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Long-term diarrhea seven years after total colectomy.


Mon, January 11, 2021 3:00 PM

After living with Colitis for 19 years, I had a total colectomy.

Seven years later, I'm still having 12-15 bowel movements a day, including through the night.

I take 4 Imodium a day.

How do others deal with long-term diarrhea? I find it exhausting and depressing.

I just started Metamucil, hoping that will help.

I read that a low glycemic index diet can help by slowing down digestion.

Any advice is welcome, thanks!

FPO sasigler
Joined Jul 27, 2018

Fri, November 26, 2021 1:04 AM

Reply posted for sasigler.

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FPO looney
Joined Nov 25, 2021

Thu, November 25, 2021 11:13 PM

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FPO Alexpogi
Joined Nov 25, 2021

Sat, January 30, 2021 3:52 PM

Reply posted for sasigler.

I had your exact same problem. Turns out after the collectomy, which did get rid,of the colitis, I developed Crohns.  Have your gastroenterologist check. There are meds and treatments for crohns. Also, check,for,anemia. All that diarrhea I was passing blood. Ended up needing five pints infusion.

FPO charbs
Joined Oct 31, 2016

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