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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/31/2007 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I am currently taking 5MP and since then (about 3 weeks) never really had a normal bowel movement. After my hemi surgery, I stopped eating apples (raw) due to the high fiber content. Now, with 5MP, I have bowel movements every 2 days and the sessions are miserable. I never feel like I finish and feel very uncomfortable. Also, the bowel movements don't feel normal...almost like I am forcing it. Any insight? Can I eat apples again...maybe puree like apple sauce?

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 8/31/2007 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   

I believe you mean 6mp, which is 6-mercaptopurine. It takes weeks or months to become completely effective, so I doubt that it is already having such a direct impact on you. Did you ahve a colonoscopy recently? Any structural issues inside that could lead to the proboems you report? Constipation is not that uncommon in Crohn's -- what were your bowel habits before?

Final analysis, if this is a persistent problem, consultation with GI re diet and any supplements like fiber would be wise.

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 8/31/2007 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried apples without the skin?  When I was in the hospital, the nutritionist told me that the soluble fiber in the flesh of the apple would be good for me and help keep me regular, but the insoluble fiber in the skin could irritate my system.  If you're worried about eating apples raw, you could try applesause.  That's cooked.

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   Posted 8/31/2007 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Likely the reason you don't feel finished or, incomplete evacutation is because you have inflammation in the rectom known as proctitis, this needs to be treated with rectal meds, cortifoam is the fastest acting rectal med in my 16 yr's either that or it's a symptom of IBS....if there is no inflammation at all in your rectom then it's likely due to IBS.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/31/2007 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for input.
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