Using Probiotics with multiple medical problems

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   Posted 4/29/2012 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I have heard so much about Probiotics (Align).  Last month I had emergency surgery, removing part of my stomach and 3 feet of my Small Intestine due to lesions and scar tissue from previous stomach surgery which caused blockage.  My surgeon released me, did not refer me to any gastro doctor.  Guess I am on my own now. I am jumping back and forth between diarrhea and constipation since the surgery.  I am taking Milk of Mag.  Don't think I should be taking that so much, so hoping this Probiotic would be good to use. I do see a Nephrologist every 4 to 6 months because of losing my left kidney to cancer in 2008.  I have had a total thyroidectomy, open gall bladder, total hysterectomy, right open carotid endart.  On Blood pressure meds and Synthroid and Vitamin D.  Nothing else. 

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   Posted 5/7/2012 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Most surgeons will write a follow-up of your condition and send it to your primary physician. Do you have one? If not, please get one and request that copies of the doctor's opinions be forwarded to your primary doctor.  (Most of them do that, anyway, if you have a doctor of choice for your care.)

With the various surgeries you've had, you should have a physician, often an internist, who will keep tabs on your well-being following this most recent surgery.

I don't know that what you're doing is the best thing either. That's why an internist is needed to make sure that you remain in 100% good condition.  I'd contact one right away for assistance and to establish a home base for all your medical needs.

Take care.

It's Genetic

Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 5/7/2012 3:52:04 PM (GMT-6)

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