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Will you have normal bms after small bowel resection?

Will you have normal bms after small bowel resection?

Usually: It depends on how much is removed but most people have no problem. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Bowel Resection (Definition)

Bowel resection is the surgical removal of a portion of the small or large intestines due to an advancing disease. This procedure is performed if a portion of the bowel has been without oxygen for a long period and there is tissue death (necrosis), following discovery of some types of cancer, advanced infection of the bowel, or if the patient has repeated or persistent bowel obstruction (blockage). Some patients with diseases like ulcerative colitis or familial colon cancer may elect to have the procedure done to prevent ...Read more


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What are the differences between a Partial Colectomy and a Bowel Resection?

What are the differences between a Partial Colectomy and a Bowel Resection?

Nothing: synonyms. Partial colectomy means as bowel resection of the colon and bowel rection can mean a partial resection of either the large or small bowel ...Read more

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Can you get hemorrhoids after bowel resection?

Can you get hemorrhoids after bowel resection?

Not directly: But if you have constipation for some reason, it might contribute to hemorrhoids, depending on how recently your surgery was. If bowel resection was not recent, it probably has little if anything to do with hemorrhoid condition. Get an opinion from a GI specialist for details. ...Read more

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What is the risk of a colostomy from a bowel resection for endometriosis?

What is the risk of a colostomy from a bowel resection for endometriosis?

Minimal...: An elective bowel resection, as long as the distal rectum and anus are preserved, should avoid a colostomy. Other factors may come into play, i.E obstruction, technical issues with anastomosis, active infection, etc. Might increase your risk. ...Read more

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What is a hepaticojejunostomy/roux en y loop with a bowel resection? What is the prognosis?

What is a hepaticojejunostomy/roux en y loop with a bowel resection? What is the prognosis?

Hepaticojejunostomy: Hepaticojejunostomy is a procedure to drain bile from the liver into the intestines when the normal drainage (common bile duct) has to be removed or is blocked. The "roux-en-y loop" is the segment of bowel that is actually surgically connected to the bile duct. Prognosis depends on the disease process requiring the procedure. ...Read more

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My husband had bowel resection surgery two weeks ago and is not eating much due to a lot of pain while digesting food. What can he take for relief?

My husband had bowel resection surgery two weeks ago and is not eating much due to a lot of pain while digesting food. What can he take for relief?

Discuss w ur doctor: Pain at incision after surgery common, but relation to eating more concerning. Discuss w your doctor underlying cause. Avoid less digestible or fermentable foods (see FODMAP reduction) such as broccoli, beans, cabbage and consider blenderizing foods, avoid constipating foods like bananas. Ginger, camomile, mints can soothe. Keep stools soft eg docusate. Happy to consult and review your case ...Read more

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Is colonic irrigation following bowel resection normal?

Is colonic irrigation following bowel resection normal?

Not sure: Not sure what kind of surgery you had, but colonic irrigation is not usually done after bowel surgery. You should ask your surgeon specifically what type of surgery you had and why. ...Read more

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After a small bowel resection for Crohn's & now over 25 hospitalized bowel obstructions later, will HGH strengthen intestines, if not what should I do?

After a small bowel resection for Crohn's & now over 25 hospitalized bowel obstructions later, will HGH strengthen intestines, if not what should I do?

Not likely: Focus on making sure your inflammatory bowel disease is well controlled and overall good health. That means making sure you have good nutrition, are physically active, sleeping well and have good social support. Try to avoid for looking for too much pharmacotherapy for good health. Some is necessary but remember, particularly with hormones, it's easy create problems. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How effective is a bowel resection for treating colon cancer?

How effective is a bowel resection for treating colon cancer?

Best treatment: All primary colon tumors must be resected. If localized, cure is very high. If mets already present it is still essential to remove primary since latter is polyclonal while mets to liver or lung are monoclonal and wont spread. If primary left to treat mets then new clones develop in primary and will continue spreading to new sites. Always resect the primary colon tumor with margins. ...Read more

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I had small bowel resection and repair if incarcerated hernia ib sepember this year im now getting pain in my left groin?

Post operative pain: It is common to have incision pain after surgery. Pain in the groin can be also caused by nerve entrapment, and scar tissue that forms. If there is vomiting at times one should be on the lookout for fibrous bands of tissue that can develop which can lead to a partial obstruction of the bowel. Constipation following surgery can also lead to the groin pain that has developed. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have light bleeding from the rectum after small bowel resection? It seems to be round the feces but not in it. There's no pain.

Is it normal to have light bleeding from the rectum after small bowel resection? It seems to be round the feces but not in it. There's no  pain.

Maybe: Slight bleeding could be from hemorrhoids or other anal condition. Cirrhosis can cause abnormally enlarged veins to occur in the gastrointestinal tract that could bleed. Best not to wonder & best is to contact your own surgeon who performed the surgery to get proper information for your own specific situation & conditions. ...Read more

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4 months ago I had a bowel resection on right side I've been fine but for the last 2 days alot of pain in tummy around scar area any idea at all?

4 months ago I had a bowel resection on right side I've been fine but for the last 2 days alot of pain in tummy around scar area any idea at all?

Constipation: Get your bowels moving with a bowel regimen. If you are not better inside 2 days, or if you develop fever or vomiting, then get in to see your doc. Be well. ...Read more

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Have anal fistula for 16 yrs. 10 surgeries haven't fixed it. No ibd or health issues. Looking at bowel resection. Opinions please.....

Have anal fistula for 16 yrs. 10 surgeries haven't fixed it. No ibd or health issues. Looking at bowel resection. Opinions please.....

Seek experienced Drs: If you havent already, seek a colorectal surgeon who has seen and dealt with these complex problems. Mri's can sometimes identify other branching points or tracts. If your current symptoms aren't too bad, living with the condition is an option. Seton's can help drain and minimize the baseline state. In extreme situations, bowel resections are worth it and do have happy and satisfied patients. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of left side dull pain/ache radiating to lower back, gas, fullness. Had an open surgical bowel resection in 2008.

What could be the cause of left side dull pain/ache radiating to lower back, gas, fullness. Had an open surgical bowel resection in 2008.

Non specific: Hard to tell. Take note if your symptoms are related to eating, fatty foods or how hydrated. Increase your oral liquids. Go in for evaluation if you develop fever or vomiting. Constipation, a bad gallbladder, hernia and adhesion are all possible. Be well ...Read more

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Had bowel resection 5 weeks ago. 3 days ago I developed pain in the rectum during bowel movements. I was told to take antispasmodic - anything else?

Had bowel resection 5 weeks ago. 3 days ago I developed pain in the rectum  during bowel movements. I was told to take antispasmodic - anything else?

Stool softener: At 5 wks post colon resection the anastomosis is healing tightly. Any firm stool in left colon passing thru the stitch line can cause pain especially with a low anterior resection. The diet should be kept soft without roughage and stool softener like Colace (docusate sodium) used so that the stitch line wont be irritated. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more