Do you ever have formed poo?

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WantRelief
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   Posted 7/14/2010 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you guys ever have formed poo after a bowel resection?  I had a right hemicolectomy in '08 and have had diarrhea ever since. Some days it might be slightly mushy but for the most part it's pretty liquidy.  Does that a sign of a constant flare up or is it just  normal after resection? Sorry for the TMI!!
33 year old female
CD of Terminal Illeum and Rectum Diagnosed 12/04
Unable/Unwilling to use immunosuppressents due to Melanoma history in 2000.
Illeocolonic Resection 1/08  (18 inches of terminal illeum, illeocecal valve, right colon and appendix)
Current Meds: Pentasa, Fosomax, Iron, Vitamin b12 injections, Vicodin as needed, Entocort 6mg for maintanence.
November'09 colonoscopy shows reoccurance at anastamosis and active disease in sigmoid and rectum


dunny2
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   Posted 7/14/2010 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
No. Sometimes the reason is, that when you had your resection, they took the ileo-cecal valve. If you don't know,
then I would ask your doctor, it would be in your surgery notes.
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
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grayeyedblonde
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   Posted 7/14/2010 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a resection a year ago and have never had a formed stool. It ranges from pudding to water in consistency but it's not formed. My dr was shocked that I was still having D but I have always had it even when I was in remission.
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in 1979 at age 13. Bad flare 2008 but no health insurance so I dealt with it. Colonoscopy in July 2009 caused a perforated colon, emergency bowel resection. 2 fistula's, perianal and perivaginal.

Humira, probiotic, a multivitamin, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and fish oil. I also take Tramadol 50 mg and Klonopin (for anxiety) as needed.

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WantRelief
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   Posted 7/14/2010 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you have urgency with your BMs? Like one minute you are fine and the next you have to go NOW? Also, I'm having trouble finishing a meal before I feel the urge to go. It would be nice to make it all the way through eating before heading off to the bathroom.
33 year old female
CD of Terminal Illeum and Rectum Diagnosed 12/04
Unable/Unwilling to use immunosuppressents due to Melanoma history in 2000.
Illeocolonic Resection 1/08  (18 inches of terminal illeum, illeocecal valve, right colon and appendix)
Current Meds: Pentasa, Fosomax, Iron, Vitamin b12 injections, Vicodin as needed, Entocort 6mg for maintanence.
November'09 colonoscopy shows reoccurance at anastamosis and active disease in sigmoid and rectum


MAG102886
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   Posted 7/14/2010 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Very very very rarely do I have formed stool.  I also have to go to the bathroom halfway through a meal as well.
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 23 years old now.
Surgeries:3 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed, 3 Abscess Cleanings, Fistula Repair
Current Meds: Methorexate, Vitamin B12 (injections), Nexium.
Next Surgery: None.
 

sweetnakira
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   Posted 7/14/2010 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I was reading your signature and saw you are on Entocort EC (not sure if you are still on it). When I was on Entocort EC it made my D way worse then before I was on it. It got so bad that a few times I was out and ended up using the bathroom on myself because it wouldn't stay in at all. Since I've been off of it I still have soft stools a D but I am able to run to a bathroom. I've been undertreated for 3 years now and the only medication I am on is Asacol and antibiotics on and off so now I am having rectal issues. Saw GI doctor yesterday and they want me on Remicaid or Humira after I finish 2 weeks of antibiotics (Flagyl and augmentin, I can't take cipro because I am allergic). I am so scared about the Remi or Humira and actually wrote a post today but with the positive responses I am feeling a little better about them. I am basically caught between a rock and a hard place because your not suppose to take Remi or Humira with infection or open wounds and I have 3 seton drains with a lot of drainage but the doctors say that if I don't get on one of the meds I could lose my rectum :-(.

