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    Old 04-20-2010, 12:33 AM   #1
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    rectal colon reversal stricture

    Four years ago I had 10 inches of bowel taken out due to rectal bowel cancer and 2 inches rectum left. Had colostomy bag for 12 months. Since reversal surgery, where the bowel reattached, the opening has narrowed down to about 10mm in diameter. Most days I have to empty my bowel several times a day as the amount is small. A few times through the years, I had blockage when the faeces are not able to pass through the narrow openning. However, some days the faeces are larger than the opening 15 - 20mm diameters. My surgeon said for most people the jointing point in the bowel does not narrow like mine, the only solution is to have a dilation operation (stretch the openning in the jointing point of my bowel) every 3 months. I have soluble fibre like oat bran and psyllium husk, and have lots of steam vegies, fruits, mostly rice, soya bean curd, fish and some white meat. Does anyone has this same problem and any suggestions. Many thanks.

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