Abscess after bowel resection

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Avatar f tn This discussion is related to Problems after bowel resection. In February 2006 I had an emergency bowel resection. For no apparent reason, a large portion of my small intestine had twisted and the blood supply to my intestine had been cut off and died. About 40% of my small intestine (ileum and ileocecal valve) had to be removed. For the next 2-3 months I had horrible diarrhea after everything I ate. Within one week I went from 135 lbs. to 115 lbs.
Avatar n tn now i'm two months out of the hospital and a GI and surgical followup recommends bowel resection. i've read that the bowel does not repair itself. what should i do? also could the abscess have actually been caused by the colonoscopy. thanks.
1399580 tn?1281236418 After my husbands colon resection, he developed multiple abscess' on his left side for a period of about 6 months. He was hospitalized three different times. It has been about nine monthes since his illestomy take down, at that time the Dr. was not sure that a very small "sac" may have encapsulated. Last week he was hospitalized for fives days due to another abscess.
Avatar n tn The report was that less than 2 feet of the colon was removed, all the cancer was removed and my husband is cancer free...however after two weeks and various attempts my husband had not had bowel activity...it was determined that there was a blockage in the area on the small intestine..another surgery was perfomed and less than 2 feet of the small intestine was removed. After one week he was released from the hospital..
Avatar f tn my specialist is pushing for a reconnection but I'm scared . Ive suffered with constant bowel problems for at least 15 years and one abscess due to the damage caused by the crohn`s and to be honest with the stoma i feel i have control for the first time ..reconnecting such a small amount of colon and having chrohns frightens me more than the near death at new years ..
Avatar n tn When I went back for my 4 wk checkup the doctor asked me a lot of questions, one was if I had a period and I told him yes. He then informed me that some women do have periods after a hysterectomy. AFTER HAVING A 2ND PERIOD SINCE SURGERY I AM WONDERING IF THIS IS NORMAL OR NOT????? Everyone says it isn't.
1029192 tn?1292985518 I was dx'd with Crohn's of the terminal ileum in September 1991 and subsequently had a sm, bowel resection in November of that year. I've had various flares over the years, with the worst being the last 4 1/2 years. I've tried EVERYTHING and now laparascopic surgery is scheduled for Monday. All conventional x-rays show no strictures or masses or ulcers, although there is moderate inflammation.
Avatar n tn My mother, 71, had surgery for acute diverticulitis (bowel resection) in May. 5 days after she had severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomitting. That same day, her surgeon ordered a CT scan that showed no apparent problems. She stayed in the hospital another 11 days. The pain subsided, but her nausea and vomitting did not. The doctor concluded it might be ileus. She was released on May 15. May 20, we took her to the ER because the pain returned.
Avatar f tn Yes, i had bowel resection and 2 fistula repairs. Mine was cause by chrons and were from the small intestine to the bladder and large intestine. Everything went great. Where is the fistula from and to?
Avatar f tn ), to see the extent of the tract and to see if there was any underlying infection or abscess left. (I had the abscess drained in FEb.09 and the open draining tract since, for about 4 months). Since my Crohn's is of the anal variety, I appear to have the fistulizing form of the disease. He said after it is determined wether I have an infection- (if not) they would proceed treating the fistula with the iv bio drug, Remicade.
Avatar f tn That was 2012 and now have found the pain again so I believe this is from adhesions from former surgeries that are affecting the paristalsis of my colon to move the bowel. I dont want a bowel resection but not sure they can to do a minimally invasive surgery to free up the bowel. Waiting in pain as well until end of May for appt. doctors booking way out in Gastro dept.
Avatar n tn Complications Complications of rectal ulcer may include excessive rectal bleeding (hemorrhage), extreme disturbance of bowel function, formation of an abscess, formation of a hole (perforation) through the rectal wall beneath the ulcer, and surgical infection.
Avatar n tn Now they want me to have a colon resection. I am terrified, and not sure I want to do it. I have been without an attack for 2 months now. I eat real healthy, high fiber and have no trouble moving my bowels, and they are formed and not thin.My surgery isn't until Jan. I think if I stay without an attack I may cancel. Anyone have an opinion? My left side does ache slightly off an on, but nothing serious and no change in bowels.
Avatar f tn I have chrons and also had a fistula (it ended up being 2 different ones). I had bowel resection and the bariatric surgeon also fixed the fistula so yes they do fix them. He did state that he could just fix the fistula that I also needed a bowel resection. But as it turned out I really did need it. My small intestine was all infected (about 2 feet) and it was a mess. He removed 3 feet and inside the wadded up intestine he found colon cancer.
Avatar f tn The surgeon you spoke of, is he a bariatric surgeon, if not and you need surgery, please find one that does laproscopic surgery. That way if at all possible you can have lapo. I had a bowel resection because of the fistula and was the bariatric surgeon was very skilled in lapo surgery. I was back at work 2 weeks after the surgery. So far my chrons is in remission. Just hoping it stays that way. I am on maintance meds to keep it in remission.
