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Unread 05-11-2004, 12:21 PM
colorectal surgeon?

Hi girls one of the doc's that my old uro is forwarding me on to is a colorectal surgeon because she feels that my defect may be in that area and is just pulling the bladder down with it (apparently same set of supports??)

I just wondered if anyone had seen one and what to expect.....this one makes me a little nervous

thanks!
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Unread 05-11-2004, 06:19 PM
colorectal surgeon?

Hi (((Gidge)))) I have yet to see a colorectal surgeon, but wanted to send s your way. It does make sense that the bladder and bowers (as well as the uterus) all have the same support system, considering all the problems we tend to have in those areas
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Unread 05-11-2004, 07:06 PM
colorectal surgeon?

Well ((Gidge))... I have seen a colorectal surgeon

My doctor sent me because he wanted to check and make sure there wasn't anything going on in my colon that might be causing my pain problems. I asked the nurse what the difference was between a colorectal surgeon and a gastroenterologist.... she said the colorectal docs work specifically on the large colon, sigmoid colon, etc (use imagination ). The GI doctors tend to work on the upper part of the digestive track.... but some do work on all of it... and then I think there is also a specialty called a proctologist... and I think they deal specifically with the rear end.

So, for example, had the doctor found endo in my colon, my GYN probably would have organized a surgery with himself and the colorectal surgeon.

When I went, the doctor did a sigmoidoscopy at the first visit. It was OK. I am just glad that I didn't have to go back repeatedly.



Sarah
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Unread 05-12-2004, 10:25 AM
colorectal surgeon?

thanks for the replies girls

I'm just a little nervous as to what to expect during the appointment "examination wise" etc......but if it's going to help I"m all for it I guess!!
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Unread 05-12-2004, 11:00 AM
colorectal surgeon?

((((Gidge)))))

Well, the great news is that you are being seen by doctors again! Should have happened sooner, but I'll focus on the positive.

If you are wondering what to expect, why not call the docs nurse ahead of time and just ask her/him what is on the schedule/normal procedure. May effect what you wear, whether or not you shave your legs, etc I try to wear stuff that is two piece if I am only going to have to remove the bottom half. Its a valid question.

When my sister saw a surgeon for a surgery consult about removing a growth from her bowel, she was really shocked when they told her to remove everything below the waist. She thought that since she had the colonoscopy, it would just be a discussion of the test results. My point is, had she asked, she would have prepared herself mentally.

I hope your CR surgeon is compassionate, intelligent, and overall great!

s
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Unread 05-12-2004, 01:11 PM
colorectal surgeon?

thanks Michelle, I know the uro's office told me that he would see me at the Outpatient Clinic at one of our hospitals and I was concerned that maybe he was going to haul off and perform a procedure on me or something and she said no that he would "examine" me.....so I'm not sure what that means....... and am not looking forward to it, however like I say if it means I get fixed .....let's do it! :dance2:
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