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Loose bowels after colonoscopy complications

In late January of this year I had my first (and last) routine colonoscopy which resulted in a perforated colon ( and the loss of 6" of colon) and a ruptured spleen.  Since this ordeal, I have had loose bowels (3+ bowel movements a day) that vary between explosive watery, and oatmeal consistency, but never well formed feces.  I have a lot of intestinal gas and am now developing stomach gas as well.
It was suggested that I take FiberCon, but I am concerned as all I see regarding this product touts its laxative benefits, which I definitely do not need........
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Hi there. I know how you feel. I too had a colonoscopy in January this year as I was having rectal bleeding and had had anal fissure surgery in the past not to mention bowel cancer in the family. I am 40 and otherwise healthy. They found a small polyp which they removed and an internal hemorroid hence the bleeding. However, since then, I suffer with terrible gas and experience painful stomach cramps followed by the immediate need to find a loo fast. I then have explosive bowel movements. This is all very embarassing and problematic especially when I'm not at home eg in the middle of a supermarket!  I eat healthily including muslei every morning which I'm thinking of quitting in an attempt to control this problem.  My husband also had a colonoscopy as his mother recently had bowel cancer and rectal surgery to remove a large tumour. He was clear but now also has similar bowel movement issues. Is this a permanent side effect to colonoscopies?  We were never warned about any side effects.  Is there anything we can do to prevent these problems?      
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