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Discussion in 'Duodenal Switch' started by SHales, Jan 15, 2014.
After the DS we generally don't need any help getting cleaned out. LOL
Oh, I know. However, someone said that they are constipated. So the coconut water and ginger root tea was a suggestion.
Actually lots of people with the DS fight constipation primarily because iron and calcium can be very constipating. Drinking a great deal of fluid is required as well as a good balance of fat.
I don't get constipation in the fact that I can't go, but this redundant colon for which I was recently diagnosed leaves with a lot of crap in my colon. I feel like I am constipated even though I go several times a day and a large volume. Stuff gets caught in the xtra folds and kinks so I will have several days of large and softly formed movements, and then every 5 to 7 days I haver liquid and diarrhea like stools. Those clean out days as I call them are a blessing and a curse. I feel better with stomach discomfort when it is loose and I get fir the most part cleaned out, but it makes me incredibly run down and weak. At 178-180 on some days, when clean out day happens I can lose up to 10 pounds in 8 hours.
FWIW...there are apparently two medical definitions of diarrhea.
REASONABLE doctors go with the consistency-urgency type definition and the lazy ones are SURE that if you have three or more BMs per day, you have diarrhea, a condition which needs treatment.
Many DS people have three or more BMs per day. It is their new normal and not a diseased state in need of treatment. I found the cutest little Italian gastroenterologist...but he was a lazy definition guy. So he was...dismissed.
Sargent Sue - don't ever change, please. You slay me!
Yeah I am a 2-5/6 per day dude aND rarely is it diarrhea. Yes on clean out days I get some but most the time it is not loose.
I never had to fire a short Italian dude.
How did he take it?
He "tolerated" my comments, because I'm old. But also because I'm old, he probably that I was senile.