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    Crazy/Frequent bowel movements
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    jtu248 posted:
    I just recently had a temporary ileostomy reversal and have 10-20 bowel movements in a day and was wondering how did people
    control the same.I am taking metamucil twice a day and imodium as needed but does not seem to help much.
    My surgery was done 3 weeks back and was diagnosed with stage 2 rectal cancer and had chemo/radiation before surgery.
    Would appreciate your help
    Jack
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    oregon responded:
    Had the same problem.With the help of a nurse care manager we got it somewhat under controll. Used serious frequent doses of Lomotil. In addition had to add an anti spasmatic, such as Donnetil...there is another commonly used drug as well but I forget the name. There were bad side effects with the anti spasmatic but continued it until the frequent bowel movements got under control...took about 2 months. Had trouble for about a year after that and now continue to have bowel trouble, 4 yrs after the resection.
    It is important to get this under controll asap...good luck


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