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What exactly is a kock pouch?

What exactly is a kock pouch?

Waste Reservoir: A kock pouch is a continent ileostomy formed through surgery after a colectomy. Basically, it's an pouch inside the abdomen (created from the intestines) that allows stool to accumulate inside the body and be emptied through a catheter in the abdomen at will. This procedure is used to avoid tradition colostomy bags and improve a patient's quality of life. ...Read more

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I have a k pouch and have very low energy. What is the best way to regain my energy? Some foods mainly vegetable's are not a option due to my k pouc

I have a k pouch and have very low energy.  What is the best way to regain my energy?  Some foods mainly vegetable's are not a option due to my k pouc

Exercise: You should exercise more. I know it is difficult with a k pouch, however i would speak with your surgeon about what can and can not be physically tolerated. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between a kock pouch and the bcir pouch?

Valve Type: Both of these are types of continent ileostomy pouches that store stool intra-abdominally and allow the user to drain it through a catheter at will. The difference between the two is in the exit valves and associated complications - the bcir is really just a newer modification to the original kock pouch. ...Read more

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Can a bcir surgeon help me with my kock pouch?

Probably: They should be able to, but it is always wise to follow-up with your original surgeon. ...Read more

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What exactly is reye's syndrome?

What exactly is reye's syndrome?

Reye's syndrome: in children, which comes from giving aspirin to a child during a viral infection. Unfortunately, most over-the-counter (OTC) analgesic medications have not been specifically approved for children and frequently carry warnings against using these drugs in children under 16 years of age. ...Read more

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What exactly is peter's anomaly?

What exactly is peter's anomaly?

Corneal Opacities: Peter’s anomaly develops when a fetus is in utero & causes opacity of the cornea / s. ...Read more

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What exactly is mebeous syndrome?

What exactly is mebeous syndrome?

Mobius syndrome: Congenital paralysis of 6th & 7th cranial nerves resulting in facial weakness & abnormal ocular abduction. Most cases are diagnosed during infancy.The disease is not progressive but no specific treatment. High incidence of associated congenital deformities. Symptoms may include lack of facial expression,inability to smile. Feeding,swallowing & chocking problems. Keeping head back to swallow etc ...Read more

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What exactly is barrett's disease?

What exactly is barrett's disease?

Lining changes: Barrett's esophagus is a change in the appearance of the lining of the esophagus. It changes to a lining that one would typically find in the intestine, and not the esophagus. This is generally caused by chronic acid damage of the esophagus lining. Left unchecked, a small percentage will progress to cancer over years. It can be treated with medicine and/or surgery. ...Read more

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What exactly makes waste hazardous?

What exactly makes waste hazardous?

Hazardous waste: It is because of what makes up the waste. E.G. Dirty needles, blood products, infected bandages, infected body fluids, radiation, toxic chemicals etc. ...Read more

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I have hoffa syndrome what is it exactly?

I have hoffa syndrome what is it exactly?

Knee fat pad hurt: Hoffa syndrome refers to what can happen if the kneecap recieves a direct blow. Underneath the patella (kneecap) and the tendon connecting it to the lower leg is a fat pad. It can get pinched between the patella and the thigh bone. This can be very painful. Usually it gets better with rest, ice/heat and time. At times the fat pad can be so injured that surgery is needed. ...Read more

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