on 7/5/20 11:47 am
I had my duodenal switch In 2012 and have had diarrhea but all of a sudden the last few days I'm constipated. Are usually go to the bathroom for five times a day and now I'm lucky if I have one bowel movement. Is that normal? any help you can give me would be most appreciated.
Thank you, Esther
on 7/6/20 12:45 pm
Thank you, I finally got diarrhea again. My body is doing some weird things.
on 7/6/20 12:48 pm
Thank you for your reply, I took a laxative and I'm fine now. Today I'm back to my normal diarrhea. I don't know if that's normal but it's better then being constipated. My body is reacting oddly.
on 7/6/20 12:30 pm
NO! THAT is NOt normal!. Go see a Doctor ASAP. concerned Like White Dove with possible intestinal blockage... possibly following a gastritis episode. because normal go is so ofen for you - you could not have caught your warning signs..
You need to be checked medically.. a twist is not fun and a bowel obstruction can be fatal if is not addressed promptly.
on 7/6/20 12:50 pm
Thank you, I took a laxative and I'm back to my usual routine. I haven't felt well the last couple of days but I'm back feeling good again. I am going to see my doctor to get it all checked out.
on 7/6/20 1:44 pm
Esther, you could have a stricture... an area where connections were made that have scar tissue.- building up..... that could give your symptoms... a laxative would thin all passing thru to allow passage... my dear uncle died from a bowel obstruction that was "missed" on 5 drs exams. do not let any sudden change go undiagnosed...- checked out thoroughly. after these wls surgeries we do not have extra intestines to spare... if you have a narrow passage it is vital to keep plenty fluidsin the gut to assist in thinning of effluent. i am no longer a nurse.don't play one on tv, i did have wls in 96
on 7/6/20 1:53 pm
Thanks Denise, I will get it checked. I appreciate your advise.