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Is it normal to have daily diarrhea after hiatal hernia surgery and on a pureed diet?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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In brief: Not normal.

C.difficile enterocolitis is a possibility.
Often peri-operative antibiotics adversely affect the bacterial content of the colon resulting in an overgrowth of a bug called clostridium difficile. This causes inflammationc of the colon lining with resultant severe diarrhea. Stool culture is needed to make confirm the diagnosis. But if diagnostic tests are positive, vancomycin and/or Flagyl is used.

In brief: Not normal.

C.difficile enterocolitis is a possibility.
Often peri-operative antibiotics adversely affect the bacterial content of the colon resulting in an overgrowth of a bug called clostridium difficile. This causes inflammationc of the colon lining with resultant severe diarrhea. Stool culture is needed to make confirm the diagnosis. But if diagnostic tests are positive, vancomycin and/or Flagyl is used.
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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Mark Pack
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In brief: Not typically

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Not a typical post-op occurrence. Could be related to any antibiotics received causing an alteration in GI Flora. Eat some yogurt to try to restore normal interstinal bacteria, See your doctor if it continues.

In brief: Not typically

Need more information to be able to help.
Not a typical post-op occurrence. Could be related to any antibiotics received causing an alteration in GI Flora. Eat some yogurt to try to restore normal interstinal bacteria, See your doctor if it continues.
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