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Old 02-27-2009, 08:21 PM   #1
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duodenum ulcer

does the duodenum ulcer cause thin stool

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Old 02-28-2009, 10:46 PM   #2
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Re: duodenum ulcer

Thin stools are not caused by ulcers.

Thin stools are usually caused by eating too much insoluble fiber that moves through the intestine more rapidly than soluble fiber.

Soluble fiber--- absorbs water and bulks up the stool and slows down the transit time.

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Old 03-03-2009, 06:58 PM   #3
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Re: duodenum ulcer

I had a perforated duodenum ulcer in 1975. They took me into emergency surgery and did a procedure known as a Billroth 2. They removed about 60-70% of my stomach and duodenum, plus nearly half of the small intestine.

I now have IBS and suffer chronic diarrhea. I am a Chronic Pain Patient and on Social Security because of it.

I don't have thin stools, but I do have loose stools and that is being on pain medication and using Metamucil for fiber and bulk.

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Old 03-03-2009, 08:27 PM   #4
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Re: duodenum ulcer

Duodenal ulcers themselves don't cause thin stools; however, there are certain processes which can cause BOTH a duodenal ulcer AND diarrhea at the same time. One such example is a condition known as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome where the stomach hyperproduces acid because of overstimulation from a hormone known as gastrin. The increased acid production can result in ulcers (though usually gastric ulcers) and can also result in diarrhea. Of course, this is a rare syndrome.

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