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Suggest ways to achieve normal bowel movement after surgery for colon cancer

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: Colon rectal cancer surgery 2011. Havent had normal bm since. Go to bathroom several times, even walking out bath willtrigger an early return. Have tried fiber and other recommendations but still have problem.really messes with social life
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Proper diagnosis and trying alternative therapies, aim is good social life.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
I can understand the plight you are going through.

To recapitulate: Male/65 - history of cancers of the colon, lung and prostate treated - Rectal cancer surgery was performed in 2011 - no normal BM since then - goes to bathroom several times - even walking out of bath will trigger an early return - tried recommended things - messes with social life.

I would advise you the following:
- First of all we will have to find the cause.
- Needs studies related to emptying time by means of barium or manometry, colonoscopy.
- Consult a Gastroenterologist for further studies so that the cause may be found and the answer if available will be possible.

- In the meantime, stop all the foods and the beverages that instigate or enhanced the problems if you have noted them till now.
- I hope you must have tried loperamide and such medicines.
- I also hope that you must have tried yogurt, banana and such things

We can also try the non-conventional things one by one and it may be possible that something may help to have a control.
Usually we do not give links but I thought it apt to give you one to go through, please see so that we can discuss further.
http://www.myhealthtips.in/2014/01/home-remedies-to-fight-loose-motion.html
These are home-remedies.

-Another ways is to try homeopathic medicines, some are wonderful.

I hope this answer helps you to get a proper diagnosis, and get a proper further treatment. Please feel free to ask for more if you need to or if you feel that there is a gap of communication.
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Brief Answer: Proper diagnosis and trying alternative therapies, aim is good social life. Detailed Answer: Hi. I can understand the plight you are going through. To recapitulate: Male/65 - history of cancers of the colon, lung and prostate treated - Rectal cancer surgery was performed in 2011 - no normal BM since then - goes to bathroom several times - even walking out of bath will trigger an early return - tried recommended things - messes with social life. I would advise you the following: - First of all we will have to find the cause. - Needs studies related to emptying time by means of barium or manometry, colonoscopy. - Consult a Gastroenterologist for further studies so that the cause may be found and the answer if available will be possible. - In the meantime, stop all the foods and the beverages that instigate or enhanced the problems if you have noted them till now. - I hope you must have tried loperamide and such medicines. - I also hope that you must have tried yogurt, banana and such things We can also try the non-conventional things one by one and it may be possible that something may help to have a control. Usually we do not give links but I thought it apt to give you one to go through, please see so that we can discuss further. http://www.myhealthtips.in/2014/01/home-remedies-to-fight-loose-motion.html These are home-remedies. -Another ways is to try homeopathic medicines, some are wonderful. I hope this answer helps you to get a proper diagnosis, and get a proper further treatment. Please feel free to ask for more if you need to or if you feel that there is a gap of communication.