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Search found 49 matches
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Diverticulitis /Sigmoid colon removal
Replies: 1
Views: 988

Re: Diverticulitis /Sigmoid colon removal

No you are not being paranoid if your symptoms have changed. It is difficult to say whether this is related to your previous surgery or just as a result of ongoing constipation. It is more common in women to have anatomical problems and pelvic floor weakness (eg such as a rectocele/following childbi...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: general
Topic: idiopathic gut dismotility
Replies: 1
Views: 905

Re: idiopathic gut dismotility

Depending on the exact nature of the problem - there may be some ways to help your symptoms. This may involve medication to stimulate the gut motility (prokinetics), to relieve muscle spasm or constipation, and sometimes medications to decrease the sensitivity of the bowel. Dietary changes can also ...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: bowel incontinence
Topic: Bowel incontinence
Replies: 1
Views: 892

Re: Bowel incontinence

It is important to give this time - as with any exercise or new regime it can take time and effort to start to see the benefits. Also important to let your biofeedback/pelvic floor specialist nurse know about your concerns - there may be more room to optimise the other measures to help the biofeedba...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: general
Topic: Colon Impaction & Constipation Overflow
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

Re: Colon Impaction & Constipation Overflow

This is a very challenging issue. A regular habit/pattern of bowel movements, optimising diet and fluid intake as well as laxatives are the more conservative measures. Irrigation is often used when more conservative measures have failed - and the effects can vary from person to person. There is a sm...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: artificial nutrition
Topic: artificial nutrition
Replies: 1
Views: 1138

Re: artificial nutrition

A lot of the current research is aimed at the pathophysiology ie understanding the disease, as it is still poorly understood. Generally the role of surgery has remained controversial such as bypass surgery and has a limited role. Sometimes venting surgical or endoscopic procedures can help with symp...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: Constipation & migraines
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: Constipation & migraines

One thing that can contribute to both is a poor oral fluid intake - so keep well hydrated! Eight cups of non-caffeinated fluid (not including fizzy drinks or alcohol!) is a good start.
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: Weird Poo!
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Re: Weird Poo!

Hi, A change in bowel habit can be associated with bowel cancer, however in your case the likelihood is small - given your age... but you DO need to see your GP about this. GP's (and specialists) deal with this kind of problem all the time - and their main concern will be trying to get to root of th...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: general
Topic: IBS
Replies: 2
Views: 939

Re: IBS

Whilst often the symptoms are not due to an underlying organic disease, it is important to rule this out in certain situations, for example blood tests to check for anaemia, raised markers of inflammation and an antibody test for coeliac disease. Whilst haemorrhoids are often associated with constip...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Rectal cancer surgery and bowel function
Replies: 1
Views: 901

Re: Rectal cancer surgery and bowel function

Dear Jane, I hope he is recovering well, a tough thing to go through mentally and physically. Regards to the quality of his bowel function this may partly related to exactly what surgery he had done and how much of his bowel was removed. There is every chance his bowel function will be normal or clo...
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