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Will I still be able to live a normal life after having a large portion of my bowels removed?
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Dr. Robert Cloud
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Colon resection
The small intestine is the most important part of the GI tract.
It provides all absorption of food. The colon doesnt do much and is basically a tube. You dont need a colon for normal lifespan. You do need a certain portion of your small intestine.

In brief: Colon resection
The small intestine is the most important part of the GI tract.
It provides all absorption of food. The colon doesnt do much and is basically a tube. You dont need a colon for normal lifespan. You do need a certain portion of your small intestine.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Yes
Alot depends on the underlying medical reason for the surgery and how much is removed.

In brief: Yes
Alot depends on the underlying medical reason for the surgery and how much is removed.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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