Ileostomy Reversal

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 4/20/2008 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All
I'm new to this site and just after some advice/experiences
I had an Illeostomy for 18 months, they needed to bypass my lower bowel as it was blocked by scar tissue, from Radiation.
I recently had it reversed and now have regular visits to the bathroom with the runs and stomach pains after eating all the time.  I'm watching what I eat, but am sick of eating the same old foods, can't wait to eat some juicy steak.  Just wondering how long this can last for and if anyone has any advice on foods which I should stay away from, or is there any medication I can take to help eliminate the pain. . .  any advice will be greatful

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   Posted 4/20/2008 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
most of us have perm ileos so we dont' really know much about that, suebear may happen by to help you, but i know that she will tell you to go to i am pretty sure that is the addy, it may be though.

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   Posted 4/20/2008 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried taking imodium or lomotil to slow down your transit time?  Have you tried metamucil for bulking?  Also stay away from anything with sugar in it, including soft drinks, and juices.  Sugar will only make things looser.  I would think a nice big juicy steak would be perfect; protein tends to take longer to digest. 
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 4/20/2008 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I have tried Gastro Stop, but it bound me up something horrible . . . so have stayed away from that.  Thanks for the info, I will definately stay away from sugar for a while and may just try a nice steak very soon.

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   Posted 4/21/2008 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I would keep a food diary and keep track of new foods that you add to your diet and how well you tolerate them. It doesn't mean that you can never have certain foods again, just not right now. Depending on how long ago your surgery was, it could just be gas pains and it will take time for things to slow down. However if your surgery has been awhile and you are having pains, a call to your surgeon is in order to make sure it's not a blockage.
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