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birdiem
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   Posted 9/7/2007 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
i had another test the other day and it turns out that i "dump"...seriously, could they not come up with a better word??? anyway, i digest food faster than most. is this related to colitis or is it a different problem? i don't know if anyone else has had this reaction...
katie
22
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery
on antibiotics while undergoing further testing by doctor
will start VSL #3 when antibiotics are done.


ediekristen
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   Posted 9/7/2007 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it's related to bowel transit time. I don't remember the actual term but I know it was something other than dumping, haha. I think it's just part of colitis, sometimes I would have to go to the bathroom before even finishing a meal! Salads are the worst, when I'm really flaring and I eat one, I'll go to the bathroom very soon after and already have lettuce in there.... Fun
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Dansky
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   Posted 9/7/2007 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a test called a barium enema a couple of years ago I think it might be the same test you had, you drink this yuckie white chalkie fluid and get an Xray/scan if my memory serves me right, as I was having the test the technician asked if I had previously had bowel surgery when I said no he was very confused and said he had never known the liquid to pass through someone who hadn't had surgery.

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quincy
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   Posted 9/7/2007 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
ediekristen said...
I think it's related to bowel transit time. I don't remember the actual term but I know it was something other than dumping, haha. I think it's just part of colitis, sometimes I would have to go to the bathroom before even finishing a meal! Salads are the worst, when I'm really flaring and I eat one, I'll go to the bathroom very soon after and already have lettuce in there.... Fun

Food stays in the stomach 2 - 4 hours....then it has to go through the small intestines and then the colon.  Not a soon after you eat proposition to dump food from the stomach directly into the toilet.  Impossible.
 
Fast transit time (for food eaten to be digested and out the chute) is about 6 hours  - 8 hours.  Normal is about 8 - 24 hours...etc  Slow is up to 72 or more hours.  
It all depends on where the problem lies in the digestive tract. 
 
The mouth and anus aren't connected directly.  What you see in the toilet being the same as what you're eating is what you probably ate yesterday.
 
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dakotagirl
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   Posted 9/7/2007 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Logically, I know it shouldn't be possible for food to go through the system that quickly - but just over a year ago I had an "incident" where I was out to eat and had some brocolli. Within an hour it was coming out. I hadn't had broccolli for MONTHS before and hadn't had anything green in days. But there in the runny D were those little "trees"!!! I still don't understand it.
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birdiem
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   Posted 9/7/2007 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
no, i understand. after two hours i had only 7% of the food left in my stomach (the normal is 60% at two hours). apparently i am the biggest "dumper" they have seen in awhile. haha. i am just wondering if it is related to colitis or if this is something different. it sounds like it may e a colitis related thing.
katie
22
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery
on antibiotics while undergoing further testing by doctor
will start VSL #3 when antibiotics are done.


KJ35
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   Posted 9/11/2007 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
My mother-in-law is always making pork and sauerkraut.  Whenever I eat there, the sauerkraut is in one hole and out the other within an hour or two.  Corn and salad also have fast transit times for me, typically within a few hours
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