Has anyone experince bowel changes

on 6/30/19 1:11 pm - LA

I had revision to Distal and have been suffering with severe Diarrhea.

Has anyone here suffer this problem?

Please Help..


Citizen Kim
on 6/30/19 2:26 pm - Castle Rock, CO

Very common side effect from a distal. Carbs tend to be the biggest culprit but YMMV

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Laura in Texas
on 7/1/19 4:14 am
RNY on 09/17/08 with

I hope your surgeon warned you about tha****ch out for carbs and a good probiotic may help. VSL#3, now called Visbiome, seems to be a good one.

Go to the DS forum and read old posts there for suggestions (different surgery, but same side effect).

Laura in Texas

52 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 150 (BMI=24)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

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Janet P.
on 7/1/19 10:04 am

You don't say when you had your surgery. Yes, the Distal RNY has similar malabsorption as the DS so you will experience "bowel" changes and some diarrhea when eating carbs/sugar. Hopefully your surgeon explained all of that before you had surgery. I had the DS and not the Distal RNY so hopefully someone with the same surgery can respond to you and provide more guidance.

Janet in Leesburg
DS 2/25/03
Hazem Elariny

on 7/7/19 3:06 am

I eat a mostly paleo diet - lots of fruits and vegetables, nuts/seeds, a decent amount of meat including organ meats, black coffee, about 100-120 oz of water a day. When my diet is good (which it usually is), I poop at approximately the same time every day (between 8:00-9:00 a.m.) and it is a healthy solid movement.

I find when I eat cheese, junk carbs or drink, I become irregular and the stool is either very hard to pass or is not solid at all.

That is the most I have ever written about poop in my life.