Stool consistency question

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   Posted 8/19/2009 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I just recently (6 weeks ago) had surgery to have 80% of my colon removed along with an ileostomy. So far I haven't had any major complications or trouble.

My question is: does it matter if my stool is liquid in consistency? For the last few days I've only had very loose and liquid stool in my bag. Before that I had some thicker paste-like stool with only occasional loose stools. Also, last night I had some bad cramping in my abdomen, but not near my stoma site, and today the pain is gone. I was worried about a partial blockage at first, but I'm still eating plenty and I haven't had any nausea or vomiting.

Thanks in advance for any advice!

Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2008. Currently taking Entocort and Pentasa.

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   Posted 8/19/2009 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Make sure you stay hydrated...excessive liquid output can lead to dehydration. Your doc probably has an opinion on what he/she would like as your total daily output.

Output can become very liquid with a partial obstruction, so it's good that you are paying attention to your body. Did you eat something questionable? A heating pad can help the discomfort (don' t put it on any incisions, tho). If you start vomiting or have a fever, call your docs office!

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   Posted 8/20/2009 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the response.

I actually realized that it was probably from my diet, the night before this happened I had some fairly greasy teriyaki chicken and noodles, followed up by a chimchanga for lunch the next day. Now that I've resumed my normal diet I'm having typical output again.

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   Posted 8/21/2009 4:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, As you say it was probably grease from what you had eaten when i ate a KFC my output is very watery until it was out of my system  just make sure you drink plenty for a while to replace the fluid loss.Glad your feeling better now. Bev x

Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma.  reversal sheduled for Nov09 Meds:Pentasa 500mg 3x day,  B12 shots, every 3 months, iron syrup,loperimide,folic acid, Back on citalopram 40mg (for Anxiety.)

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