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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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Try putting more Fiber in the mush. And try changing what you eat - it is probably a food intolerance

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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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