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Dr. Randy Baker
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
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Can i take in protein powder? As i can only have low fibre diet due to i had done a total colectomy(large intestine).

Dr. Randy Baker
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
35 years in practice
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Can i take in protein powder? As i can only have low fibre diet due to i had done a total colectomy(large intestine).

Yes: A pure protein powder has no fiber at all. There are many types of protein powder. If from soy make sure it is non-gmo soy. If whey try to find one from grass-fed cows not given hormones or antibiotics and processed at low temperature such as whey cool by designs for health. Protein powder from hemp seeds is another good choice though make sure it is a pure protein powder without fiber. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Charles Vinocur
Board Certified, Pediatric Surgery
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How long should it be before you have a bm after a sidgmoid colectomy?

Dr. Charles Vinocur
Board Certified, Pediatric Surgery
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How long should it be before you have a bm after a sidgmoid colectomy?

Varies: This depends on the reason for the colectomy, the approach used. In general, one should be stool within a matter of days. If not, it is possible that there is another reason at work and further evaluation should occur. If you have been operated upon many times before, the operation may have been difficult and slow you intestine is slow to recover. The length of time postoperatively is importan. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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Hi, I am 6 months out of Colectomy surgery, with multiple follow up surgeries, What causes pain in lower left side after this long? I have 1Ft. of col

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Hi, I am 6 months out of Colectomy surgery, with multiple follow up surgeries, What causes pain in lower left side after this long? I have 1Ft. of col

Maybe adhesions?: Causes of recurrent llq abdominal discomfort may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risk factors? ...Read more

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Dr. Emil Shakov
Board Certified, Aesthetic Medicine
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Uncontrolled watery stool after partial colectomy; is it normal and if so for how long?

Dr. Emil Shakov
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Uncontrolled watery stool after partial colectomy; is it normal and if so for how long?

Maybe: Could be infectious from c diff. Have that ruled out first. If that is negative you could take immodium or fiber wafers to treat and slow down transit of stool. ...Read more

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
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Dr. Emil Shakov
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Post colectomy instructions...Diet, sex, return to work?

Dr. Emil Shakov
Board Certified, Aesthetic Medicine
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Post colectomy instructions...Diet, sex, return to work?

They are: And should have been instructed to you by the surgeon. We all have our own preferences for these things. Depends on how extensive and what portion of colon for diet . But my patients are usually at regular before leaving hospital. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Sternberg
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
44 years in practice
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I had a total colectomy over 20 years ago, any special diet that i need to follow now that I am on my fortys?

Dr. Daniel Sternberg
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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I had a total colectomy over 20 years ago, any special diet that i need to follow now that I am on my fortys?

Colectomy and diet.: What is your family doctor telling you when you go in for your routine physical? ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Zimon
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Dr. Robert Varady
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Following a right hemi-colectomy in 2012 I have a lot of smelly flatulence. I don't have a high fibre diet. Is this related to the operation?

Dr. Robert Varady
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Following a right hemi-colectomy in 2012 I have a lot of smelly flatulence.  I don't have a high fibre diet. Is this related to the operation?

Simethicon might hel: It probably is due to the surgery. You might want to try something with simethicon to at least diminish the flatulence. Avid foods that might lead to gas. ...Read more

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Dr. Emil Shakov
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Got total colectomy 4years ago, dairy gives my very running stool. Im hooked on crinkle cut chips! stool is very yellow. Iron is low. Any advise ?

Dr. Emil Shakov
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Got total colectomy 4years ago, dairy gives my very running stool. Im hooked on crinkle cut chips! stool is very yellow. Iron is low. Any advise  ?

Use lactaid: That will help with dairy intolerance. Stools yellow sounds like fatty stools, try fiber wafers or immodium to slow down the transit. You need to make sure iron deficiency isn't from anemia, get stool blood test to rule out, if negative than you need supplemental iron. ...Read more

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