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I am three weeks postop. Since merging into my 2nd phase with some mushy foods, I've been having diarrhea for 4 consecutive days. I tried going back to my first phase and even taking Imodium AD tablets to ease the pain. And yes I am getting in plenty of fluids since knowing that diarrhea causes dehydration. Not sure what to do at this time. I am walking up every morning at 6am by this uncomfortable abdominal pain. I only feel better after bowl movement of what it seemw to be Water based. If anyone has experience something similar please help. I will be reaching out to my doctor on Tueaday if this persists.

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I'm wondering if you've developed a food intolerance (??). Some people become lactose intolerant after surgery. It's often temporary - but sometimes not. Although it could be something else (food-related or not). Yes - I'd definitely call the doctor if it persists.

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7 hours ago, PerezL84 said:

I am three weeks postop. Since merging into my 2nd phase with some mushy foods, I've been having diarrhea for 4 consecutive days. I tried going back to my first phase and even taking Imodium AD tablets to ease the pain. And yes I am getting in plenty of fluids since knowing that diarrhea causes dehydration. Not sure what to do at this time. I am walking up every morning at 6am by this uncomfortable abdominal pain. I only feel better after bowl movement of what it seemw to be Water based. If anyone has experience something similar please help. I will be reaching out to my doctor on Tueaday if this persists.

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call your dietician they can usually give really good tips for this problem which they have seen many times and actually resolved before I am sure. I hope you get to feeling better.

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On 9/6/2020 at 4:40 AM, PerezL84 said:

I am three weeks postop. Since merging into my 2nd phase with some mushy foods, I've been having diarrhea for 4 consecutive days. I tried going back to my first phase and even taking Imodium AD tablets to ease the pain. And yes I am getting in plenty of fluids since knowing that diarrhea causes dehydration. Not sure what to do at this time. I am walking up every morning at 6am by this uncomfortable abdominal pain. I only feel better after bowl movement of what it seemw to be Water based. If anyone has experience something similar please help. I will be reaching out to my doctor on Tueaday if this persists.

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I am having the exact same issue. I have posted like crazy in the thread called Dumping that is trending. I am also 3 weeks out and as soon as I started purées my morning consists of cramps, chills, sweating and toilet. Sometimes 10 minS, sometimes an hour :(

I was just screened for bacterial infection, negative, so they’re thinking lactose intolerance. What did you do to work through it? I have to be back at work on Monday and I am developing some very negative feelings about the bathroom and eating in general. Today I only got in 250 calories because I was so focus on Water, Gatorade zero, and pedialyte. I’m really just hitting a mental wall. I’ve had 3 or 4 imodiums today and they don’t seem to do anything.

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I am three weeks postop. Since merging into my 2nd phase with some mushy foods, I've been having diarrhea for 4 consecutive days. I tried going back to my first phase and even taking Imodium AD tablets to ease the pain. And yes I am getting in plenty of fluids since knowing that diarrhea causes dehydration. Not sure what to do at this time. I am walking up every morning at 6am by this uncomfortable abdominal pain. I only feel better after bowl movement of what it seemw to be Water based. If anyone has experience something similar please help. I will be reaching out to my doctor on Tueaday if this persists.
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I am having that same problem I been having it every since got out hospital 16 days ago 14days of diarrhea.

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On 9/17/2020 at 9:26 PM, Zom B said:

I am having the exact same issue. I have posted like crazy in the thread called Dumping that is trending. I am also 3 weeks out and as soon as I started purées my morning consists of cramps, chills, sweating and toilet. Sometimes 10 minS, sometimes an hour :(

I was just screened for bacterial infection, negative, so they’re thinking lactose intolerance. What did you do to work through it? I have to be back at work on Monday and I am developing some very negative feelings about the bathroom and eating in general. Today I only got in 250 calories because I was so focus on Water, Gatorade zero, and pedialyte. I’m really just hitting a mental wall. I’ve had 3 or 4 imodiums today and they don’t seem to do anything.

Your doctor can give you something called bentyl to try that might help

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On 10/14/2020 at 9:16 AM, tarotcardreader said:

Your doctor can give you something called bentyl to try that might help

That was a month ago. I saw my Dr and he put me on a modified BRAT diet, Fiber, and Potassium. I ended up so constipated that I spent a day in urgent care and the next 3 days doing enemy’s and Miralax multiple times. I have a hunch I have a small bowel blockage because the gas is painful and smells bad like post op gas. Same with BM’s.

I had to have another CT and they found a 13mm gallstone so I have gallbladder surgery in my future 😕

My team has no clue why I’ve encountered so many problematic complications. I was supposed to be a slam dunk. Under 40, only apnea for pre existing conditions and took no meds before this. Guess we all got arrogant and the universe was like “Hey, catch!” LOL.

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4 hours ago, Zom B said:

That was a month ago. I saw my Dr and he put me on a modified BRAT diet, Fiber, and Potassium. I ended up so constipated that I spent a day in urgent care and the next 3 days doing enemy’s and Miralax multiple times. I have a hunch I have a small bowel blockage because the gas is painful and smells bad like post op gas. Same with BM’s.

I had to have another CT and they found a 13mm gallstone so I have gallbladder surgery in my future 😕

My team has no clue why I’ve encountered so many problematic complications. I was supposed to be a slam dunk. Under 40, only apnea for pre existing conditions and took no meds before this. Guess we all got arrogant and the universe was like “Hey, catch!” LOL.

Lol welcome to the miralax club which im prob lifetime member of. When you say doctor are you talking about your surgeon or your primary care? Did you get the stone even with taking ursodil post op? I was thinking that med might b causing constipation. I had a ct today too so ill find out shortly. Im thinking few minor bumps then smooth sailing for us hopefully :)

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3 hours ago, tarotcardreader said:

Lol welcome to the Miralax club which im prob lifetime member of. When you say doctor are you talking about your surgeon or your primary care? Did you get the stone even with taking ursodil post op? I was thinking that med might b causing constipation. I had a ct today too so ill find out shortly. Im thinking few minor bumps then smooth sailing for us hopefully :)

We’re basically complication twins, Hahaha.

I’ll probably also be a Miralax lifer. When I say Dr, I mean surgeon as my PCP has little experience with WLS and prefers I defer to my surgeon.
He won’t let me try fruit options like prunes to loosen my stool due to high sugar/dumping so I’ll def always be on something.

YES! I was on Ursodil for weeks and it didn’t nothing to prevent my stone. Let me know how your CT goes. I ended up find out out I also have cysts in my lady region which might explain the terrible period pains I’ve been having.

Best of luck to you too :)

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2 hours ago, Zom B said:

We’re basically complication twins, Hahaha.

I’ll probably also be a Miralax lifer. When I say Dr, I mean surgeon as my PCP has little experience with WLS and prefers I defer to my surgeon.
He won’t let me try fruit options like prunes to loosen my stool due to high sugar/dumping so I’ll def always be on something.

YES! I was on Ursodil for weeks and it didn’t nothing to prevent my stone. Let me know how your CT goes. I ended up find out out I also have cysts in my lady region which might explain the terrible period pains I’ve been having.

Best of luck to you too :)

I went today and was told to double up on sienna twice a day with the miralax and an extra 100 mg ducl at lunch. I did buy prunes to try one because another lady here really likes them and suggested it to me. Also found out i have a probably cyst on my ovary 3cm but will take that info to primary doc because the ct recommended a ultrasound on it. Other than that i have an anatomically longer colon (learned today) which is probably the reason for the extra difficulty. You are right twinsies with the cysts too lol

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