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Do I have to take any supplements after the bcir?

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Dr. Michael Moffa
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Folate (folic acid) should be supplemented due to the loss of some terminal ileum

In brief: Yes

Folate (folic acid) should be supplemented due to the loss of some terminal ileum
Dr. Michael Moffa
Dr. Michael Moffa
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Dr. Chad Morse
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe - B12, vit K

A fiber supplement or laxative (miralax), can help regulate the thickness of your stools.
You may need to supplement vitamin k. No ileum? You may need help with b12. As long as most of your small bowel is still intact, a general multivitamin is likely adequate. Ask your doctor to check vitamin levels once a year with a simple blood test. The doctor who knows your anatomy can help!

In brief: Maybe - B12, vit K

A fiber supplement or laxative (miralax), can help regulate the thickness of your stools.
You may need to supplement vitamin k. No ileum? You may need help with b12. As long as most of your small bowel is still intact, a general multivitamin is likely adequate. Ask your doctor to check vitamin levels once a year with a simple blood test. The doctor who knows your anatomy can help!
Dr. Chad Morse
Dr. Chad Morse
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