I'm 10 weeks post-op from my subtotal colectomy with ileorectal anastamosis. I'm so thankful for the surgery, but I'm having 2 annoying problems 1) excessive gas and 2) lots of bowel movements (caused by fiber).
If I take Immodium, it stops me up - therefore I rather 'deal' with the multiple BM's than not go. However, the gas is sooo obnoxious. It is usually worse when I first wake up in the morning and of course when I consume fiber.
I have been taking probiotics and that hasn't helped. I don't want to depend on gas relief pills either.
Diagnoses: Colonic Inertia, Rectocele, Anismus
Surgery: November 9, 2010 - subtotal colectomy with anastomosis