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While recovering after a knee surgery, sleeping off anesthesia, I woke up to a nurse helping me dress, I realized that I had made a bowel movement! Help!

While recovering after a knee surgery, sleeping off anesthesia, I woke up to a nurse helping me dress, I realized that I had made a bowel movement! Help!

Sh_t happens: While anesthetized, we are not responsible for what we say or what we do. While it is not common to have a bowel movement during anesthesia, it sometimes happens and it is not your fault. It was not pleasant for you, but the nurse considered it nothing unusual. Sometime these things happen. ...Read more

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How can I get my bowels to start working after spinal surgery?

How can I get my bowels to start working after spinal surgery?

Move: Patients can definitely have trouble with their usual bowel regimen after spine surgery for many reasons. Early mobilization and limiting the amount of narcotic medications and getting back to your usual diet as soon as possible are the most common interventions used. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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I'm on 45mg of methadone a day. I suffer from Chron's disease had surgery 20 years ago. The methadone work wonders for my loose bowels and pain. Dose anything enhance the length or strength of methadone like grapefruit.

I'm on 45mg of methadone a day. I suffer from Chron's disease had surgery 20 years ago. The methadone work wonders for my loose bowels and pain. Dose anything enhance the length or strength of methadone like grapefruit.

Methadone: Methadone has one of the longest half lives of any anesthetic drug. .. But if you're not seeing an adequate effect any longer, talk to your doctor about adjusting the dose. Things like grapefruit juice can wreak havoc and be incredibly dangerous in this context (not to mention cause a lot of unwanted side effects). Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Following hernis surgery bowels stoped working, how long before they will work again, what to do?

Following hernis surgery bowels stoped working, how long before they will work again, what to do?

At most, 3-5 days...: For elective hernia repair in an assumed healthy man of 49, the potential undesirable effects from anesthesia and surgery should fade and disappear in 3-5 days. If persisting, check with surgeon for a clinical assessment for unusual event although it's rare. That is reasonable.

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Best wish. .. Always. ...Read more

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I had my appendix removed (keyhole surgery) last Friday, and my bowels haven't moved since Wednesday. How can I get them to move? It's now Monday.

I had my appendix removed (keyhole surgery) last Friday, and my bowels haven't moved since Wednesday. How can I get them to move? It's now Monday.

Post OP problem: It is not unusual to get constipated after surgical surgical procedure, in uncomplicated situations simple laxative is enough but have to call your surgeon or go for post OP follow up visit to make sure not a procedure related. . ...Read more

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After hernia surgery, how long will my bowels not work?

After hernia surgery, how long will my bowels not work?

Post-op Constipation: It is very common for someone after hernia surgery to be rather constipated. This is usually due to post-operative incisional pain, relative early inactivity as well as the use of opioid pain medications. If possible, wean off the opioids, get up and walk, drink plenty of fluids, and take a mild laxative as needed. ...Read more

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What are the risks of loosing control of bowels/bladder after kyphollazty (t6) surgery?

What are the risks of loosing control of bowels/bladder after kyphollazty (t6) surgery?

Low: Cement leak into spinal canal happens very rarely. Only massive leak will result in the spinal cord compression and loosing control of bladder/bowel. ...Read more

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Had appendectomy 2 1/2 weeks ago. Bowels slowly going back to normal. Now have a fever. Is it related to the surgery or something else?

Had appendectomy 2 1/2 weeks ago. Bowels slowly going back to normal. Now have a fever. Is it related to the surgery or something else?

Impossible: To tell without physical exam and tests. It is a little late for post operative infection, but not entirely. Notify your surgeon, especially if fever is high or associated with any gi symptom. ...Read more

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Hernia surgery with damage to the bowels now everything I eat comes out my navel and am concerned?

Hernia surgery with damage to the bowels now everything I eat comes out my navel and am concerned?

Fistula: Sounds like you may still have a hole in the intestine that is connected to the skin, also called an enterocutaneous fistula. They usually heal on their own, but sometimes require operation. See your surgeon for a follow up to find out. ...Read more

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Mom is having colon cancer surgery at age 63. How long before bowels move and she can eat?

Mom is having colon cancer surgery at age 63. How long before bowels move and she can eat?

Depends on recovery: After colon cancer surgery, most people are able to start an oral diet in 24-36 hours, are on a regular diet by postop day 4 or 5, and have a bowel movement by day 4 or 5 as well. Of course, there is a range of acceptable. Also, these approximate ranges can vary significantly in complicated situations. Best of luck to your mother; she has a good advocate in you. ...Read more

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My 6 year old has consistent rank gas. He eats healthy foods and moves bowels daily. The gas has gotten worse since a dental surgery last Tuesday.?

My 6 year old has consistent rank gas. He eats healthy foods and moves bowels daily. The gas has gotten worse since a dental surgery last Tuesday.?

Coincidental: Flatulence may be due to diet (consuming gaseous foods), sore teeth preventing proper chewing, food allergy or intolerance, malfunctioning GI tract, etc. Not caused by dental treatment. Please see Pediatrician or Pediatric Gastroenterologist re: Gas. Please see Dentist or Pedodontist to see if your child needs space maintainer after dental surgery. ...Read more

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Had surgery for hernia doctor rupture my bowels now when I eat or drink it comes through my navel and my bowels also come through my navel is this nor?

Had surgery for hernia doctor rupture my bowels now when I eat or drink it comes through my navel and my bowels also come through my navel is this nor?

