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I am post colorectal surgery 3 1/2 yrs ago secondary to a

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I am post colorectal surgery 3 1/2 yrs ago secondary to a caecal perforation during baseline colonoscopy. Gallbladder removed 1 yr. ago secondary to GI issues following the colon resection. Since resection, have had bouts of dumping and constipation- functionally manage food and GI system as if I have IBS.
NEW Current Issue: Had a cold/mild virus for 4 or so days. Now, GI system aggravated- within 10 mins of eating anything- a few teaspoons of broth, a small piece of bread, I have lower GI and rectal muscle spasms, gurgling and green bowel movement (formed not diarrhea). This has persisted for 3-4 days now. The muscle spasms only seem to occur if I eat and since GI surgery, I am extremely careful to eat very small quantities (multiple smaller meals). Today, urine is orange. Is this likely just a virus aggravating a sensitive bowel and will run it's course, or do I need to be worried about something more concerning? Thanks for any advice you can offer.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

This is Dr. David

I am sorry you are had this cold and viral symptoms.

this can often worsen GI symptoms, especially if you have had prior colon surgery.

you do need to see a doctor

there are medications which could help calm down your bowels.

medications like Pepto Bismal can help

also there are medications your doctors can give you such as dicyclomine, or hyoscyamine or Donnatal which can calm down bowel spasms.

that is good your bowels are formed and you are eating a more bland diet.

are you on IBS medications at this point?