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Had full colectomy in April 2009, have very loose stools but

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Had full colectomy in April 2009, have very loose stools but predictable 5 hr post meal evacuation, control better than pre-op movements, liquidity & stability made worse by most green vegetables, better by chips!, mashed potato. Most meats OK. Age now 74. Any advice on diet welcome.

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Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and am ready to help.

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what you are doing is correct

Dr. David :

you can eat more constipating foods to control your bowel movements

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foods which can constipate are cheeses, rice, potatoes, starches, meats, crackers

Dr. David :

you can try to introduce every once in a while some greens to see what you best tolerate.

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let me know if you have questions

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hello?

Customer:

Are these post op symptoms normal? Read they improve but not doing so.

Dr. David :

yes, these symptoms are normal for post colectomy

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