how long low residue diet after colectomy

Can i take in protein powder? As i can only have low fibre diet due to i had done a total colectomy(large intestine).

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Dr. Randy S. Baker
Holistic Medicine
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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.

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

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Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine
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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
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How long should it be before you have a bm after a sidgmoid colectomy?

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Dr. Charles D. Vinocur
Pediatric Surgery
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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
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Low salt diet

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Whenever you do add salt, add it at the end of cooking so you can taste it.

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

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Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine
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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
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Giving Palliative Care

Do's And Don'ts

Tube feeding or intravenous fluids at the end of life cause more suffering and pain than needed.

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I have low neutrophils level, low vitamin D, have had a right colectomy due to carcinoid. Thoughts?

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Dr. Thomas G. Fiala
Plastic Surgery
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Probably unrelated.


Low vitamin D levels are very common. Probably unrelated to your carcinoid tumor & colectomy.
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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 ?

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Dr. Emil Shakov
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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
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Since hemi-colectomy 2 mo ago, now blood sugar high(despite time release glucophage). Is problem that it is not in GI tract long enough to work?

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Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine
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Could be


Glucophage may be absorbed in small intestine? Sugary could be high if your cortisol is elevated due to your adrenals neigh stressed from surgery. Could be your diet is too high in carbohydrates. Best to try low glycemic index carbs
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Constipation after a colectomy?

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Could be ileus or obstruction depending on timing after surgery. Also is taking lots of narcotics this can leadto constipation. Best is to see surgeon
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Acidic feces after a total colectomy?

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Dr. Charles D. Vinocur
Pediatric Surgery
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It depends on the reconstruction. If you have a J pouch and the contents are moving through rapidly and you have not adapted, a patient may have many stools per day and the area around the anus may be raw. Local treament with creams to the area are helpful. If it remains, your doctor can add things to thicken the stool or medicine to slow it done until you adapt. Good luck
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