NO: If you have bowel contents coming out of your abdominal wall, you have developed a fistula. This needs immediate attention. You should contact your surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How should I sleep after back surgery?

How should I sleep after back surgery?

However is: Comfortable generally avoiding sleeping on your stomach for neck or back surgery. Some prefer having a pillow under their knees or a large pillow to use and hold if lying on either side with a relatively flat pillow to support the head keeping it in line with the shoulders. ...Read more

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Can I treat lazy bowel after surgery from home?

Can I treat lazy bowel after surgery from home?

Move it: Best way to help the bowels wake up is to walk as much as you tolerate and to limit the intake of narcotic pain meds. Keep moving, if your doctor didn't tell you to not stand on your feet or walk. ...Read more

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How long is recovery after impacted bowel surgery?

How long is recovery after impacted bowel surgery?

Depends..: Recovery from surgery depends on many different factors. Was your surgery minimally invasive? Open with a large cut? Did they remove any bowel? Depending on these answers recovery could be from 1-6 weeks or more.. ...Read more

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Can electronarcosis induce deep enough sleep for surgery?

Can electronarcosis induce deep enough sleep for surgery?

Electronarcosis: This is what russian scientists were apparently searching for. The issue is that the patient may be immobilized, but still feel pain. Not a good plan for surgery. One study compared electronarcosis to block anesthesia in removing antlers from wapiti (elk). The elk showed more reaction to the procedure with electronarcosis. Http://tinyurl. Com/mfpa97w I won't be volunteering for this. ...Read more

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Is it it necessary to have surgery for bowel prola pop se?

Is it it necessary to have surgery for bowel prola pop se?

Depends: This depends on how badly the problem is, and what the cause is. If you are considering this, get an opinion from a colorectal and/ or GYN surgeon with experience and training in pelvic floor disease. Ask about the risks and benefits, and keep in mind that those statistics will not predict the you're for you as an individual. They can help you make an informed decision though. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Do you think I should choose to be put to sleep for oral surgery?

Do you think I should choose to be put to sleep for oral surgery?

Safe Sedation: For your comfort and so your procedure runs more smoothly, eliminating any possible negative experience for you, I would recommend it. A good video to watch produced by the aaoms on safe anesthesia can be found here: http://youtu. Be/8tg040oyxpq. ...Read more

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I can't sleep for 2 months after goiter surgery. What should I do to have normal sleep?

I can't sleep for 2 months after goiter surgery. What should I do to have normal sleep?

Check out your level: Please be sure to have your thyroid hormone levels checked again. Maybe they are off and affecting your sleep. Otherwise, I can't explain any other reason for the surgery to affect your sleep this far out afterwards.

Even when your levels are "normal", if you continue to not feel right, find an endocrinologist who will work with you until you feel right. Sometimes a medication switch is needed. ...Read more

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I have fluid still on surgery site for a perverted bowel op was in June still painful when will it clear?

I have fluid still on surgery site for a perverted bowel op was in June still painful when will it clear?

Follow up surgeon: It sounds like you need to follow up with your surgeon and ask. 2 months should be adequate for most pain to resolve and healing, depending on the surgery. Please see your surgeon to rule out any complications like infection. ...Read more

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How long do surgery last for a IUD to be taken out & how long to hea from it & what to experince during surgery while sleep?

How long do surgery last for a IUD to be taken out & how long to hea from it & what to experince during surgery while sleep?

IUD removal: If the iud is in the uterus and the strings visible on vaginal exam, it is removed in a few seconds in office. If it is in the uterus but strings not visible, surgery is vaginal and only asleep for 15-30 minutes. You'd have mild cramping after. If it is outside the uterus (in the pelvis), surgery is a laparoscopy. You'd be asleep for 30 min to an hour and sore for a few days. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my girlfriend has been told that her bowel may be "deterorating", what type of surgery would be used to heal this?

What do you suggest if my girlfriend has been told that her bowel may be "deterorating", what type of surgery would be used to heal this?

Nonspecific: In order to help you, we need more specific information other than that the colon is just deteriorating. What is her diagnosis? ...Read more

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Nurse told me they had to give me medicine for tremors when they put me to sleep for surgery. What could have caused the tremors? Is this a concern?

Nurse told me they had to give me medicine for tremors when they put me to sleep for surgery. What could have caused the tremors? Is this a concern?

Ask many questions: I would ask many questions, especially insisting on talking to the dr. Possibly see if you can talk to a nurse supervisor too. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to have surgery for a prolapse bowel?

Is it necessary to have surgery for a prolapse bowel?

Yes: Usually surgery is necessary for prolapse bowel some can be ignored for years you need to check with your surgeon ...Read more

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What to expect from malrotation bowel surgery?

What to expect from malrotation bowel surgery?

Think garden hose: Your intestines are a complex hose like structure that forms outside of the body during fetal life & drops back in, settling in place. For some, odd placing& increased mobility allow it to twist on itself like a garden hose at some point. Repair requires surgeon untwist the bowel & examine it. Sometimes the twist cuts off the blood & a segment dies, requiring removal. The bowel is then secured. ...Read more

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How do I get put to sleep for surgery?

How do I get put to sleep for surgery?

See below: Http://www. Webmd. Com/pain-management/tc/anesthesia-topic-overview#1
You may consult the site given above for general information on anesthesia. The medications may be given by vein or it can be gases that are inhaled.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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