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Thin stools after colorectal surgery
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jtu248 posted:
Hello,
It has been over 2 months since I had my reversal and over 7 months since my LAR (removing a portion of the rectum) surgery was done but I still continue to have thin pencil like or even flat ribbon like stools.
My CEA and physical exams have been coming out normal.
I am really worried and was wondering if someone could offer their opinions on this.
Jack
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ike1954 responded:
If you had a resection - the site of the re-connection may
napkin ring the bowels - squeeze it like a napking in one
of the fancy rings. I have this still after 2 years. It is verrryyyy sslowly getting a tad better..My doc said "More fiber" - well when you have to be on your feet at a security check point for
8 hours a day - "more fiber" just does not comnpute.. My surgeon did a flex-syg scope and actually showed me the stricture on a tv sreen.
ike
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46Hope responded:
Hello jtu248: I had that problem after my resection, I complained 2 my gastroenterologist she advised do a blow-up oof air in the intestines but had to do it several times on intervals of weeks. That is a possibility if really bother you, talk to your Dr. when can be done have to wait some time after surgery I think, I never did it. I hope this help. Good luck.


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