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Diarrhea Afte Parasesophageal Hernia Operation

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  • Posted By: CONRAD
  • March 24, 2007
  • 11:52 AM

I Had A Paraesophageal Hernia Operation About 6 Months Ago And Have Been Suffering From Cramps,gas And Diarrhea Ever Since -within 20 Min After Eating. Three Months After The Operation I Went Back To The Doctor That Did The Procedure - He Did A Colonoscopy & Gastroscopy And Said That He Could Find Nothing Wrong And That I Must Relax And Take Imodium. After Another Three Months I Went To A Internist And He Prescriped Questran-lite Which Helped To A Certain Degree To Control The Diarrhea But The Rumbling Noises, Cramps And Gas Were Still Present And I Knew That I Was Only Treating The Simptoms. I've Tried To Change My Diet But Nothing Seemed To Work For Me. I've Also Used Reuteri, Pro-biotics And Natural Parasite Cleansing Supplements To No Effect. Could It Be Possible That Something Went Wrong With The Surgery Or That I've Been Wrongly Dianosed. Please Could You Advise Me What To Do As This Is Driving Me Crazy!

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  • You might be having an intestinal inflammation (colitis) from the antibiotics prescribed following the surgery. IIRC, it can sometimes start weeks or even months after taking the drug. Have you had a stool examination?You could also have lactose intolerance, celiac disease, or other types of food allergies. With lactose, you need to cut out ALL products with milk, not just milk itself. This can include things like soups, cereal, bread, etc-it's important to look at the bottom of the nutritional lable where it mentions this; it may be as trivial as "processed in a factor that also processes X"; don't just look at the ingredients section but read the ENTIRE panel. Celiac is gluten which is basically anything wheat derived. Probiotics, from my understanding, are basically yogurt derivatives and thus contain milk, and bacteria. If you have lactose intolerance, then obviously they wouldn't work.Keep a careful log of what you are eating and make note of if the symptoms' severity after each meal. If you find that eating X, Y, and Z in combination causes more problems than A, B, and C, then look into the ingredients of X, Y, and Z and see if cutting out a major component (like gluten, for example) solves the problem.
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  • They Have Done All The Tests (stool, Blood) - Can't Find Any Wrong
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