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Suggest diet plan for a person post a small bowel resection

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Dr. Ramesh Kumar


Practicing since :1986

Answered : 2114 Questions

Posted on Fri, 3 Aug 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Do to an infection I had some of my small intestine removed causing at times sudden and loose bowel movement. Are there medications available or foods I should avoid?
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Yes, medications are there.

Detailed Answer:
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I am Dr. Kumar and would be addressing your concerns.

As per your queries, the answer is- removing a part of intestine shortens the length of the bowel which hinders proper digestion and absorption of food hence causing loose stools.

You can take Imodium 4 mg as and when required for it (not more than 16mg per day).
Another medicine is Racecadotril 100 mg can be taken SOS basis for watery stools.
Thirdly take Fybogel husk two TSF twice daily to add bulk to stool.
Take lots of curd and yogurt in food.

Hope I was helpful. Feel free to ask further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar 1 hour later
Are there any foods I should avoid?
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
follow up

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,
Yes very high protein food and too much fat as they are difficult to digest try to take low gylcemic index carbohydrate based diet.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng

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