Am I passing food too quick?

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ibdoer
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   Posted 4/24/2010 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
 Hey guys. This does not happen all the time but it just happened again and I noticed it.
   Last night I had some chicken and cooked spinach (very well cooked). This was at arounf 9:30pm. I finally went out with friends after a long while and had about 2 glasses of wine.
   This morning I had a BM and I saw some of the spinach I ate last night. (Even before diagnosis greens were always a hit or miss). Sometimes the stool is just green but sometimes I'll see a little (or alot) of undigested spinach in there.
   My BM was at around 11am. So figure about 13 hours transit time. Isnt that too quick?

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 4/24/2010 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I would do the happy dance for a 13 hour transit time. Especially when you ate spinach.
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Ashworthml
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   Posted 4/24/2010 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
join the club mmmnavy!! I eat spinach and I know about within about half an hour!!! I think there a lot of us crohnies that can't even look at spinach let alone eat it! So 13 hours I think is quite reasonable! lol
Michelle 40 years old
Diagnosed with CD 2004 (undiagnosed correctly +- 3 years, wrongly diagnosed with IBS)
Bowel resection 2005
medication: pentasa 500mg , Co-codomol 500mg/32mg codeine
loperamide 2mg (prn - take as many as 10-20 a day)
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 4/24/2010 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Especially when it comes out so quickly (like no kidding within an hour or two) still looks the exact same and you can see your bite marks on it.
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dunny2
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   Posted 4/24/2010 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I think my whole family knows what I've eaten, especially when the (excuse me) toilet doesn't flush the floating
green stuff I may have eaten. My sister has a toilet that refuses to flush properly, no matter how much you do it,
there for my brother-in-law, always shout through to my sister "I see Vicky has been over for a visit". It used to
embarrass me years ago. Now I just tell him,"I like to share" :)
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
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Zanne
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   Posted 4/24/2010 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Its just a fact of the disease, some things will move through more quickly than others. But as the above said, spinach (any green in general), will typically be a quick transit time. I have had a sandwich in the car on my way to the doctor's, less than an hour later I will have to pull over to find a bathroom on my way home so that the lettuce can come out. I didn't even get to bring my lunch home. wink
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


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atctackett
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   Posted 4/25/2010 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I would be ecstatic about 13 hours. If I have lettuce on a sandwich (or the rare occasion when I eat a salad), I'll have undigested lettuce filled stools within 45-90 minutes later. Green beans and corn are the same way. It is just one of the foods I try to avoid most times.
Shawn
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's in July 2005. 2 Bowel Resections in 2008.
Currently taking Pentasa 1000 mg 4X/Day, 6MP 100 mg/day, multivitamin, Lopressor 100 mg/day (Blood Pressure), Remicade IV every 8 weeks, Omeprazole CR 40 mg/day, Lomotil BID, Immodium BID, Cholestyramine 2 grams daily


medieval_peasant
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   Posted 4/25/2010 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Interesting discussion. I have been having the same experience with greens. Are any of the people posting on this topic taking PPI drugs (Protonix, Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium, etc.?). I am and I sometimes think that the reason I see vegetables (greens, carrots, etc) in my stools undigested is because I don't have enough acid, if any, to break them down. Any thoughts?

Grandpato2
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   Posted 4/25/2010 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I had the problem before I started any drug to reduce acid in the stomach. I do take Nexium and have had to since I first started Prednisone.
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


Zanne
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   Posted 4/26/2010 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had the problem since before I was diagnosed. I only had to start taking GERD meds about 10 - 12 years ago, so I don't think that is a factor for me.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


rovin1959
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   Posted 4/26/2010 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Boy,I am with you on the 13 hours! This post is something I have watched for a couple od days. I surely can't be the only one who can go in 13 mins. or less. Please tell me I'm not!!

Mary Lynn


krw135
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   Posted 4/26/2010 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Mary Lynn- you are NOT alone! 13 minutes definitely seems more like it! I would love love love to last 13 hours!! I would never dream of leaving my house to go out after eating leafy greens:) Those are for special nights in only! lol!
Dx with UC in 97, hospital stays monthly, tons of blood transfusion, bowel rest on TPN, prednisone, asacol, sulfa,
99- multiple failed remicade treatments, more hosptial stays
finally in 2001 had enough and had total colectomy (j-pouch) surgery, 1st step was good, then the reversal was not such a breeze, got peritinitis and almost didn't make it.
the rest of 2001-2006 were amazing!
now having problems again- they are thinking Crohns.- have been on Humira with no luck


Grandpato2
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   Posted 4/27/2010 12:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I'd say 3-4 hours for me.
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.

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