Abscess after colon 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 The gastroenterologist referred us immediately to a general surgeon, who performed a colon resection 4 days later...during the colon resection, the surgeon noticed a large amount of adhesions in the area of a prior appendectomy surgery and attempted to clean up the adhesions. 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...
Avatar n tn within three days i was in the hospital for a week, CT scan showed a colon abscess, i dodged emergency surgery and responded to IV antibiotics. 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.
Avatar m tn I know someone who suspects to have a ruptured colon because all the symptoms matches after sufferring from trauma (including blood in stool). She had fever and chills at nights. But hasn't gone to the hospital nor have surgery. Now she only has light fever in the afternoons, and has pain and discomfort in lower left abdomin. Do you think she still needs surgery? How can she know if her colon has healed? Can a ruptured colon heal/seal itself without surgery? She is in her late 40's.
1399580 tn?1281236418 After my husbands colon resection, he developed 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 due to another abscess. Is it possible that after this long that the "encapsulated abscess" somehow started to grow and cause problems?
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 m tn I had a resection of my sigmoid colon about two and a half months ago. Everything went very well, the surgery and my recovery.I've been feeling fine but in the past few days a pain has started in the area of my navel. Nothing that bad, but it worsens when I lie down. Hasn't kept me from sleeping. I can feel tiny little swellings around my navel. Is this cause for concern ?
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. He had four CT scans, numerous blood tests and was treated with anitbiotics.
Avatar f tn E turns out i have a toxic mega colon and emergency surgery is done and to the best of my knowledge even after asking all i have left is the part with the appendix attached to it and the lower part connected to the anus ..tests came back on my colon and i have crohn`s not ibs .. my specialist is pushing for a reconnection but I'm scared .
Avatar f tn laprascopic surgery and IV antibiotics - hoped it would settle August 2010 - partial colectomy (anterior resection) to remove massive abscess. Formation of temporary loop ileostomy September 2010 - got fit enough to run local 10k. October 2010 - reversal of ileostomy - didn't go to well. Paralytic ileus and huge bloating. Hospital 7 days. Since then have struggled with massive bloating, constipation, weight gain (12 lbs) nausea etc.
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.
Avatar n tn severe LLQ pain, to ER after US and CTscan found colon rupture due to diverticulitis. had colon resection and temporary colostomy. 3/06: colostomy reversed but anastomosis did not take and had to be redone 6 days later. At this time a suprapubic partial hysterectomy was done for severe uterine fibroids. both ovaries, cervix left. Since March 06, have had problems with bowels and LLQ pain intermittmently. No mention of any cysts on ovaries ever made.
203342 tn?1328740807 One less thing to worry about! I did have a colon resection almost 2 years because I had a constriction so maybe things are acting up again. It's just so hard to tell!
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 ), 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 I was able to schedule my colonoscopy for this past Tuesday, the 27th. However, after doing the Miralax/Dulcolax prep, it was discovered that my colon had barely been cleaned out. So, I was told to drink two bottles of the magnesium citrate and after about 8 hours, I had my first episode and after a sleepless night, was cleared out completely. Per my colonoscopy report, I have a totally healthy, clean and clear colon.
Avatar f tn The most I have gone in a day is 4 times (and it was not loose or abnormal and it only happened once recently), but I thought it was due to the extreme stress I was under. After reading through the Crohn's online website, I seem to just be experiencing just the complications- Chronic anal fissures, An abscess and a resulting draining fistula, which has not been repaired yet.
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 n tn Been diagnosed with IBS when I was much younger, now diverticulitis. Had colon resection last February, continued having left lower abd. pain, gyn did total hysterectomy in July due to endometriosis. Also, multiple cysts with one that they thought at the time was a neoplasm. Initially I had a reduction in pain. Since surgery have had more problems with constipation, bloating, pain in Left lower abd. as well as pain in same area on my back.
945764 tn?1245699789 I always thought I was just run ragged from being the mother of 2 small children and those 2 other symptoms were a coincidence. But, I too, could sleep all day if I did not have to chase after my 4 year old and 18 month old. After I knew once and for all, it became a bit of a relief just to know why these things were happening (after I just accepted 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 f tn My 44 year old husband had an emergency sigmoid colon resection done for diverticulitis with a ruptured abscess, and has a colostomy. I am a nurse. Because he would not look at the stoma post op, I took pictures of the stoma each time I changed the flange/wafer to show him (he was able to look at those so I could show him what I was doing). His stoma was initially flat...
Avatar n tn When I was first dx in 1970 I had no pain whatsoever,just severe weight loss and diarrhea, but on laparotomy surgery (no scopes then) I had some 15 different areas of my small intestines ulcerated and with crypt abscesses. The disease has now spread to my large colon and I have a stricture that probably means surgical resection. You don't want to mess with Crohn's!! Please go and see a doctor - the problem willl not just go away no matter how much you will it to. Take care, Liz.
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 Complications after transurethral resection of prostatic adenoma (complications after prostate surgery) Ozone therapy may reduce the amount of inflammation following prostate surgery. However, very few studies have shown ozone to be an effective anti-inflammatory agent. Dental infections Ozone therapy may be antiseptic and prevent some infections.