Bile Dumping Leads To Colostomy?
After having my enlarged gallbladder removed three years ago and subsequently suffering from chronic uncontrolled diarrhea and now mal-absorption, it has been suggested that I consider a colostomy. Living in a metropolitan area I have had access to specialists, clinics, and two universities with medical centers. The basic diagnosis is bile dumping and this was made by the heads of gastroenterology at the two universities, my internist, and several gastro specialists. Of course there have been several specialists that deny that bile dumping even exists. After going through these years of testing and probing and trying the latest and the oldest drugs around, is colostomy the real answer? I have become housebound and seriously depressed. Physicians have told me that a colostomy is tolerable - but I have known people who find it totally humiliating due to its constraints on activity, potential accidents, smell, etc. Your comments, please. Thank you.