FOAMY STOOLS IN BAG? WHAT IS THIS?

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Amey
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   Posted 9/28/2007 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Question:  The stool in my bag is foamy today. I am not sure if this means my stools are being blocked and only a foamy substance is getting through. The only thing I have eaten today is about 6 dried prunes.  I have never had dried fruits before so I am not sure if the foam is related or not.  My bag looks like I have soapy bubbles in my stools.  Weird Huh?
 
Thanks for the help.
 
Amey

flchurchlady
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   Posted 9/28/2007 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so glad you love your bag! Because it's a life-saver, it ends up being something good in our lives.

Here's my theory on the foamy output ~ when you have an empty stomach in the morning and eat something, digestion starts kicking in, so little air bubbles get pushed through before there's any digested food there. It's completely normal and nothing to be concerned about. :-)

Amey
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   Posted 9/28/2007 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Dr. Cecilia! Have you ever thought about writing a "Freqently Asked Questions and Answers" pamphlet?

flchurchlady
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   Posted 9/28/2007 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh sure, I'm full of answers, but I don't know how scientifically accurate they are!! I'm still learning, too!! tongue

JudyK89
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   Posted 9/29/2007 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
In my experience, stools get foamy when I eat something that produces a lot of gas/fermentation. In my case I'm lactose intolerant so when I brave a bowl of icecream (which I love) I know I'll have a full, bloated, foamy pouch.
Judy
49 years old, CD since I was a child.    
Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 
 
 


flchurchlady
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   Posted 9/30/2007 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Judy,
Have you ever tried Lactaid milk? It's really tasty and has a longer refrigerated shelf life than regular milk. Also, they have Lactaid pills that you can take before eating ice cream, so you can tolerate it better.
Cecilia

peggy113
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   Posted 9/30/2007 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Amey ----

What was the outcome of the foaminess? Any problems with the dried prunes? If you don't mind me being nosey in asking, how much colon (small and large) did you have removed?

Now, with my body, if that was the ONLY thing I had to eat that day... I would have had a little problem. If I would have eaten a meal, and say, ate the prunes (maybe 2 or 3) for dessert, I would have been ok. I can eat some dried fruits, but definitely not that much esp on an empty stomach. That's just my really, really short digestive tract and I know better. Don't always do right but KNOW better!! Trial and Error! Partial blockages and pain make you learn real quick too. Like I said. that is just me.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Amey
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   Posted 10/1/2007 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Peggy,

The prunes seem to do just fine. The foam subsided and then everything went well the rest of the day. As far as SI removal, I am not sure any of my small was removed. It small was attached to my sigmoid; however, the surgeon did not remove anything in case I want a reversal in the future. I believe he left my entire small intact. I have a very slow digestive system. I had/have colonic inertia. I will always have slow motility even on a bag.

Judy,

Have you ever heard of Rice Dream? This is a rice milk that is super yummy! You can buy chocolate Rice Dream at Wal-Mart. I cannot have dairy and I use the Rice Dream a lot.
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