Re: Chronic diarrhea after surgery
Diarrhea can be caused by too much bile reaching the colon -- it is normally absorbed by the small intestines prior to reaching the colon.
Some people that have their gallbladder removed put out too much bile that is not absorbed by the small intestines resulting in this type of diarrhea,
This may be happening to you with 3 1/2 feet of your small intestine missing. The treatment is to take Questran (a presciption drug) to absorb the bile before it reached the colon -- it is normally used to reduce cholesterol. And, with normal people it does cause constipation.
You can look it up -- it is Bile Salt Diarrhea.
I wish you well---Harry