Colon cleansing before surgery

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I have used both conventional and natural methods. I hated the preparation I had to drink for the colonoscopy. I read some information that said that Colonix is a scam. After I read that the main ingredient in Colonix is psyllium, I knew that I wasn't about to use Colonix. I do not advise people to use psyllium, because it is irritating to the gut. It not only bothers my own GERD, but I find that initially it makes me more constipated than I was to begin with.
I have sigmoid colon removal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> scheduled soon. Am I making the right choice? Gastroenterologist seemed sure... Surgeon is leaving it up to me.I still have small amount of daily pain and bowel movements are often long snake shaped.
I am having the open up abdomen surgery and I have to start my prep 2 days before <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>. Bottle of stuff both days and clear fluids for the rest of the time, then nothing to eat or drink after midnite. Good luck. Hope everything goes ok.
Well I had these tests done the other day, and to my dismay, found out that I do have a hiatal hernia, and a tortuous colon? Does anybody have any idea with a tortuous colon indicates as in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>? I am told it is caused by my years of constipation, it elongated my colon/intestinal tract? Also, I read in papers (mine) that my colon was dialated, can anyone enlighten me on that...I wont' see specialist till a few weeks.
Dear Doctor, I am just recovering from my "2nd" hospitalized bout of "Diverticulitis" and need your take on PREVENTING further outbreaks. I am 44 year old healthy white female that was just hospitalized for 4 days and treated with IV antibiotics for a "Micro" preferation in my Sigmiod Descending Colon. The first time was almost 3 years ago with no problems in between (except the occasional feeling of slight pain in the same lower region)...
Hi, I had a emergency right hemi-colectomy after my colon was punctured during a colonoscopy. I was in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> for 3 hours. Before my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>, my asthma was under control and I could run for 25-30 minutes. now, 2 months later, breathing is awful. My chest feels tight. I am not wheezing and do not feel I need my inhaler but I can not run for more than 2 minutes without being short of breath.If I do use the inhaler, it does not seem to change anything.
I was told by a friend (with no medical experience) that I might actually have a gall stone in the ducts that are left behind after <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>. I had never heard of this before. It certainly was never mentioned by my doctor. Does anyone out there have any experience with this? How can I find out for sure if it's a stone causing all this pain? Another ultra sound? and then surgery?
anyway, when i had my sugery they found 3 adhesions, it is my understanding that these normally result from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>, but i never had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> before. dr. didn,t know but said these can develop from infection. so i was great, until last summer, woke up the wee hours, vomiting and diarrhea and severe pain in urq. just like my gallbladder. i would have thought i had the flu or something if not for the pain exactly in the same area.
IM SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS YOUR HAVING,,I TO JUST POSTED A QUESTION ON HERE FOR HELP..I HAVE BBEN HAVING PAIN IN BOTH LEGS noW FOR A YEAR..BEEN TO 5 DIFFERENT DOCTORS,MRIS,XRAYS,ULTRASOUNDS,TONS OR MED,THERPY and DID HAVE A KNEE SCOPE DONE TOO..I DO ALSO HAVE LITTLE LUMPS IN WERE THE INCISIONS WERE ON MY KNEE.MY PROBLEMS IS THE PAIN IS BEHIND THE KNEES IN THE REAR UPPER CALF AREA..VERY PAINFUL,EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES ARE TOUGH FOR ME TOO..
now she is still in a lot of pain. It's in the same place that it was before <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> and before the cleanse. Having her gall bladder removed did not relieve her pain. She went back to the doctor and he told her he would run more tests. He didn't tell her before the surgery what to expect after. There are lots of stories of people who had surgery and still are having trouble. When you do a gall bladder cleanse you will need to do more than one.
Ileus is an extremely common side effect of abdominal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>. If you read all the forms you signed before having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>, it would list ileus as a possible result of surgery. It's an unavoidable possibility, but thankfully it is treatable and temporary. Don't waste your time on trying to start a lawsuit over this. I had colonoscopy about a year ago, and the configuration of my bowels was such that the gastroenterologist could not pass the scope through either. Who would I sue - God?
I think it depends on the type of enema. Using enemas frequently for constipation can cause your rectum to "forget" how to have a bowel movement naturally. Using enemas for "colon cleansing", I believe is not good, because your colon doesn't need any cleansing, it does this itself.
Another thing this doctor does is empty the bowels before <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>. That was not done on my other <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>, which makes me wonder if that is why the smaller tumor was impossible to get. It seems if there is no solid matter in the intestines, they can be pushed flat to get to the areas they may need to get to. Sounds sensible to me anyway. Here's hoping tomorrow will bring a brighter day.
