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How can hernia surgery affect me?

How can hernia surgery affect me?

It can relieve pain: It can relieve pain and discomfort. It can prevent obstruction if you have a strangulation. There are different types of hernias. Sometimes in the groin sometimes in the abdomen Sometimes within the abdomen. A lot depends on the type of hernia that you have. If your doctor recommends surgery, it can help make you feel better but it can limit your activities for up to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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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Will weight loss or gain affect my colostomy pouch?

Will weight loss or gain affect my colostomy pouch?

Yes: Yes. An excessive weight gain or loss (from 10 to 15 pounds) can change the fit of your colostomy pouch or alter the wearing time of the pouching system. Be sure to contact your surgeon or enterostomal therapy (et) nurse if weight gain or loss becomes a concern. ...Read more

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Will dialysis affect my employment?

Will dialysis affect my employment?

Possibly: If you are on hemodialysis, then you will have to be at an in center facility three times a week for 3 to 4 hours per session. This form of dilaysis makes it very difficult to maintain a full time job however if you choose to perform peritoneal or home hemodialysis, they you have a better shot of maintaining a full time position. ...Read more

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How long will beets affect stool?

How long will beets affect stool?

Red color?: If you are referring to red color it should stop as soon as the beets have passed. ...Read more

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How will cirrhosis affect the body?

How will cirrhosis affect the body?

Liver failure: Liver produces a large number of proteins, lipids and metabolizes a large number of chemicals, drugs and normal blood constituents. Cirrhosis affects both cellular function and circulation through the liver. The effects are edema, bleeding in the GI tract, fluid in the belly that may get infected, development of cancer in cirrhotic liver etc. ...Read more

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Will colostomy significantly change my lifestyle forever?

Will colostomy significantly change my lifestyle forever?

Takes time to adjust: It is a major shift in life and takes tremendous courage and tolerance. It is a shift in thinking. Dr.Remen has one she speaks about her life her website http://www.Rachelremen.Com/ktw.Html i was inspired by dr. Remen you might be able to connect with her regarding coping. ...Read more

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Does the bowel regain the ability to absorb some nutrients over time, after drastic small-intestine resection or bypass? I heard yes and no.

Does the bowel regain the ability to absorb some nutrients over time, after drastic small-intestine resection or bypass? I heard yes and no.

Yes and No...: The bowel has to be at least enough to absorb nutrients or you develop short gut syndrome. After resection, the remaining bowel will compensate and absorb the nutrients, but like most anything, it can only do it up to a point. Less than 200 cm of remaining bowel risks short gut syndrome. ...Read more

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How will prostate disease treatment affect my continence?

How will prostate disease treatment affect my continence?

Continence: The prostate is located in a position in the urinary tract where any disease process can affect urinary control. I suggest that you see a urologist to discuss your concerns in more detail. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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How does extra weight affect your organs?

How does extra weight affect your organs?

Heart work harder: Their are 6 miles of capillaries (small blood vessels) associated with one pound of fat. This makes the heart work harder and harder. The excess fat also cuts down on the efficiency of you organs. The excess weight contributes to multiple diseases such as diabetes and hypertension witch are associated with organs. ...Read more

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How will ageusia affect the body?

How will ageusia affect the body?

Very little: With ageusia, you will lose some aspects of your sense of taste. This can be a local condition with no effects on the rest of the body, but can also be associated with some systemic disease so there will be other issues not caused by the ageusia. The major effect might simply be that certain foods will lose their appeal and some may actually be unpleasant. ...Read more

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How will prostate surgery affect with sex life?

How will prostate surgery affect with sex life?

Prostate Surgery: I think that most of us here would want to defer to your surgeon for this very important question. It all depends on the surgery and the reason for your surgery and your anatomy. Most urologists work to save the sexual function if they can. ...Read more

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How does colon cancer affect your tissues?

How does colon cancer affect your tissues?

No effect: A small growing lesion can be present in bowel for several years and be asymptomatic. As a tumor grows and invades blood stream, it does elaborate an inhibitory molecule paralyzing the host immune system, that is mutated mitochondrial DNA. Should the lesion metastasize to liver it can obstruct bile ducts eventually compromising liver function.Colon Ca screening important. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoid surgery affect your sphincter muscle?

Can hemorrhoid surgery affect your sphincter muscle?

Recovery : During recovery from rectal hemorrhoid surgery it is okay for some bleeding. Hold pressure for 10 minutes while lying down. Sphincter dysfunction is a rare complication, usually temporary, but needs to be evaluated. Please call your surgery team. ...Read more

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How does assisted ventilation affect po2?

How does assisted ventilation affect po2?

Increased lung use: The lung is a structure with many chambers. If more of the chambers participate in breathing, more oxygen can be extracted from a breath. Assisted ventilation attempts to increase depth of breathing or pressure of air movement to involve more chambers in the process. If not, shallow breathing under lesser pressure is not doing the needed work. ...Read more

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How does age affect time in rem?

How does age affect time in rem?

Decreases with age: Time in rem sleep progressively decreases with age, from more than 50% in infants to less than 20% in the elderly. ...Read more

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How will pregnancy affect my lymphedema?

How will pregnancy affect my lymphedema?

Depends: If your lymphedema is in your arm, it may not affect it at all. If it is in your legs, it may make the swelling worse. ...Read more

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Will general anesthesia affect my ibs?

Will general anesthesia affect  my ibs?

Temporarily...: ...Your gut will likely relax during the time that anesthesia has you sleeping. Ibs returns unchanged when anesthesia wears off. ...Read more

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