Risks of bowel surgery As with any major operation, surgery for bowel cancer has risks. These may include infection, bleeding, blood clots, damage to nearby organs, or leaking from the joins between the remaining parts of the bowel.
What are the complications of colon resection?
Colon Resection ComplicationsA leak between the joined sections of your colon.Bleeding in your intestines.Incision breaking open (dehiscence)Infection.Injury to your bladder, ureters or blood vessels.Intestines pushing through the incision into your belly (incisional hernia)
How long does it take to fully recover from colon surgery?
After 1 to 2 weeks, you may be able to get back to most of your normal routine, such as walking and working. Dont try to lift anything over 10 pounds or do intense exercise until you get your doctors OK. It usually takes around 6 weeks to recover fully.
Is having a colostomy bag considered a disability?
Although these patients must use a colostomy, the SSA does not consider an uncomplicated colostomy to be a disability, because most people with a colostomy can continue their normal activities once they have healed from surgery.