Side Effects After Appendicitis Surgery?
hello doctor. I am 14 years old.
Hello, thanks for the question.
Colostomy is an action to make a channel from the intestine to the abdominal wall that aims as a place to release feces or feces. This colostomy is usually performed on patients who have intestinal disorders that are not possible to defecate through the anus, such as patients with intestinal infections, perforation or obstruction of the intestine, chron disease, malignancy in the digestive tract, and others. After the condition of the intestine has been judged good enough, then the intestinal closure surgery can be done. A few days after the closing operation, usually the condition of the intestine has not been able to function as normal, defecation may still be a little difficult, this is because the body needs time to adapt as before. In addition, it can also be the effect of anesthetic drugs used during surgery, but usually only lasts for a few days. To facilitate the bowel movement, you should eat foods rich in fiber, such as vegetables and fruits, increase fluid intake, exercise regularly, and get enough rest. If defecation still does not occur after 1 week of fasting, you should consult back to the surgeon who performed the surgery on you. The doctor will conduct a thorough examination and provide appropriate treatment according to your current condition.
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