Looking for a Low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) specialist

Posted by rosebud14 @rosebud14, Nov 2, 2020

Where to find a specialist physician for LARS?

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Hi @rosebud14, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect, an online community where you can connect with other patients. @shilo may be able to share recommendations for low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) specialists.

Rosebud, what LARS symptoms are you experiencing? How are you managing them?

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Am also looking for a LARS specialist. Pls advise if there is such at Mayo. Desperate for help for my husband

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Sorry I misread your post

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@bishoj6

Am also looking for a LARS specialist. Pls advise if there is such at Mayo. Desperate for help for my husband

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Hi @bishoj6, for decades, Mayo Clinic has been a world leader in providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art care for people with cancers of the colon and rectum. Mayo Clinic doctors work in multidisciplinary teams of specialists to provide comprehensive care for people with colon cancer, including colon and rectal surgeons.

You can read more here:
– Colon cancer care at Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-cancer/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20353678
– Colon and Rectal Surgery at Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/colon-rectal-surgery/home/orc-20312712

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Let me know if you have any questions.

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10 years ago a was diagnosed with rectal cancer. After chemoradiation I had a proctectomy with coloanal anastomosis and chemotherapy with FOLFOX for 4 months, then reversal.
Since then I struggle with fecal incontinence. I have done pelvic floor strengthening PT, and last year even tried Interstim, which did not work for me because – as I was told – the nerve was damaged due to radiation.
I am on a regiment with prune juice in the morning. It takes about 2 hours before I can safely leave my home.
I am still looking for better treatment, new research or even surgery to ease my incontinence. Otherwise I am healthy.

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Hi,

I am in the boat, but am only 2 months out of surgery (colon and a rectoplexy). I am super active and eat well, but it just comes out. Very frustrating and embarrassing. Also, at times I have horrendous shooting pain from my intestines to pelvis and cramping. It feels like a little person is inside me stabbing me. But after a few CT scans, it is narrowing and just something I have to deal with. I've had several surgeries and do not want another one or a bag.

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@bea1972

Hi,

I am in the boat, but am only 2 months out of surgery (colon and a rectoplexy). I am super active and eat well, but it just comes out. Very frustrating and embarrassing. Also, at times I have horrendous shooting pain from my intestines to pelvis and cramping. It feels like a little person is inside me stabbing me. But after a few CT scans, it is narrowing and just something I have to deal with. I've had several surgeries and do not want another one or a bag.

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Welcome @bea1972 and @annesophie, you may also be interested in this related discussion:
– Dealing with LARS (low anterior resection syndrome) https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/dealing-with-lars/

You might also appreciate this article written by a clinician become patient.
– Eating with Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS) https://fightcolorectalcancer.org/blog/eating-with-lars/

@bishoj6, how are you doing?

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