it also depends on how small bowel is removed, i've got 9ft removed, so taking a binder is asking for trouble for me. I would rather have a little d than c for sure. so when things are moving thru me, I just figure it was supposed to get out of my body. If I'm really depleted, I'll take a vicodin and that will slow it enough, but still let gas out. when I tried immodium, my god that stopped the gas from moving. became to painful and a bit scarry. I usually will let things be until I've gone 6 times, then I'll try to slow it down.