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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).

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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Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more


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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

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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How long should it be before you have a bm after a sidgmoid colectomy?

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

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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Post colectomy instructions...Diet, sex, return to work?

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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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?

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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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 ?

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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