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Diarrhea post surgery

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Try pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate): or imodium (loperamide) to relive diarrhea. If diarrhea persists despite these measures,see your doctor

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Concerning: Bloody loose stools may be caused by a C Diff infection which is usually picked up in hospitalized patients, especially if they were given antibiotics... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Can be. : You may have a constant slow dribbling of bile into your intestines now that the gallbladder is gone. This can result in loose stools. Here are some ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Have your doctor: check you out for colitis related to antibiotic use or even a delayed abdominal infection.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Depends: How much and what segment was resected. Could be an infectious diarrhea. Call your surgeon.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Call your doc: Don't know you, what kind of surgery you have had. You clearly have health issues that need to be addressed. Call your doc.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
No: The diskectomy surgery itself is not known to be associated with diarrehea. You might be having a reaction to medications that you may have been give... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
It depends: Some people never have trouble with it, and some have near constant problems. See how you do in the first 6 week after, though it often gets better a... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
General Surgery 23 years experience
Variable time: Some people have no diarrhea afterwards. Of those that do, it usually resolves after a few weeks. Avoiding fatty and fried foods usually helps. If ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Appendectomy: By itself is not a common cause of diarrhea. Your surgeon should look for another cause such as infections. Consult with him regarding you diarrhea ... Read More

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