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What is the definition or description of: small bowel resection?

Removing intestine. This is a surgery where a portion of the small intestine is removed from the abdomen and the remaining ends of intestine are put together. This is usually done with a series of stapling and cutting devices but can also be sewn together with sutures. Read more...
Removal small bowel. Is the removal of a segment of the small bowel. Read more...

How long does it take to recover from small bowel resection for Crohn's disease?

Weeks. 2-4 weeks out of work. 3 months for complete recovery. Read more...
A few weeks.... Depending on the type of surgery you had. Patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery have shorter stays and faster recoveries than those who have traditional open surgery. The average length of stay in the hospital ranges from 3-7 days. Factors such as overall health before the surgery, nutritional status and disease severity predict outcomes. The stronger you are going in the faster you recover! Read more...

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...

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...

Had small bowel resection (5ft), colon blockage removed, appendectomy, and hernia repair done in emerg surgery. Tons of side effects 3months later. Help?

Side Effects. The answer to your questions depends on the side effects you are having. Small bowel resection can affect stool transit time as well as nutrient absorption. Adhesions from any abdominal procedure may be a source of discomfort for some. I suggest you speak to your primary care doc about your symptoms to identify the most likely source of your symptoms. From there you can make a plan. Read more...

Is diarrhea common after small bowel resection?

Depends on . Extent and part of resection. Diarrhea can occur if ileum is resected more commonly than jejunum. Even jejunum if is more than, say, 1/3. But compensatory hyperplasia can occur, so it should improve over time. Ask a gastroenterologist for a formal opinion. Read more...