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What would cause loose uncontrollable rectal bowel movements 3 years after an ileostomy?

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Dr. T Chandrakant

General Surgeon

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Posted on Fri, 25 Jan 2019 in Lump
Question: 3 years following Ile ostomy I have begun loose uncontrollable rectal bowel movements. I have only a sigmoid colon remaining from 3 surgeries.
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Please give additional information

Detailed Answer:


Please give additional information for me to assist you better:
- Is ileostomy closed? Meaning you are passing stool through anus?
- Anything new in foods or beverages tried a few days back?
- Stool: Color, consistency, smell?
- Any mucus and/or blood?
Any constitutional symptoms like fever, malaise, body ache, chills?
Abdomen: Bloating, nausea, vomiting, pain?

Till then please be well hydrated by taking plenty of oral fluids, use boiled for 20 minutes and cooled water. Take banana, yogurt/curds, activated charcoal tablets.

Hope I have answered your query.

Dr. T Chandrakant
General Surgeon
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