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A 32-year-old female asked:

I had a laparoscopic colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis surgery on 1/18 and i am experiencing cramping when i lay down and at night. is this normal?

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Dr. Olaf Johansen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 37 years experience
Still early: Our surgery was only a few weeks ago, give it a few more weeks and i suspect things will get better.
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Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 18 years experience
Maybe: Could be rapid transit of intestinal contents or bloating from gas. See your GI or surgeon for evaluation. Take fiber wafers or gasx.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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