gm419701 karma2021-03-25 19:51:14 UTC
In the case of my wife, can anything be done at this point to lower or even prevent the incidents of bowel obstruction? Could further surgery be an answer?
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gm419701 karma2021-03-25 19:24:54 UTC
My wife is a colorectal cancer suvivor, going on 19 years now. One of the lasting side effects of her cancer is almost yearly bowel obstructions that require an NG tube to alleviate. We know that the obstructions are due to the resection surgery where a part of her colon and, of course, the cancer were removed. The surgery left scars which are the reasons for the ongoing obstructions. I have 2 questions: 1) Can anything be done to prevent these obstructions? Have been told my multiple doctors that diet has no effect and it “just happens” and 2) has surgical techniques improved to reduce or even eliminate this scarring?
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