expect ?

Diagnosed with impacted bowel at ileocaecal valve, and colonoscopy was not successful, now looking at surgical removal. What can I expect ?

Depends on cause: It is nott clear what is causing the blockage at the ileocecal valve - tumor, inflammation with or without scarring, infection, intussusception, twist (volvulus). In any case, the surgical approaches include open surgery or minimally invasive (laparoscopic or robotic). More than likely, part of your ileum (distal small bowel) and part of the right colon, will be removed and the ends reconnected. ...Read more

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Is it common to have a temperature after a right hemicolectomy?

Is it common to have a temperature after a right hemicolectomy?

Depends: What you mean by temperature and how soon after surgery. Temps less than 101f are usually not too concerning in first days after surgery. Speak with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can we diagnose ileocecal tuberculosis by colonoscopy?

Can we diagnose ileocecal tuberculosis by colonoscopy?

Depends: If the scope can be navigated to the cecum and a biopsy taken of the affected tissue and examined by a pathologist, TB can be diagnosed. Not finding TB on the biopsy will not exclude the disease if the affected tissue was not biopsied, e.g., if the lesion is in the ileum and not the cecum. ...Read more

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Could hemicolectomy during appendectomy mean cancer?

Could hemicolectomy during appendectomy mean cancer?

Could be: If a cancer is found and you've consented to let the surgeon do what's needed once inside, a hemicolectomy when the clinical diagnosis suggests a cancer was found in the appendix or nearby, but there are other possibilities. If it is your colon, then your surgeon has a duty to explain. If it is someone else's, i'm not going to second-guess. ...Read more

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What is the causes of ileocecal tuberculosis treatment failure?

Antibiotics : Disseminated or underlying tuberculosis that is non pulmonary is usually treated with the same antibiotics as regular pulmonary tuberculosis but needs to be treated for an extended period of time and repeat labs and imaging has to be performed to ensure that the infection is under control however most cases need an extended course of treatment based on that particular culture sensitivity ...Read more

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How long after right hemicolectomy surgery is it safe for a female to have sex?

How long after right hemicolectomy surgery is it safe for a female to have sex?

Practice "Safe" Sex: There is nothing intrinsically dangerous about having sex after a right-colon resection. However, depending on the surgical technique, we don't want to overly stress the healing abdominal incision(s). Therefore, if you can have sex without any "heavy lifting", any time is fine. ...Read more

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Is there a specific diet to control liquid stools resulting from a hemicolectomy?

BRAT diet: The banana rice apple (sauce) toast (brat) diet may temporarily increase the consistency of your stools as well as the use of some medications to decrease motility. However, I am confident that your surgeon may have these readily available. In many instances the resorption capacity of your remaining colon will compensate over time as well. ...Read more

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After hemicolectomy, I feel a sharp pain from my lower back then travels down to my left leg?

After hemicolectomy, I feel a sharp pain from my lower back then travels down to my left leg?

Pinched nerve: It sounds like you have "sciatica" -- a pinched nerve where it comes out from the spinal cord between the spine bones. Surgery can keep you in an awkward position while you are asleep, and worsen a minor, not noticed problem that existed before surgery. You should see your primary provider for an examination and studies to make sure it is not something more serious, and to get treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Kapur
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Colectomy (Definition)

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