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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...

Appendix, colon cancer and bdominal hernia mesh implant surgeries. Lots of scar tissue causing bowel blockages. Can anything be done about it?

Yes. Most bowel obstructions can be resolved by a surgical procedure to free up the adhesions. They can recur but it is worth trying. Read more...
Significant problem. There are no known medical treatments for adhesions. Once formed, there isn't medicine that can dissolve them. Symptomatic treatment with pain & anti-nausea meds may be helpful at controlling some of the symptoms. The main stay of treatment is surgical therapy called adhesiolysis or lysis of adhesions. Adhesions can be divided using laparoscopic techniques which may relieve your symptoms. Read more...

Is there any imaging test to detect colon cancer that doesn't require bowel prep? I'm symptomatic but can't do bowel prep due to heart & electrolytes

Colin ca test. You state that you are 20 years young! Whoever suggested to you that you get a colonoscopy at your age? Unless you have an inherited polyposis syndrome or some other rare disorder you would not have that done so early. If U have blood in stool it is most likely due to hemorrhoid, not to cancer. Read more...