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07-19-2017, 08:40 AM   #1
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Still Loose after Surgery

Hi all

I had resection surgery about 5 years ago now. I have the ileum removed which I know removes the ability to absorb bile acids.

Ever since the operation i have struggled with watery/loose stools that absolutely stink!

I have tried a few things although nothing seems to work, I have tried Questran, Cholestagel and Imodium.
They all work a little a bit but certainly not a long term solution

I dont have any other serious Crohns issues (im on Humira as well) however any advice on how to slow/firm up my bowels would be much appreciated
07-19-2017, 11:43 PM   #2
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I would think I'd be talking with your doctor or clinic. If you still haven't gotten better after this long, I'd think something is wrong. Even if you can get a hold of an advice nurse, it'd be a good thing...

I hope something can be done for you soon. Please keep us updated. Sending lots of hugs your way.
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