Dr. Phil, I tried to ask you a question yesterday, but you were not available. I was given to another doctor whose credentials hardly fit my question, so I am asking for you again. To make a very long story short, I was caring for a friend of 102 years
of age who recently passed at home peacefully and without pain. It was a very easy passing, but any passing is stressful for caregivers, so I was quite stressed. As you may already remember I had a pelvic exenteration in November of 2013, had a temporary colostomy
placed in January of 2014 and although everything has been going well, I have recently had bouts of diarrhea. Whether it is the stress, a "bug" or whatever, it is an annoyance. I am using Immodium to slow the movements and that has helped. I am eating the
typical BRAT diet, a soft easily digestible diet, and taking lots of yogurt to build up bacteria in the gut. My colostomy is a diverting colostomy but I am having and have been having rectal bowel movements with solid stool for several weeks now. No blood
in the stool, no mucus, no pain, some fissure breakage because I am on Avastin now which causes capilary frgility. Not major just a bit. Do you have any suggestion to help me resolve this diarrhea? Any food suggestions? My oncologist believes the Avastin is
not the culprit. My bloodwork is good and I'm tolerating the Avastin infusions so far very well. Thank you. Your input is valuable and I want to continue to have my questions answered by you alone. Thank you.