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Bowel operation may be performedtwo ways. The first involves making a wide cut along the area and perform anopen surgery. The second requires several small incisions to be made along theabdominal area and, by using special instruments the operation is performedtrough those incisions only.

Bowel operation, in most casesinvolves removal of a part of the colon which is damaged by cancer or a similardisease. After removal, surgeons make sure that the cancer has not spread anyfurther and connect the remaining parts of colon by using stitches or otherprocedures. However, sometimes, due to various causes, the colon cannot bereattached. Then as a permanent or a part time solution a bag is connected tothe end of the bowel and all the waste is expelled there. The bag is lateremptied and a new one is applied.

After the operation, hospitalizedrecovery takes place. All the medications are applied intravenously and thepatient is applied various compressors and bandages to keep the bloodcirculation high since it decreases the danger of complications appearing.

After a certain period of time,when the patient has recovered enough to feed on his or her own, he or sheneeds to intake moderate amounts of fluid while still having a catheterattached to collect the expelled urine.

While in home treatment, thepatient should avoid straining during bowel movement to prevent any damage tothe reconnected colon. Pain control is crucial, since pain can cause bowelcontractions and may provoke damage. The recovery period lasts for about 12week during which keeping in touch with the doctor is a must.

Unfortunately, as with anysurgical procedure, there are numerous complications that can take place duringthe recovery period. Pain and scar from the incisions made are the first. Thereis danger of internal bleeding, various infections affecting the bowels orspreading to other organs. The reattached colon may get disconnected damagingthe internal organs, possibly leading to death. Nerve damage may occur, ifnerves were damaged during the surgery. This may be curable but may also causepermanent damage to the patient's bladder or sex organs.

If the procedure involves makingsmaller incisions, like mentioned at the very beginning of this article, it maygo unexpectedly wrong and and open surgery may be necessary.

Many things may go wrong, butmany things are wrong as long as the surgery is a must in the first place.Although there are many risks mentioned here, these are mere possibilities andmost of the times the side effects of bowel surgeries are minor and easilytreatable.

Bowel operation may beperformed two ways. The first involves making a wide cut along the area andperform an open surgery. The second requires several small incisions to be madealong the abdominal area and, by using special instruments the operation isperformed trough those incisions only.

Bowel operation, in most casesinvolves removal of a part of the colon which is damaged by cancer or a similardisease. After removal, surgeons make sure that the cancer has not spread anyfurther and connect the remaining parts of colon by using stitches or otherprocedures. However, sometimes, due to various causes, the colon cannot bereattached. Then as a permanent or a part time solution a bag is connected tothe end of the bowel and all the waste is expelled there. The bag is lateremptied and a new one is applied.

After the operation, hospitalizedrecovery takes place. All the medications are applied intravenously and thepatient is applied various compressors and bandages to keep the bloodcirculation high since it decreases the danger of complications appearing.

After a certain period of time,when the patient has recovered enough to feed on his or her own, he or sheneeds to intake moderate amounts of fluid while still having a catheterattached to collect the expelled urine.

While in home treatment, thepatient should avoid straining during bowel movement to prevent any damage tothe reconnected colon. Pain control is crucial, since pain can cause bowelcontractions and may provoke damage. The recovery period lasts for about 12week during which keeping in touch with the doctor is a must.

Unfortunately, as with anysurgical procedure, there are numerous complications that can take place duringthe recovery period. Pain and scar from the incisions made are the first. Thereis danger of internal bleeding, various infections affecting the bowels orspreading to other organs. The reattached colon may get disconnected damagingthe internal organs, possibly leading to death. Nerve damage may occur, ifnerves were damaged during the surgery. This may be curable but may also causepermanent damage to the patient's bladder or sex organs.

If the procedure involves makingsmaller incisions, like mentioned at the very beginning of this article, it maygo unexpectedly wrong and and open surgery may be necessary.

Many things may go wrong, butmany things are wrong as long as the surgery is a must in the first place.Although there are many risks mentioned here, these are mere possibilities andmost of the times the side effects of bowel surgeries are minor and easilytreatable.

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