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problems after knee replacement

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 15, 2010
  • 04:34 AM

had total knee replacement 3 yrs ago at 33yrs old.haven't had a "normal"bowel movement since.have had blood tests and fecal test for infections but nothing was found.usually have 2 to 3 movements a day that are very loose.when i eat i have an urgent need to go within an hour or so.Only idea physician can come up with is possible intestinal paralysis from pain meds used after surgery.Anyone else have any possible causes or solutions.I have tried active culture yogurt to get goob bacteria but no improvement.Any help or suggestions would be a great help,thanks

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  • had total knee replacement 3 yrs ago at 33yrs old.haven't had a "normal"bowel movement since.have had blood tests and fecal test for infections but nothing was found.usually have 2 to 3 movements a day that are very loose.when i eat i have an urgent need to go within an hour or so.Only idea physician can come up with is possible intestinal paralysis from pain meds used after surgery.Anyone else have any possible causes or solutions.I have tried active culture yogurt to get goob bacteria but no improvement.Any help or suggestions would be a great help,thanksHave you been tested for c-diff infection (c-diff short for the organism, your doc will know). Similar symptoms, many times contracted in hospital, hard to treat unless your doctor knows what they're looking for.
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    • January 17, 2010
    • 09:08 PM
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