Is colonic irrigation following bowel resection normal?

Not sure. Not sure what kind of surgery you had, but colonic irrigation is not usually done after bowel surgery. You should ask your surgeon specifically what type of surgery you had and why.

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How effective is a bowel resection for treating colon cancer?

Best treatment. All primary colon tumors must be resected. If localized, cure is very high. If mets already present it is still essential to remove primary since latter is polyclonal while mets to liver or lung are monoclonal and wont spread. If primary left to treat mets then new clones develop in primary and will continue spreading to new sites. Always resect the primary colon tumor with margins. 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...

Bowel resection 10 days ago, tumor &about 12 inch of colon removed, lots of gas but no bowel movement yet & now puss bump on anus? Thx!

A lot missing. From your story. Your surgeon knows all the details, call him/her now. It is unusual for discharge before bm, not sure if you have an peri-rectal abcess, or hemorrhoid. If you problem was rectal rather than colon, there may have been instrumentation from below, but right or transverse, not. Need to know size, nodes, and further therapy. It's ok to ask and even demand answers. Read more...
Call your doctor. This type of question should be addressed to your surgeon. A proper answer would take more questions/details for a proper response. Read more...