The Impact Of Surgery Connecting The Intestine To The Anus?
Excuse me, my father has been suffering from diabetes for a long time, in his anus was bleeding and until the coma turned out to have a digestion of my father’s infection, then my father was operated on and had to remove his stool using a culostomy bag. Then the father operated on to reconnect the large intestine to the anus. But some time my father’s stool fluid was too much (liquid) and difficult to hold. Sometimes eating 1 time outside the house even had to be wary. My father is also difficult to resist to pass wind. What is the solution ? Is this the impact of infection? Or an operation error?
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Reconnection of the intestine after colostomy is called a stoma reversal surgery. This operation is performed if the patient has an intact rectum, has good anal muscle control and there is no active disease in the rectum and large intestine and his general health condition is good for surgery. Surely your father's surgeon has examined this and has already carried out a series of tests before the operation. The time varies, mostly done 3-12 weeks after making a stoma / hole in the stomach.
After surgery, it is natural that during the first few months bowel control has not been good. Maybe there will be defecation that is difficult to control, constipation / difficult CHAPTER, gas accumulation or gas that can not be controlled. Sometimes it can also be painful during bowel movements or feeling dissatisfied after bowel movements. This is usually reasonable because previously the muscles to control the bowel movement and pass the wind were inactive for a while. Usually the control will improve in a few months. Staying active (but avoiding heavy lifting the first 6-8 weeks) can help the bowel movements return to normal.
To help, initially you can eat foods that are low in fiber first if the stool is runny. Bananas, mashed potatoes, jelly can help solidify the stool. Alcohol, caffeinated drinks, high-fiber vegetables, spicy and fatty foods can cause diarrhea / defecation so that the healing period can be avoided / limited in advance. Because feces that are difficult to control may be difficult to keep the anus clean, but it must still be considered clean and keep the skin around the anus for example by using salepzinc. Some sports such as Kegel exercises can help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to be stronger and help control bowel movements.
Complications of joint surgery include intestinal obstruction, leakage, infection, and adhesions. If your father has complaints such as unbearable pain, bowel control is getting worse instead of getting better, there is bleeding during bowel movements, you should immediately go to the surgeon in charge for further examination.