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i had a colonectamy when i was 16, i am now 27. i was wondering what sort of side affects come with having your large colon removed. i do not have a bag, they were able to attach my small colon to my bowels. i was told that my vitamin absorption and the absorption of foods gets divided by half.  is this true? should i double up on the vitamins i take? is there anything eles i should do with my large colon missing? and is there a way to lessen the frequency of bowel movements? it seems as soon as i eat something im going to the bathroom. i average 3 or 4 time a day. i read that this was normal for someone who had a colonectamy, but is it possible to maybe get it to once a day, are there certain foods that will help?   i have also develeped keratosis pilaris since having the surgery, would the surgery have anything to do with it, and will the fact that i had the surgery affect any treatments i might seek for my kp?  
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Hi,
I would like to know  how much of your colon has been removed.
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my entire large colon was removed, they attached my small colon to where my large one was
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A related discussion, abscess after removal of rectum was started.
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