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Reply by Bobish

Your best off just trying it, because everyone is different. I'd start with a small amount though and chew really well. Personally, the...
Bobish

Reply by Winterberry

Rocco, have you tried vegan yoghurt? People who are vegans do not dairy, meat, or animal products, not even animal-by products. Yoghurt...
Winterberry

Reply by Rocco C

1993 and 1994. Had a major bowl obstruction in 1999 and surgeon had to remove 32 inches of small bowel due to gangrene.

Reply by n/a

My pouch was done in '93, and I eventually developed fistulas/abscesses. Dr. Shen finally sent me to Dr. Hull, who placed setons. After...
n/a

Reply by AFvet

Thank you all so much! Did Dr Hull do your j-pouch and if so were the results good?

Reply by Kh1988

Yes that is it!!! Sometimes it may be 5/6 but usually it’s around 3-4. I actually struggle with thick output and I have to drink lots of...

Reply by Rocco C

But Yogurt has milk. I can't eat that. Thanks just the same though for your reply.

Reply by CTBarrister

I eat the Chobani low sugar Greek yogurt, it is excellent and low in sugar which will keep the BM numbers DOWN. Sugar increases BMs
CTBarrister

Reply by Rocco C

3 to 4 bowel movements a day? Wow, that is great. Me, on a good day I have 10 to 12 bowel movements a day.

Reply by Kh1988

Hi there! I’m the one who started this thread. Just wanted to update! I’ve had my jpouch functioning for about 5 mos now. Everything has...

Reply by Rocco C

Thank you. I though milk bothered everyone. I drink almond milk

Reply by Scott F

Not everyone is lactose intolerant, so folks who are okay with lactose do fine with yogurt. Greek yogurt is a bit lower in lactose, so...
Scott F

Reply by Scott F

If the Cipro isn’t giving you adequate relief there are other antibiotics to try: rifaximin, Augmentin, Tindamax, and maybe a couple of...
Scott F

Reply by Rocco C

I see a lot of people on site eat yogurt. I don't cause its made with milk. How do people tolerate yogurt. Rocco

Reply by n/a

I had Tracy Hull as my CRS in Cleveland. VERY highly recommend her.
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Reply by JHendrix

I did not have surgery with Dr. Tracy Hull at Cleveland Clinic but had quite a remarkable and comprehensive consult/scope with her. She...

Reply by Pouchomarx

I live in Cleveland and have had all my surgeries there but a lot of the really good ones left. I had Dr Feza Remzi, but he left a few...
Pouchomarx

Reply by Kmiller

Surgeon told me to wait 5 days until metamucil. I am so nauseous this morning and no appetite.

Reply by Rocco C

I have been on Effer-K 20mEq Tablets for years because I am always low on Electrolytes for years It dissolves in water and I am on 2 a...

Reply by Kangaroo

Congrats! Heating pads are good for gas pains. I had pain in my shoulders, and was told that was gas pain. The heating pad helped ...

Reply by Scott F

I started psyllium fiber right away, on my surgeon’s advice, and I think it was helpful. Some surgeons don’t like that approach, though.
Scott F

Reply by Francesca

Thankyou for your posting Paul H. I read the article from the Guardian and have tagged it to speak to my gastroenterologist about it.
Francesca

Reply by Mcalen

Hi Scott thanks for the quick reply. 1)Well I think j-pouch rehydration can be more targeted depending on your output, cause The St...

Reply by Rocco C

I was on VSL # 3 for many years cause u needed a prescription for it. However, it is no longer the case for me and it is way to...

Reply by scallop

Hi -- I've also had abnormal manometry findings and have done a fair amount of pelvic floor PT at home. Going to see Dr. Shen in NY in...

Reply by Madelyn

I still have my GB but thought I would share my experience in case it proves helpful to anyone. I believed for nearly the last few years...
Madelyn

Reply by Accept It

I use CBS spray under my tongue when I have stomach pain. Works every time, usually within 15 minutes.

Reply by Scott F

The frustration is completely understandable. I hope you don’t give up on yourself (and your future self).
Scott F

Reply by Jfill21

Thanks Scott. Yes I’m going to follow through with the manometry. If pelvic floor is the issue, my doctor said the biofeedback therapy...

Reply by Scott F

JFILL, if you give up the search for an explanation then this is indeed likely to be as good as it gets for you. If you patiently pursue...
Scott F

Reply by Jfill21

Well, the gastrograffin test was negative for pouch mechanical malfunction. My GI called to tell me personally. He now wants me to do...

Reply by Scott F

Most J-pouchers do not need to fuss with their electrolyte intake. If you have reasonable frequency and your stool isn’t watery then you...
Scott F

Reply by AimeeAnne

Wow, you’ve really been through it. What a champ you are. I am sorry to hear that cancer has made a return. Having seen a friend, a...
AimeeAnne

Reply by Scott F

I take VSL #3, because that’s what my insurance covers. The products are quite similar, with the current VSL attempting (not completely...
Scott F

Reply by BillV

Many years ago, I was thrown off by my horse and suffered a double spinal fracture (fortunately with no nerve damage). I was kept in a...
BillV

Reply by Kangaroo

Flomax is a pill that helps relax the bladder, thus making it easier to pee. It's usually only given to men, but I'm female and it...
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