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Old 02-07-2008, 12:24 PM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Romulus MI, USA
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jwill49 HB User
Unhappy Short Bowel Syndrome

I had a little over 12 feet of my small Bowel removed, and now I have sereve diarrhea, stomach cramps, sereve gas both which are very foul smelling, I have lost alot of weight from this, my surgery was back in Aug of 2007, does any one have this problem and can give any advise on this, also I had some blood work done and my Alkaline Phosphatase has come back high Twice

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Old 03-20-2008, 06:21 PM   #2
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Location: Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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Re: Short Bowel Syndrome

Hi - I am very sorry to hear that you have had to go through this. I also have had about 12 feet of bowel removed and I really suffered after my bowel resection with awful diarrhea. I felt like a prisoner in my own home, afraid to eat much of anything. The good news is that I had a Dr. who recommended trying a medication called Questran. It is for cholesterol reduction and also has been successful in treating symptoms resulting from short bowel syndrome. It has worked like a charm for me and I have been able to start to get my life back.
Worth a question to your Dr. for sure! Hope this helps you.

I know from experience that this is probably a difficult time for you and I hope that you are treating yourself well and getting lost of rest and recovery time.

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