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Doctor insights on: Segmental Resection Of The Colon

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How many people with colon resection live a normal life?

How many people with colon resection live a normal life?

Colon Resection: Many people can lead a normal life after a colon resection. Of course, this will depend on the part of the colon and length of the colon that was removed, and the disease process which led to the colon resection. ...Read more

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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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What problems can my sister expect after her colon resection?

What problems can my sister expect after her colon resection?

Hopefully, none. : The colon's primary function is to absorb water. Therefore, depending on what part of the colon is removed (and how much), one typically moves their bowels more frequently than before surgery; this often improves w/in 6 months. Early on, the main issues will be pain management & getting her diet back to normal. Thankfully, there are very few, if any, long-term consequences. ...Read more

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What to do if I have colon resection surgery?

What to do if I have colon resection surgery?

Question not clear: I am not sure what you're asking. Please clarify your question we ask. ...Read more

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What is distal colon resection and suture line?

Maybe: a normal finding on an x-ray, such as barium enema or CT scan, or a normal finding on a colonoscooy. It shows evidence of healed prior colon resection surgery of the lower colon. ...Read more

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Is a colon resection always necessary following an acute diverticular abscess?

Is a colon resection always necessary following an acute diverticular abscess?

No, but...: ...Each case is unique, and depends on your history of prior diverticulitis, risks of recurrence, underlying complications, response of abscess to conservative management, co-morbidities, etc. ...Read more

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Colon resection of descending colon. How much can be removed and still be reversed ?

Colon resection of descending colon.  How much can be removed and still be reversed ?

What's gone is...: Gone, but can function quite well with what's left. Colon is about 5-6 feet long. Can do well with the remaining amount. Any surgery can cause internal scars (adhesions), which could cause obstructive issues in the future (or not). ...Read more

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I had a colon resection and 1 day home went back to e.R with bad pain resection had come apart. Why?

I had a colon resection and 1 day home went back to e.R with bad pain  resection had come apart. Why?

Many possibilities: It's unfortunate to hear that you have had some complications as a result of your recent surgeries. It is, however, difficult to ascertain why you had such complications. There are many reasons for complications, they can range from the complexity of the case, the skill level of the surgeon, or malfunctions of the tools/hardware used just to name a few. There is also just pure bad luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: laparoscopic colon resection?

What is the definition or description of: laparoscopic colon resection?

Minimally invasive: Laparscopic resection involves removing the colon using small incisions with long instruments to remove a portion of the colon without a large incision. Minimally invasive is a misnomer in my opiniion because we still perform the same operation on the inside but try to keep the skin incision small. Data shows it is an equivocal approach with faster recovery compared to the open technique. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had a colon resection. about 6 months out. diarrhea :( help?

What do you recommend if I had a colon resection. about 6 months out. diarrhea :( help?

More info needed: Sometimes, diarrhea can be due to bile salts not being absorbed if the beginning part of the colon is resected. It is not clear what was resected and why. ...Read more

Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more