The usual hospital stay for this procedure is 3-5 days. Preparation for the procedure involves a bowel cleansing preparation, usually one you drink the night before the procedure, and one the morning of the procedure. They cause extreme diarrhea that pretty much completely empties your bowel. This allows them to do the procedure with very little chance of a serious abdominal infection from leaking bowel content.
Egg Salad seems to give me large amounts of gas and if I eat it two days in a room it's like a bit of a colon cleansing. Which if you are feeling a little bloated isn't a bad thing if you time it right ;) I'd always had similar symptoms ever before the surgery eating this so I don't think it has much bearing. I think if I ate greasy junk food all the time I might have a problem with diarrhea occasionally but that's not a good way to eat anyway so it's probably best for the long haul.
2 Years ago I had a baby and it seams that every thing got worse and now I'm having a huge problem with hemorrhoids too , three years ago I did a colonoscopy and the doc said every thing is fine I was put on Mira lax and for a while it did work but than I wasn't having much results any way few months ago I started a colon cleansing program called colonix from Dr Natura and boy was it worth for the first time on my life I had bowl movements every day when I woke up and no cramping no pain and e
I went through several cleansing during my bout with diverticulitis and the three colonscopies and ultimate <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> to remove the diseased part of my colon. If it is GoLytely (a total lie, I might add) you are using, where you mix it up in a big gallon size bottle and drink it a glass at time until it is gone over a period of time, I found it best to get it very cold and add some Crystal Lite lemonade to it.
It is VITALLY important that you do not take it upon yourself to do a bowel cleansing before any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>. There are times when Drs DON'T want you to do that because it can dehydrate you severely and you may spend more time in surgery and more time rehydrating in the recovery room or worse. If you are dehydrated, they may not catch on right away because they don't know you did a bowel cleansing.
STOP COLON CLEANSING....very bad for you....the colon has good bacteria in it that fights all the bad bacteria...if you rid the colon of that bacteria your defenses are all the way down. as far as your other symptoms have a colonoscopy/endoscopy done by the gastro it will tell them everthing.
My intention was not to do it often. I have read articles that say that cleansing your colon is a way to detoxify your system. We can literally have 3 or more lbs of waste in our system that won't come out any other way. Thanks for the info.
I do chug down Metamucil every day (ick) but it works and she said I could. I drink tons of fluids too.... I don't think colon cleansing is such a good idea... although Princess Diana did them apparently...so you are in good company! I KnoW that when I am stressed I am nauseous...Calm down Girl! Take a walk! Breathe!
I AM DUE FOR <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAY I JUST HAD MY <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> CONSULT YESTERDAY .THE BEST TEST TO HAVE RAN IS THE COLOnoSCOPY YOU ARE COMPLETELY UNAWARE OF WHAT IS BEING DONE THERE IS noTHING TO BE AFARID OF.IT IS BETTER THAT YOU FIND THE PROBLEM noW ,and GET IT TAKEN CARE OF.
should I have my gallbladder removed asap, or diagnose for other diseases first before <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>? 7. I don't experience abdominal pain, but I feel my spine hurting from time to time. What could this be and is this a cause of concern? Thank you so much for your time and I appreciate your answers greatly!
Hi astros, I'm having all kinds of crazy symptoms. I'm intrested in colon cleansing, but I'm not sure what to use. Also, I'm afraid to see parasites that look like squids in my toilet !!!!!! YUCK!!! I have been feeling like I have been poisoned. I even asked my husband if he was slowly poisoning me. I was half kidding, but that's how bad I feel. I have had HepC for probably 25 years, enzymes are all in normal ranges, and biopsy 2 years ago showed only a small amount of inflamation.
- aa) my recollections of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>:- - purgative administered the day before - IV anaesthetic just before the operation - the operation lasted about four hours - the wound was 10-11 inches long from the base of the sternum to the pubic area - I woke up feeling pretty groggy and "beaten up" - pain was quite well controlled via a spinal epidural - nutrution etc was administered via IV for ~6 days afterwards - on the day after the operation a heartless physio forced me to get out of
I see a colon hydrotherapist weekly for colon cleansing. My last resort is colectomy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> to connect the small intesting with the rectum. The surgeon has acknowledged possible complications such as scar adhesions causing an obstruction. She was not clear on the probablilty of this complication and encouraged me to "do research" before making the decision. Is this "possibility of obstruction" something that is more prevalent with surgeons with less experience?
For many people, having laproscopic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> in removing the gallbladder places greater risks than having the old-time <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> that resulted in large incision and long recoup time. /this being the inexperience of surgeon, small surgery arena and close proximity of internal organs and structures. There are many possiblities for why you're having so many problems post op several months. As far the Questran, get on a regimen on am and pm dosages.
Hi, I did have to do the bowel prep before <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> , I was told that it was incase they nick the bowel (very very rare so don,t worry ) and the contents leak into the blood stream , this could cause septicaemia . I hope everything goes well with your surgery .
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