Sorry for writing so much but if you are still on the entocort maybe you should talk to your doctor. I have read other post on here about people who have had the same problem as me on Entocort.....just a thought
37 year old female and a proud mother of 8 kids (5 still living at home) and a very supportive Husband
Found out I had crohn's disease about 3 years ago, I haven't had proper treatment since :-(
Have had rectal abscess and now a rectal fistula, Medications I have taken for crohn's is..... Asacol and Entocort EC......Currently taking....Asacol
Suppose to start Remicaid or Humira when I go back to GI July 27th.....I'm so scared :-(
Seton drain was put in on May 4, 2010....Two more Seton drains put in June 15th :-(
I also suffer from very bad anxiety and panic attacks for over 10 years (after my father passed away)
I have tried almost every medication for it but nothing worked or I had a bad side effect so for the last 6 years have been on xanax 1mg., 3x's a day
I started having joint pain about 7 months ago :-(


WantRelief
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   Posted 7/14/2010 7:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Sweetnakira: I am not currently on Entocort, I weaned off in May. I am currently just on the pentasa but will probably start Imuran in August when I go back to the GI doctor.
33 year old female
CD of Terminal Illeum and Rectum Diagnosed 12/04
Unable/Unwilling to use immunosuppressents due to Melanoma history in 2000.
Illeocolonic Resection 1/08  (18 inches of terminal illeum, illeocecal valve, right colon and appendix)
Current Meds: Pentasa, Fosomax, Iron, Vitamin b12 injections, Vicodin as needed, Entocort 6mg for maintanence.
November'09 colonoscopy shows reoccurance at anastamosis and active disease in sigmoid and rectum


sweetnakira
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   Posted 7/14/2010 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
WantRelief, Have you tried Asacol instead of using pentasa? Maybe that will help :-/
37 year old female and a proud mother of 8 kids (5 still living at home) and a very supportive Husband
Found out I had crohn's disease about 3 years ago, I haven't had proper treatment since :-(
Have had rectal abscess and now a rectal fistula, Medications I have taken for crohn's is..... Asacol and Entocort EC......Currently taking....Asacol
Suppose to start Remicaid or Humira when I go back to GI July 27th.....I'm so scared :-(
Seton drain was put in on May 4, 2010....Two more Seton drains put in June 15th :-(
I also suffer from very bad anxiety and panic attacks for over 10 years (after my father passed away)
I have tried almost every medication for it but nothing worked or I had a bad side effect so for the last 6 years have been on xanax 1mg., 3x's a day
I started having joint pain about 7 months ago :-(


pimfram
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   Posted 7/14/2010 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I may have a solid BM once or twice a week, but not too often. They're usually not liquid, so I've never been too concerned.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.
Resection December 2009

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dt19&99
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   Posted 7/15/2010 5:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, I was thinking after a resection you would have normal bowel movements... Surgery has been coming up more often when I talk with my doc so I guess I need to ask him about this.


I had formed stools the first couple weeks I was on just pentasa, but thats the only time in my life I can remember having 'normal' stools (I'm sure I had them when I was younger though)

LSF
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   Posted 7/15/2010 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I have formed poos most of the time now.

After my resection my consultant said I would have D as I have a "short cut" now. So, he prescribed Questran. The directions are to mix it in water and drink it and it was so disgusting I actually said I preferred to deal with the D! This was very stupid if me (isn't hindsight great) as I waited over a year to try it again. And got married and went on my honeymoon inbetween!

I tried it again a year later and this time somebody recommended mixing it with fruit juice instead and after trying it with Orange (yuk) and Apple (revolting) I found that Cranberry works a treat!

I have this once a day but can up it to twice if needed and I have mine about 10 minutes before my evening meal.

It slows things down - I don't know how but it does.

I still have urgent times and halfway through eating times but they are much MUCH less.

And I have even had constipation which I was very excited about the first time (my husband laughed) :)
 
LSF
 
Diagnosed in 2005 after many years of wrong diagnosis (Gastric Migraines, IBS etc). One resection emergency surgery 3 months after diagnosis due to blockage.
 
Just taking Questran (colestyramine) with cranberry juice daily and the occasional immodiums now (I have them in every bag).


nruth
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   Posted 7/16/2010 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Not since my first resection 30 years ago. It's getting very old....and so am I.

spookyh
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   Posted 7/16/2010 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my ileocecal valve removed (about 6 inches was taken in total) last fall. Most of the time I have formed stool, and usually it's just once a day. Every once in awhile, I have a bout of D for no apparent reason. It's not urgent, and usually just happens once a day, so I don't worry about it too much. I'm usually back to normal the next day anyway.
35 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, CoQ10, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods

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