Has anyone heard of developing an intolerance to lactose-free ice cream after colon surgery?
I recently went to an ER with severe abdominal pain, where they found an abscess, put in a drain which leaked. I had lap surgery where they removed an inflamed, burst appendix extending into the abscess. Went home, readmitted 2 days later, more surgery. This time a piece of sigmoid colon was leaking (tested in previous surgery and fine then). Amazingly, docs were able to clean me out with just lap + 3" incision and put everything back together. Home now 10 days.
I feel fine in the AM, nauseous when I eat a few bites of anything. I have sulfite intolerance, under control with diet.
Lactaid ice cream has dextrose, corn starch and carrageenan (all contain sulfite), but I used to tolerate the amount, was able to eat the product previously.
Could I have gotten more sensitive to sulfite, a milk protein, or maybe it's something else? Maybe it's just increased gas pain sensitivity in the colon? I have an appointment scheduled with my gastroenterologist, also another followup with the surgeon.