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Text - Reflections on the Twists and Turns of My Small Bowel

Reflections on the Twists and Turns of My Small Bowel

Episode 4: Anger By Patrick Doyle To this day, no one has ever been able to identify why my bowel got twisted and caused the blockage which necessitated the emergency surgery. Various explanations included “freak” and “rare” but not totally...

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Text - Reflections on the Twists and Turns of My Small Bowel

Reflections on the Twists and Turns of My Small Bowel

Episode 2: Confusion: Hearing Medical Diagnosis for the First Time By Patrick Doyle So here’s the thing. Doctors don’t speak English. They really don’t. It’s true they use some English words that the rest of us use, but mostly they speak...

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Person - Why Does Moisture Irritate My Skin and What Can I Do About It?

Why Does Moisture Irritate My Skin and What Can I Do About It?

Did you know that moisture can cause your skin to breakdown? Moisture can be caused by drainage from a wound or a stoma, from urine or fecal incontinence or by too much perspiration in the folds of your skin. This damage has a name: moisture-associated skin damage (MASD):  skin breakdown caused by prolonged exposure to moisture.
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Person - Prostate Predicaments Part 2:  Managing Bowel Issues

Prostate Predicaments Part 2:  Managing Bowel Issues

In this week's article we discuss the issues surrounding fecal incontinence post prostate cancer treatment. Bowel incontinence occurs when you leak a small amount of stool or when you have total loss of bowel control.  Unlike urinary incontinence, bowel or fecal incontinence is not expected after prostate surgery. One in five men have their quality of life affected by this complication.

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Human - Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis...What Next?

Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis...What Next?

Incontinence-associated-dermatitis (IAD) is skin damaged from exposure to urine or feces. Irritant dermatitis, perineal dermatitis, perineal rash, diaper or nappy rash or dermatitis, moisture ulcers or moisture lesions are among the many terms used for IAD. All researchers agree treatment must include a structured skin care regimen, but not the old washcloth-soap-and-water standby.

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