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Yes: Majority of the time you will be able to have bowel movements after colostomy. Rarely their might be a surgical issue that may decrease your bowel movements due to nerve impairment. It is also common to have some constipation after surgery due to anesthesia. If you do have constipation for a long time after surgery, consult your physician to get to the underlying cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Your surgery depends on the location of the cancer. If the tumor is low in the rectum or involves the anal sphincters you may need the area removed resulting in a permanent colostomy (bag). There are options that can decrease the likelihood of a colostomy in this case. This certainly depends on what you have. Ask your doctor. A colon and rectal surgeon specializes in this surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are good exercises to do to flatten stomach with s stoma (colostomy in 2003). Permanent colostomy.
Isometric exercises: Isometric exercises will be helpful to build abdominal muscle and avoid big pressure changes inside your belly that could lead to hernia. The ostomy is technically a type of hernia. You want to avoid coughing, straining and lifting to decrease risk for parastomal hernia. Also using an abdominal binder can help with getting your muscle in space, while protecting your stoma. ...Read more
Entire Large intestines & rectum removed. Brooke Ileostomy created. Can Brooke Ileostomy later be reversed using the rectal stump?
Your PMD..: Your PMD/Surgeon will answer it better.....too many variables ......not disclosed. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on size number and exact location but in general you may have some initial rectal pressure for a few hours, some very mild discomfort for a few days, with perhaps some miminal bleeding, though. Many patients experience essential no symptoms especially for internal hemorrhoids further inside. ...Read more
How many bowel movements can you have per day after the takedown surgery of a colostomy and ileostomy?
Varies: It depends on what the prior surgery was. If there was a significant amount of the colon removed or much of the right colon removed, then there could be several bowel movements per day after takedown of a stoma. Drink more liquids and first try added fiber such as metamucil if alright with your surgeon. Would not recommend over the counter immodium unless fully cleared as alright with your surgeon. ...Read more
Varies: There are a number of ways to perform a hysterectomy - the current tide is toward laparoscopic hysterectomy with robotic assistance - the route for each patient will depend on a variety of factors including the indication for the surgery, the experience and training of the surgeon, a variety of patient characteristics and co-morbidities, and possibly a number of other factors. ...Read more
From what: Scar tissue from inguinal hernia surgery or something else? Are you having pain from the surgery after a normal healing period? If you are then see your surgeon for eval. You prob need to see your surgeon again to see if there is nerve impingement or similar prob that cause persistent pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will taking domperidone before my sigmoidoscopy be okay? Worried ^ gastric emptying will push stool into the sigmoid colon quicker (after enema)
Post-op Constipation: It is very common for someone after hernia surgery to be rather constipated. This is usually due to post-operative incisional pain, relative early inactivity as well as the use of opioid pain medications. If possible, wean off the opioids, get up and walk, drink plenty of fluids, and take a mild laxative as needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It doesn't. : The idea of colon cleansing is based on a misunderstanding of anatomy & physiology. Your colon is actually outside of you. You actually surround a space through which foods pass & excrement is produced. The body takes care of its own cleansing if you have a proper diet & fluid intake. Colonic treatment is outlawed in certain states because in the wrong hands has led to bowel perforation & death. ...Read more
Unclear : I'm not sure what you're referring to. In case you're referring to a fluid collection where the lump used to be, this is known as a seroma, and usually takes on the order of weeks to months for the body to absorb the fluid on its own. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Permanent no: A colostomy does not have to be permanent. But some patients are better off if it is permanent if the anal sphincter is weak or if the stool is frequent etc. Individual choices need to be made. You are in iowa city so jefffields at u iowa in gastroenterology can help guide you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long to wait for safe colonoscopy after colon resection? Polyp in rectum, blood in stool, no stoma.
As long as it takes: On average skin to skin about 1-1.5 hours ...Read more