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If I have radiation therapy to my abdomen, will I still be able to have my colostomy reversed?

If I have radiation therapy to my abdomen, will I still be able to have my colostomy reversed?

Yes: Radiation can cause some scarring that can make surgery or reversal of colostomy more difficult. But usually the radiation to abdomen is in moderate doses and should not interfere. ...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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Colorectal cancer surgery and colostomy? Why does the doctor have to do a colostomy as part of colorectal cancer surgery? What is it exactly (a hole in my abdomen?) and how long will I have it?

Colorectal cancer surgery and colostomy? Why does the doctor have to do a colostomy as part of colorectal cancer surgery? What is it exactly (a hole in my abdomen?) and how long will I have it?

Some : Some ostomies are for ever and other temporary. For low rectal cancer a temporary may be use to proted the new conection alowed to be healthy.If the cancer is to low involving the muscle to control the stool a penmanented ostomy is need. Yes a stoma is a open in you abdomen that alowwed a small portion of teh bowel to come out and it is cover by a ostomy bag. ...Read more

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Opening on abdominal wall for colostomy, what happens?

Opening on abdominal wall for colostomy, what happens?

Usually nothing: The opening on the abdominal wall is small and just large enough for the colostomy to fit. The edges of the colostomy are then tacked down to the surrounding skin to seal the area. Rarely does anything go wrong. Occassionally there might be a paracolostomy hernia that then needs repair or a prolapse or dropping out of the colostomy itself that needs to be fixed. ...Read more

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I had a reversal colostomy in june 2013. My incision opened and has not closed and still draining. Belly large & have hernia. Md not concerned.

I had a reversal colostomy in june 2013.  My incision opened and has not closed and still draining. Belly large & have hernia. Md not concerned.

Second opinion: Sounds like you should have a consultation with a general or plastic surgeon with experience in abdominal wall reconstruction for complex incisional hernias. You can check the americas hernia society website to find surgeons interested in hernia repair. ...Read more

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I have belly pain to the right of myh belly button since I had my colostomy takedown CT scan showed some abcess or micro leak in the colon repair. Colon has been repaired since 7/11 and about every two months I get extreme pain low fever in that area. I

I have belly pain to the right of myh belly button since I had my colostomy takedown CT scan showed some abcess or micro leak in the colon repair.  Colon has been repaired since 7/11 and about every two months I get extreme pain low fever in that area.  I

Uncertain: If your ct scan showed a colon leak after the colostomy take down surgery, you would need to see your surgeon to determine the clinical significance of the x-ray findings. Some degree of pain can be post-operative healing, but a chronic low low grade infection could cause pain too. Not all radiology findings are always meaningful, but also should not ignore until you are seen by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi can triple therapy for my ulcer be causing the pain in my upper abdomen after eating and into my back, right side high up?

Hi can triple therapy for my ulcer be causing the pain in my upper abdomen after eating and into my  back, right side high up?

Unlikely: Triple therapy is used to eradicate helicobacter pylori, a bacteria which can cause ulcers and even cancers. The pain you have may be due to progression or worsening of your ulcer. You should tell your health provider promptly about this symptom. Worsening pain or other symptoms may be a reason to perform an upper endoscopy to visualize the stomach and esophagus. ...Read more

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What are some physical therapy exercises for back and abdominal strength?

What are some physical therapy exercises for back and abdominal strength?

See below: Check out spine health you can google this there's an article about abdominal and back strengthening exercises. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Does manual therapy really work for abdominal adhesions?

Does manual therapy really work for abdominal adhesions?

No: Abdominal massage and the like is helpful for some patients with irritable bowel syndrome. This may provide temporary symptomatic relief for adhesions, but surgery remains the mainstay of treatment. ...Read more

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