945764 tn?1245699789 That's why I'm glad they have this forum so we can all talk and discuss things without fearing we're going to turn people away or they don't understand. I too, had a bowel resection 2 years ago and am supposed to be in remission, although I've had some symptoms for awhile now that are making me wonder if I'm having a flare up or just a reaction to certain foods. I'm trying to look into that. Like you, Tabbyg, it took awhile to get a diagnosis. It didn't show up in a blood test, etc.
Avatar m tn I have had recurring abdominal pain starting in my 20s, so I was evaluated with a CT scan, barium fluoroscopy and small bowel series. Flash forward many years later and I have diverticulitis and gallbladder issues, 6 CT scans later (it took two HIDA liver CT scans to confirm gallbladder, and 4 (3 for post diverticulitis pain). After a quiet period, I am now needing another to rule out a diverticular abscess.
Avatar f tn I actually talked to the Gastro doctor today and he said that can happen after a resection and that as long as I wasn't having it like 5 or 6 times a day, I was ok. Please try to not worry. Now days they are so advanced! They will probably do a laproscopy type surgery on you and probably won't even have to make a really big incision. I had a partial laproscopy with an incision that was long enough for him to slide his hand through. I'm healing nicely though.
Avatar m tn On September 12th I ended up in the ER with an abscess the size of a baseball. It was life threatening. After 3 days in the hospital on IV antibiotics and a drain in the abdomen I was able to go home where I spent 10 more days on antibiotics every six hours by IV. Visited with my GI surgeon who will do a laparoscopic surgery to remove 18" of diseased colon. No more colostomy. He uses ileo loop if necessary. Here's the reality. A ruptured colon can result in death.
Avatar n tn or a Rush of blood or something! going to that area. After having pain about 40 times an HOUR for over a year and a half after my surgery, my pain decreased to only about 10 times a DAY for a few seconds at a time. I did this procedure again about a week after the first one and that gave me even more relief. I think it was about four months until I had to do it again. Now I do it about once a year, if that. I have been virtually pain free. I get a dull ache now and then, but that is it.
Avatar f tn I did not like the idea of being so inactive after my bowel resection. With that, I felt the majority of the inner stitches pop. My surgeon did not want that to happen again so he decided to use staples on me. I am also more willing to be less active right now hoping to get the incisions to heal properly without having to extend the recovery process any further by not following the orders of my surgeon. There are some people who regret having this kind of surgery.
Avatar n tn Trust me, I know all about embarrassing moments! I had to sit on a doughnut in class after one of my abscess surgeries. You just have to tell yourself that some of those people, you may never see again, so who cares what they think?! I've been through a ton of embarrassing moments, some I would rather not repeat online. You have to surround yourself with people that you trust and you know love you no matter what.
Avatar m tn I feel like my pain starts a week before my period and lasts until a week after. I seem to go between having diarhea and being constipated all the time. Since I have taken medicine for my stomach though, the diarhea has mostly gone away. I have had several ultrasounds where there is free fluid in my abdomin. They always tell me I probably had a cyst burst, but I dont think thats what happened. Can free fluid on ultrasound be caused by endometriosis? I have read surgery can cause endometriosis.
Avatar f tn I have never had a resection or anything only surgery was for an abscess. I will be careful with the Xanax, don't want another addiction. I did blood work about 3 months ago, liver is fine but kidneys aren't doing great. Havent been for as far as i can go back on my blood work (2+) I will probably break down and contact my doctor. I have a pcp that I barly know but she has been prescribing the Meds as my other dr left.
203342 tn?1328740807 You may wish to ask your surgeon for a copy of the pathology report that would be done after the resection and biopsy. Although this will be technical, with Google's help, you should be able to understand it. When I got my patholoy report after my lumpectomy, it was like reading a foreign language. I Googled what I could, but then luckily found 2 breast cancer forums (UK and USA) and the ladies helped me enormously.
Avatar m tn decreased flow of bile to the small intestine from obstruction of the bile duct or bile fistula; malabsorption of vitamin K due to sprue, pellagra, bowel resection, ileitis, or ulcerative colitis; chronic hepatic disease, with impaired response of hepatic ribosomes to vitamin K; and cystic fibrosis, with fat malabsorption. Vitamin K deficiency seldom results from insufficient dietary intake of this vitamin.” “Signs of Biotin Deficiency: In general, appetite and growth are decreased.
Avatar n tn I too came down with the same symptoms as you after what started like a flu type illness, turning into a migraine... I've had headaches/head pains, ear fullness, stiff neck as well continuing for the past 2 months. CT Scan, MRI and allergy tests have shown nothing. I asked my doctor if it could be a virus going around, and he says no. Asprins, allergy meds and antibiotics have not helped. When and if I find something that helps, I will post.