I am a 66 yr old female who had her sigmoid colon removed because it twisted back in the 90s.....no problem after the initial 6 or 8 weeks following surgery. BUT five years ago 7 centimeters of additional transverse colon was removed because a colonoscopy showed "carpet polyps" and ever since I have fought with constant diarrehea. I have been to two different gastro doctors in two different cities (one being Houston), have had the colonoscopies every 3 years since the original surgery and nothing found until the second surgery, had an endoscope for possible celiac and discovered GERD so take two daily meds for that....cut the original doses way back and now have totally eliminated one of them as I thought they were causing the extreme diarrehea....no relief. This is so bad now that I often am out in public and w/o any warning have a loose movement. Last week it happened at the gym when I was on the treadmill. I tried to determine from following my diet carefully what food might be causing it but there seems to be no pattern. I have talked to my regular doctor here in SC and he suggested I start back with my daily dose of fiber....was doing that when I had the episode at the gym so I called his office and they said stop the fiber. I can't get an appointment with the only gastro group here until Oct 15......my gastro guy in Houston prescribed Welchol but I can't take it daily or I am constipated so I take it after the diarrehea gets severe but it's like locking the barn door after the horse. I am at my wits end and apparently so are the doctors. I never thought the additional 7 centimeters would cause this permanent problem....certainly my surgeon here didn't. Any suggestions? I'm open to about anything as I can't travel, go shopping and live at all never knowing when an attack will occur.....there is no warning. These happen three to five times a week.
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