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I just had surgery for abdomenal GSW I also have a colostomy bag temporary. My ankle and foot are swollen however no blod vlot found what do i do?
Leg swelling: Hi, sorry to hear about your leg swelling. It is good that you were checked for a blood caught, having a blood clot also known as a deep vein thrombosis or DVT can be severe. Swelling of the lower extremity can because by many reasons, including being stationary and not ambulating enough. Other problems can be due to injury of your lymphatics from the gunshot wound. You circulation can be damaged. ...Read more
ABDOMINAL OPENING: The second part of the colon, which runs from the right upper quadrant to the left upper quadrant is appropriately named the transverse colon. If this part of the colon is brought up to the surface of the abdominal wall, as a stoma, it is a transverse colostomy. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery: A colostomy is a surgical procedure where the colon is divided after which the upstream part is sewn to the abdominal wall so that the bowel contents can be collected in a bag worn on the abdominal wall, thereby bypassing the anus. This may be permanent (for low rectal cancer) or temporary (after emergency colon surgery). This may be done via laparoscopic or open surgery, depending on the reason. ...Read more
A form of diversion: A loop colostomy isusually used to protect an anastomosis used in the distal bowel. This prevents fecal contents from reaching the suture line and is constructed temporarily. An end colostomy is usually permanent and diverts bowel content from reaching the anal region following a cancer procedure. ...Read more