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When did this start?
Approximately 6-7 months ago.
Are all your bowel movements like that?
Let me add that I love grapefruit. I will eat 2 a day. I was eating the grapefruit with my statins for about 4 months.
After learning from the TV... DO NOT eat grapefruit with statins.
Is every bowel movement like this?
All of my BM's are explosions! I have not pooped hard since Nov.
Do you have abdominal pain or blood in your stool?
I did have a colonoscy 9 years ago. Clean!
Okay, have you tried stopping grapefruit?
Stopped in early January.
And the bowel movements are still explosive?
What does your diet usually consist of?
Bran cereal, oatmeal, 1 egg omlettes, Grilled ribeyes, brocalli, green salads with cucumbers, peppers, carrots, celery with peanut butter. No fried foods, some fish and chicken. Fairly healthy!
water, Gatorade, small amounts of OJ and yes....milk!
Okay, you may have to reduce some of your vegetables that you eat, it may be contributing to your symptoms, do you drink milk?
I do drink milk and I also have it with my cereals...never more then 6-8 ounces!
You may want to try lactose free milk as well, that may be the cause of your symptoms
Lactose intolerance develops with age, and you may have it
Soy, almond milk ok?
You need to look at the carton or jug to make sure it doesn't contain lactose, but usually they do not
I am good at reading labels due to my diabetes.
Okay, that is cool
I mean that is good
Yes, I understand you doctor.
Okay, is there anything else I can help you answer on this question?
That is it Dr. Brims. I will follow this up at the VA hospital. My next apt is not until August. That is why we are talking. I even thought about going to the ER for a visit.
I don't think the ER is necessary at this time. Hopefully, trying lactose free milk will solve the problem
I will try it!
Thank you Dr. Brims!
You're quite welcome
I am happy to help
Thank you for your valuable time Doc...Cya later!
You're very welcome
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