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Will I be able to control bowel movements after colostomy surgery?

Will I be able to control bowel movements after colostomy surgery?

Yes: Majority of the time you will be able to have bowel movements after colostomy. Rarely their might be a surgical issue that may decrease your bowel movements due to nerve impairment. It is also common to have some constipation after surgery due to anesthesia. If you do have constipation for a long time after surgery, consult your physician to get to the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Colostomy (Definition)

A colostomy is a surgically created outlet of your colon to the skin. It is sometimes referred to as a 'bag' since a bag is placed over the colostomy to catch the ...Read more


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What are good exercises to do to flatten stomach with s stoma (colostomy in 2003). Permanent colostomy.

What are good exercises to do to flatten stomach with s stoma (colostomy in 2003). Permanent colostomy.

Isometric exercises: Isometric exercises will be helpful to build abdominal muscle and avoid big pressure changes inside your belly that could lead to hernia. The ostomy is technically a type of hernia. You want to avoid coughing, straining and lifting to decrease risk for parastomal hernia. Also using an abdominal binder can help with getting your muscle in space, while protecting your stoma. ...Read more

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How soon after lar surgery will it be safe to perform anorectal manometry for diagnosis of functional constipation, and to start bio-feedback training?

How soon after lar surgery will it be safe to perform anorectal  manometry for diagnosis of functional constipation, and to start bio-feedback training?

Safe at one month: While it is probably safe to do anorectal manometry and start biofeedback at a month, there is still a lot of swelling and stiffness around the rectum so the results will likely not be accurate and the biofeedback probably not be effective. Three months would be a more appropriate interval. ...Read more

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How soon after robotic assisted hystorectomy can you return back to work?

How soon after robotic assisted hystorectomy can you return back to work?

Varies: The return can be a soon as a few days or as long a s a few weeks. The mount of straining you should do is limited for a couple weeks after a hysterectomy. The recovery is quicker with the robotic assisted surgeries. ...Read more

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94 years old, infirmed patient not able to lift or place foot properly and unable to walk without help. What to do to arrange pt?

94 years old, infirmed patient not able to lift or place foot properly and unable to walk without help. What to do to arrange pt?

Home PT: A home bound elder can get home pt via the local visting nurse organization. A doctors order needs to be obtained so the agency gets paid. ...Read more

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After brain aneurysm surgery by coiling, will I be able to go back to normal life?

After brain aneurysm surgery by coiling,  will I be able to go back to normal life?

Yes: After the coiling the aneurysm is sealed off and will no longer be a threat to you. Your neurosurgeon and the radiologists will then release you to go back to a normal life. ...Read more

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How long until able to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

How long until able to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

7-10 days: In my experience most people will return to work in 7-10 days, however I have seen people return as soon as 3-4 days or as long as 2-3 weeks, especially if the work requires strenuous activity. ...Read more

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How long does it take to regenerate abdominal muscles following a radical hysterectomy and what exercises can be done at 6 weeks post op?

How long does it take to regenerate abdominal muscles following a radical hysterectomy and what exercises can be done at 6 weeks post op?

You don't regnerate : You do not regenerate muscles = but you can do exercises 6 weeks such as walking, other aerobic exercises. You can slowly start to do abdominal crunches too. ...Read more

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How long will i need to be out of work following umbilical hernia surgery and lyposuction?

How long will i need to be out of work following umbilical hernia surgery and lyposuction?

Depends on work: It depends on the nature of your work, but if it involves any strenuous activity, i would plan on two weeks with limited activity for six weeks post-operatively. If more administrative in nature, could probably go back after one week, again with limited activity. ...Read more

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How long will I experience pain after a total abdominal hysterectomy done through the belly?

How long will I experience pain after a total abdominal hysterectomy done through the belly?

Usally about 6 weeks: Most of us do not do very many total abdominal hysterectomies anymore, since I do most of mine either laparoscopically, with the robot or vaginally which cause the patient much less pain. And I do a lot of endometrial ablations in my office which can stop heavy or prolonged bleeding so my patients do not even need to do a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Can I go to physical therapy to strengthen my groin after a hernia?

Can I go to physical therapy to strengthen my groin after a hernia?

Yes, but...: As long as there is no discomfort, you can attend physical therapy. This however will not fix the hernia. The only way to accomplish that is with an operation. ...Read more

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Can you stretch your iliopsoas tendon through stretching exercises alone without the need for surgery ?

Can you stretch your iliopsoas tendon through stretching exercises alone without the need for surgery ?

Yes: Surgery is rarely needed. Physical therapist can assist in the instruction and performance of iliopsoas tendon/muscle. Look at how to on own on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0j9khfuzyq. ...Read more

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After ACL surgery will I have to go to a physical therapy place?

After ACL surgery will I have to go to a physical therapy place?

Absolutely: Maintaining range of motion, increasing strength, re-learning complex knee movements are all part of a graduated physical therapy program following acl reconstruction. Therapists are an integral part of the treatment team. ...Read more

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Osteomyelitis diagnosis confirmed. Will remove 5th met head. How will this impact my ability to walk/hike long distances? Rehab needed?

Osteomyelitis diagnosis confirmed. Will remove 5th met head. How will this impact my ability to walk/hike long distances? Rehab needed?

Only time will tell: It depends on how much bone is removed, recurrence, healing. Ur surgeon will B able 2 address these questions as time passes. Just the surgery alone does not mean clear painless sailing. The answer will B revealed as time passes. ...Read more

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Will a person be able to walk normally after knee replacement surgery?

Will a person be able to walk normally after knee replacement surgery?

Yes much better: Total knee replacement is made to reduce pain and improve function. Patients walk much better after recovering from a total knee than they did before total knee surgery. Most walk close to normal or normal once they have fully recovered. ...Read more

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

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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. More on healthy living? To www.Formefirst.Com to explore how to live a long happy life. Best wish ... Always. ...Read more

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How long will I need to recover from a diagnostic laparoscopy? And return to nursing assistant job?

How long will I need to recover from a diagnostic laparoscopy? And return to nursing assistant job?

It depends on: what they do. A diagnostic lap in itself just means putting a camera to look inside the abdominal cavity. If that is all they do, then you should have a very short recovery time. Usually no heavy lifting is recommend for 2 weeks (nothing > 15-20lbs). Often more is done than just looking, and the length of recovery depends on what else is done (bowel resection, lysis of adhesions, etc). Good luck! ...Read more

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How soon after shoulder stabilization surgery will i be able to return to active lifestyle (yoga)? Probability of dislocation post surgery?

How soon after shoulder stabilization surgery will i be able to return to active lifestyle (yoga)?  Probability of dislocation post surgery?

3 months.: You should be able to participate in full yoga activities by 3 months following surgery. Re-dislocation rates after surgery are generally less than 10%. ...Read more

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