The NG tube which xcxcxc is talking about
is Ryles tube. I used to have it quite often as my bowels would either not wake up, or else I will get blockages. It would take a while before you get formed stools. It is not that you always have D or loose stools. A lot also depends upon the food you take. Some people take 3 months to get back to normal (5 to 7 stools), while others may take 6 months to a year. Have patience, the things would be fine very soon. With each passing day, you would feel better and much stronger.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005; Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
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