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Doctor insights on: Swollen Stomach After Bowel Resection

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Bowel Resection (Definition)

Bowel resection is the surgical removal of a portion of the small or large intestines due to an advancing disease. This procedure is performed if a portion of the bowel has been without oxygen for a long period and there is tissue death (necrosis), following discovery of some types of cancer, advanced infection of the bowel, or if the patient has repeated or persistent bowel obstruction (blockage). Some patients with diseases like ulcerative colitis or familial colon cancer may elect to have the procedure done to prevent ...Read more


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Above my left hip I have a sharp shooting pain that worsens when I move. My left abdomen is swollen too. I am having regular bowel movements.

Above my left hip I have a sharp shooting pain that worsens when I move. My left abdomen is swollen too. I am having regular bowel movements.

CT of Abdomen: Pain when you move indicates muscle irritation. There are some abdominal muscle attach to hip. Psoas muscle is one. With abdominal swelling you need to be sure if there is no inflammation on the muscle. ...Read more

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What is the risk of a colostomy from a bowel resection for endometriosis?

What is the risk of a colostomy from a bowel resection for endometriosis?

Minimal...: An elective bowel resection, as long as the distal rectum and anus are preserved, should avoid a colostomy. Other factors may come into play, i.E obstruction, technical issues with anastomosis, active infection, etc. Might increase your risk. ...Read more

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Is colonic irrigation following bowel resection normal?

Is colonic irrigation following bowel resection normal?

Not sure: Not sure what kind of surgery you had, but colonic irrigation is not usually done after bowel surgery. You should ask your surgeon specifically what type of surgery you had and why. ...Read more

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After a small bowel resection for Crohn's & now over 25 hospitalized bowel obstructions later, will HGH strengthen intestines, if not what should I do?

After a small bowel resection for Crohn's & now over 25 hospitalized bowel obstructions later, will HGH strengthen intestines, if not what should I do?

Not likely: Focus on making sure your inflammatory bowel disease is well controlled and overall good health. That means making sure you have good nutrition, are physically active, sleeping well and have good social support. Try to avoid for looking for too much pharmacotherapy for good health. Some is necessary but remember, particularly with hormones, it's easy create problems. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a Partial Colectomy and a Bowel Resection?

What are the differences between a Partial Colectomy and a Bowel Resection?

Nothing: synonyms. Partial colectomy means as bowel resection of the colon and bowel rection can mean a partial resection of either the large or small bowel ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more