Frequent Bowel Movements

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Frequent Bowel Movements

by LSCDQ on Tue May 12, 2009 12:00 AM

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My have had 9 inches of her colon removed 2 years ago. She has remained cancer free with no need for further treatments. A side effect has been frequent bowel movements. Initially 25 to 30 times per day, but this has settled into 6-10 times per day. Is this normal? Her dr. Says that it is due to reduced storage capacity. Her rectum remains raw most of the time due to the frequency. She has found some relief from unscented baby wipes, and aloe toilet paper. Is there anything that can be done to alter or at least calm this side effect?

RE: FREQUENT BOWEL MOVEMENTS

by Karenb on Wed May 13, 2009 12:00 AM

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I am a stage IV and had a foot of my colon removed. My oncologist said that there is no normal now. Everytime I eat it is usually followed by a bowel movement. But I am not raw and the movements are normal. I do use soft toilet paper and non alcohol flushable wipes.

Some of us refer to this as MPS (multi-poop syndrome)

Having frequent bowel movements may be her "new normal" but I would recommend consulting with a nutritionist and her gastroenterologist. There may be prescriptions and/or dietary changes that can help.

 

 

Home Remedy to Sore Bottom

by carrie5702 on Thu May 14, 2009 12:00 AM

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My son gets really bad runny stools when he's sick. You can try a home remedy by mixing 1/2 part Cetaphyl moisturizer to 1/2 Mylanta Classic Flavor Original antacid. Mix it well to form a paste and apply liberally. You may also want to dry Desitin or A&D Ointment.

RE: Frequent Bowel Movements

by carrie5702 on Thu May 14, 2009 12:00 AM

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I forgot to mention a warm soak in a bath with 1/2 cup of baking soda too!

RE: Frequent Bowel Movements

by Tiab76 on Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:00 AM

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I recently had vaginal radiation and it has messed w my bowels as wells. I have been taking Phenogren pills and it has seemed to help alot.

 

Hoe this helps

RE: Frequent Bowel Movements

by Trishpm on Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:00 AM

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They are not cheap, but several companies make "washlet" toilet seats that attach to a regular toilet and clean you like a bidet.  I didn't know that they existed when I was having radiation treatment for endometrial cancer 11 years ago, but I would have bought one!  They are common in Japan and other asian countries, and I don't know how we get along without them.   Water is much more soothing than toilet paper and/or wipes. 

RE: Frequent Bowel Movements

by califpilot on Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 5/12/2009 LSCDQ wrote:

My have had 9 inches of her colon removed 2 years ago. She has remained cancer free with no need for further treatments. A side effect has been frequent bowel movements. Initially 25 to 30 times per day, but this has settled into 6-10 times per day. Is this normal? Her dr. Says that it is due to reduced storage capacity. Her rectum remains raw most of the time due to the frequency. She has found some relief from unscented baby wipes, and aloe toilet paper. Is there anything that can be done to alter or at least calm this side effect?


Hi..I had Rectal cancer surgery a year ago..with chemo and radiation..i found a site that you might want to check..it is Biffy.Com..they have a Bidet that is very easy to hook up to your existing toilet..also they have come out with a water warmer..i have used it for over a uear now..and use no paper at all..just use a small towel to dry off..no rubbing..it works great and you don't have to morgage the home to buy it..I am a plumber and i think all the hospitals should give the patient literature on this product..

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