Frequent bowel movements

Posted by ritaz @ritaz, Feb 14, 2019

I had colon cancer surgery 8 months ago. Stage one thankfully. One of my symptoms was 10 to 12 bowel movements a day. After all these months and successful surgery and recovery I am still having this many movements. I eat lots of fiber and occasionally take Metamucil as my doctor recommended but doesn’t help. Does anyone else have this problem?

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Colorectal Cancer group.

Hello @ritaz,

Welcome to Connect. Unfortunately, problems with eating and bowel habit seem to be a cause of distress in many after surgery. I’d like to introduce you to a few members who might be able to share their or their loved ones’ post colon cancer surgery experiences and insights with you – please meet @starrlight @sallyg @travelgirl @suemer and @ilene1
You may also be interested in the Cancer group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/cancer/ in particular this discussion “Healthy diets for cancer patients” https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/healthy-diets-for-cancer-patients/

May I ask if you would share a few more details? Do you think the frequency has increased because of high-fiber food and/or Metamucil?

REPLY

Where was your surgery? If…you had Lower Anterior Resection..then there is a group on Facebook that I found that is most helpful. If your situation is different…then I would suggest you speak with your doctor to convey your issues. Hopefully…he/she will have further suggestions . Good luck to you!

REPLY
@shilo

Where was your surgery? If…you had Lower Anterior Resection..then there is a group on Facebook that I found that is most helpful. If your situation is different…then I would suggest you speak with your doctor to convey your issues. Hopefully…he/she will have further suggestions . Good luck to you!

Jump to this post

I had colon tumor removed in april 2017 symptoms were 6-8 bowel movements a day and severe pain in abdomen and since surgery it has gotten worse. Oncologist said it may take up to 8 mths to have proper bowel movement. I tried changing diet and still same as before surgery. Hope someone has answers

REPLY

It has been over a year since colon tumor removed and still many bowel movements a day.

REPLY
Please sign in or register to post a reply.
  Request Appointment