Dealing with LARS (low anterior resection syndrome)

Posted by shilo @shilo, Dec 6, 2018

I need help!!! Losing alot of weight down to 98 lbs. Have LARS very bad. Seen several doctor’s here and not really able to help. Stuggling with depression for the 1st time in my life. I also am not able to sit down, to much pain with swelling and numbness on the right side since last colonoscopy. PLEASE…tell me where to go for some answers .. I am desperate!!! Thanks

Can anyone please advise where to find a doctor that deals with the after effects of rectal cancer. I have been struggling with LARS for over 4 years now. Have either constipation or diarrhea on a daily basis. Tried just about everything to help me with no improvment. Want to avoid the bag at all costs. Please tell me where to go. I am suffering from depression now and home restricted.

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Hi @shilo,

I’m so sorry to hear about your struggles, but I want you to know that you’re not alone. I’m tagging @soul @maestro and @coliemore who has shared some incredible insights in this discussion: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/post-reversal-surgery/
Did you hear back from Mayo Clinic?

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @shilo,

I’m so sorry to hear about your struggles, but I want you to know that you’re not alone. I’m tagging @soul @maestro and @coliemore who has shared some incredible insights in this discussion: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/post-reversal-surgery/
Did you hear back from Mayo Clinic?

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Thank you. I did hear back and am holding off on an appointment. They said they diagnose but don't treat my conditions. I don't understand why that is?

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