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Total Colectomy Complications
Can colon resection(~25cm)lead after few days to complications(e.G.Arteriosclerosis) and eventually to total colectomy within 10days?Is that frequent?
Deoends: I do not have enough information. Why was the first colon surgery - cancer? Colon surgery does not cause arteriosclerosis but diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity ; elevated cholesterol can. Surgery risks are increased with increased age, diabetes, high bp... If there was already vascular disease before the first surgery, bleeding, anemia, bowel obstruction, emergency surgery...= increased risks. ...Read more
Are mesenteric varices a potential complication of abdominal adhesions after colectomy be of colon cancer? (in the setting of none to mild cirrhosis)
I had a total colectomy over 20 years ago, any special diet that i need to follow now that I am on my fortys?
Colectomy and diet.: What is your family doctor telling you when you go in for your routine physical? ...Read more
Yes: It depends on the reconstruction. If you have a j pouch and the contents are moving through rapidly and you have not adapted, a patient may have many stools per day and the area around the anus may be raw. Local treament with creams to the area are helpful. If it remains, your doctor can add things to thicken the stool or medicine to slow it done until you adapt. Good luck. ...Read more
2 surgeries in one month for 75y old(partial and total colectomy) caused hyponatremia(128).In one month, it increased from 126 to 128.How to reach 135?
See answer : In hyponatremia, there is an imbalance of water to salt which can have many causes. Most important thing is to determine the cause or reason(s) for your hyponatremia so that appropriate targeted treatment can be recommended. In general, treatment includes water restriction and medication. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
I have a temporary ileostomy from a total colectomy, how common are hematomas and infections or other problems in the reversal surgery site?
Ileostomy reversal: Although it varies slightly depending on exactly what kind of reversal will be done, surgical complications such as infection and hematoma are rather unusual these days. If you follow your surgeon's advice, they are unlikely to happen. If you have any problems after the surgery, be sure to contact the surgeon promptly. Good luck ...Read more
How can I keep my energy levels since i had a total colectomy with j pouch? Not anemic, B12 and thyroid are find.
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