Anyone has experienced what may happen after having rectum removed??

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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/19/2010 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
 Does anyone know a person or maybe yourself who has had the Rectum removed due to
rectal cancer and now has numerous, uncontrollable stools daily?  If anyone can help by telling me where they have gone for help, please advise?  I am trying to help a family member who is going through this ordeal.  Thank you.

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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/19/2010 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had the rectum removed but due to Ulcerative Colitis. I go approximately 20 x's a day. I know something that can help as it is currently helping me. Now I go 7-8 x's a day. It slows down the digestive system.

H Pelley

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 3/19/2010 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
By rectum do you mean sigmoid? If so, I'm missing 90% of my sigmoid, I had rectal cancer. I experience multiple bm's per day. As long as I eat solids.

I manage my symptoms and strive to keep the stool formed by eating a low residue diet, taking a mild stool softener, greatly reducing my stress level, etc. And eating organic yogurt daily.

My surgeon said I will always have multiple bm's, since internally there isn't a place for stool to collect, back up, etc. It has to come out. So once I faced this fact, I decided to eat a very specific way to keep the stool formed and not messy or D.

And oh yes, take the above post with a grain of salt. There isn't one product out there that will fix all of us. Don't fall for that. For me it was a combination of the above. We all have to try different things - low or high fiber, etc. What works for one person may not work for another or even a high percentage of us. Be wary of what this new member is touting, I am.
- Rectal CA 4/29/99, Stage I, 90% sigmoid/15" of colon/GB removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 6-26-99
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Colace 50 mg each evening

Post Edited (Marsky) : 3/19/2010 6:14:19 PM (GMT-6)

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