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My question is: if I had my entire small bowel removed to

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My question is: if I had my entire small bowel removed to treat reoccurring bouts of small bowell sepsis, how would I get rid of waste material since my colon doesn’t work?
Could a J-tube Or G-tube be used to drain out stomach secreations?
Or would I need a stoma higher up the bowel because I know in order to maintain life a person needs a certain amount of small intestine left
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Charogat replied 2 years ago.
Dr.Customer:

Hi,

Dr.Customer:

The amount of small intestine needed is in order for your body to be able to absorb nutrients. That is the primary role of the small intestine.

Dr.Customer:

Your colon is your large bowel and still working.

Dr.Customer:

Does this help?

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Do you have any further questions or require further elaboration on this?

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I will be logging off my computer soon but should be back tomorrow morning.

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G-d Bless