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Permanent SIBO due to removal of ileocecal valve

Digestive Health | Last Active: Jan 19 10:58am | Replies (165)

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I found him through the referral my Family Nurse Practitioner put in when she couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. I had so many blood and stool tests with no finding to explain my chronic diarrhea and feeling unwell everyday.
I am in an HMO and on medicare advantage plan. I cannot self direct my care. Just by luck I had my consult with a gastroenterologist who understands SIBO/ SIFO in post hemicolectomy surgery with removal of the ileocecal valve.
My doctor also said it will be life long. I have had this for several years so I believe him.
I was on Cipro and Metronidazole and now on Augmentin.

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I finished my third round of antibiotics and had my follow up with the gastroenterologist a week ago. Prior to my surgery I had chronic constipation and learned after my surgery my colon twisted becasue it wasn't anchored. From the time I was a small child I suffered from horrible constipation probaably due to intermittent twisting. Anyway, my GI now has me on IBgard 2x per day, Align 1 x per day and Colace everyother day. I still don't know when bowel movements will become normal. It has only been 1 week on this regimen and I have had 1 bowel movement. But no pain or diarrhea.
I will keep you posted. We will see how long this lasts. He said recurrent intermittent antibiotic treatment will be necessary. Thoughts?