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Dec 14, 2019 · Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy in Digestive Health

What I would like to know is why do some Surgeon re-attach the colon immediately without the need for a temporary bag after surgery & others prefer to have a temporary bag & do a second surgery to remove the bag & re-attach the colon? I have at least 3 members of my family who have lived at least 15 years with bags & they all had good & active lives so although I am certain that it must require quite an adaptation at first do not despair if you are faced with this situation

Dec 10, 2019 · LINX procedure in Digestive Health

For all of you suffering from Gerd I sympathize
I easily keep my occasional acid reflux with aloa vera gel that I keep in the fridge. I teaspoon when needed..natural..no side effects never heard/read anything bad about that product!

Nov 19, 2019 · Redundant / Tortuous Colon in Digestive Health

Dear @gibssy174: i am faced with your exact situation but I am 74 years old: to have to go through this at your age should never happen you have all my sympathy. Because of the risks involved with the procedure & the lack of guaranty that my symptoms will disappear I have decided to first try & work with a nutritionniste it is a lot of work to keep track of everything you eat every day to find out what you react to but it is better than surgery which would mean you would end up with a new anatomy which is the unknown & not necessary better.. could be worst! You must remember that stress plays a big role with IBS for sufferers such as ourselves. So stress reduction must be part of the solution (meditation exercise etc. etc.). After you have given a good try to these things if they do not work (I bet they will..) then you may consider surgery after knowing PRECISELY what you are getting into. The best of luck & keep us posted I will do the same

Nov 1, 2019 · Failed colonoscopy, don't understand what Dr. was telling me in Digestive Health

I have all your problems & I totally understand your situation. I had serious issues with diverticulitis Every time I had an attack I had to have a scan & go on antibiotics which almost killed me. i lost 25 pounds. So I had a colon resection. They removed the part of my colon which was the most diseased & re-attached it. I do not have a bag & I am doing quite well with the right diet which is why I suggested to you to see a Nutritionniste. You need fiber in your diet but just the right amount
When our colon gets inflamed can be because we react to certain food or even because of stress it causes scar tissue which means your colon can be narrowed in certain places; it is called a stricture or stenosis. Which is why your doctor cannot pass with a scope even a small pediatric scope (child scope) By the way my gastro wanted me to do a short colonoscopy (rectal only) to assess my situation & because my colon is narrowed like yours I got in trouble with the prep…it could not go down.. so I started to vomit it ended up with a partial blockage in agony at the ER! They had to in-tube me to get the prep out! A barium enema or hydro soluble enema where the put a contrast in your rectum & take pictures has helped me.
Try to avoid a full colonoscopy prep just eat very lightly 3 days prior the procedure & use 2 fleet enemas the 2 days prior your barium enema.
1 at night & 1 in the morning. Best of luck 🍀🍀🍀 keep us posted.

Oct 31, 2019 · Has anyone been diagnosed with Abdominal Wall Pain in Chronic Pain

Try stopping the probiotic for a while..

Oct 31, 2019 · Failed colonoscopy, don't understand what Dr. was telling me in Digestive Health

Too bad you did not say to him « sorry but I do not really understand what you are telling me would you mind to elaborate » may be next time you see him.. I can only assume that through years if being constipated you had to strain which damaged your colon which is why you are having problems especially if you have IBS on top. The diarrhea could be un-related caused by a bacterial infection.
Sometimes a barium enema helps but if you have a bug you might need antibiotics. Make sure they do not give you a dose to kill a horse which they often do.. at your weight it could damage you further plus you are already weak & the antibiotics side effects can be devastating! Stay away from Cipro & Amox. You do not need C-diff on top of your problems. May be you should see a Nutritionist who might help you to re-balance your intestinal flora. Good luck I truly sympathise with you having similar problems.

Oct 6, 2019 · After effects of heavy antibiotics in Digestive Health

Cipro is a very dangerous antibiotic! It almost killed me. Would never take it again. Side effects are well known yet Doctors keep on prescribing them. Stopping antibiotics before the end of the treatment according to what we are told can bring back the infection & even make it worst, We can also develop an infection many days after stopping the treatment. Doctors also prescribe the same strength to a 200 pound man & a 100 pound woman which is wrong. The broad spectrum antibiotics like Cipro should be reserved for infections like MSRA! No quinolones antibiotics for me!😡They can also give you c-difficile which can kill you or be almost impossible to get riff of
Such poor prescribing!

Oct 5, 2019 · After effects of heavy antibiotics in Digestive Health

Cannot believe that these very dangerous drugs are still on the market! They almost killed me 10 years ago! And doctors still prescribe them in industrial quantities not taking sex, age & weight into consideration! This is criminal! So many of my friends have ended up with impossible To get rid of C-difficile near death! So few doctors tell us to take probiotics at the same time to protect our intestinal flora so we end up with IBS as well! You take these broad spectrum at your own perils. Wuinolones are the worst! I found out that all I need (& I realize that can vary from person to person..) is straight penicillin 1 kind of pills for one week to cure my diverticulitis attack! They always used to prescribe one kind of pills why 2 now?
I am a very balanced person yet Cipro with Amox made me suicidal! Protect yourself!