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Reply by Scott F

The usual surgery attaches the J-pouch to the rectal cuff using a circular stapler. The less common approach removes the rectal cuff and...
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Reply by Andrina

I have another question. You know when we had a colon sometimes we pressed too hard and might have caused an anal fissure or something...

Reply by Raj

I too get blocked sometimes and man it hurts , hurts like hell no matter how much pressure you put on the seat nothing seems to move out...

Reply by Raj

Yeah fiber supps do increase bms and gas too. I usually take it with breakfast and dinner and get a mixed response. I started from 2-2...

Reply by Scott F

It sounds like you might do better with a different fiber supplement. The usual choices are psyllium (of one brand or another),...
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Reply by Scott F

FIber supplements can sometimes cause gas, and that can also increase frequency and/or discomfort. Do you have more gas than before?
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Reply by Arnaud

I've solved emptying problems with a Medina catheter. A friend of mine actually wrote a web site about it, here :...

Reply by arodecker

Yes and no on the consistency. For the most part I have great looking stool. Right now Iam going 4x as many times as I use to before the...

Reply by Scott F

Fiber supplements will add bulk to the stool. For some people this could increase frequency. Is it changing the consistency of your...
Scott F

Reply by strange

I've found ilex paste applied internally really works; for myself, when a fissure occurs, I'm able to determine its exact location...
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Reply by DSTJ

Prouchbro, to add to Scott's reply, if you want to read more about the lawsuit you can take a look at an article on Visbiome's website:...

Reply by Scott F

The current VSL #3 formula has apparently never been tested at all, though they claim to be doing some tests. It hasn’t been proven to...
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Reply by Scott F

You might be superstitious about foods. “Paranoid” is a pretty strong word. Here’s some stuff to think about: 1) Food has an effect on...
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Reply by Pouchbro

I want to know which Probiotic formula was used in the study thats shows "VSL# 3" is the proven probiotic that helps with UC. Was it the...

Reply by PouchLogic

I was stricktly using vsl3 but when the price jumped up and this whole Visbiome thing came known I got some to try. So far so good, it's...

Reply by Scott F

Anal fissures can be difficult to treat, and require some patience, but it sounds like you’re doing the right things. Soluble fiber...
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Reply by Aimc

Try it with ice cream. Make them into a milkshake. They are pretty good that way.
Aimc

Reply by CTB23

Boy can I understand not wanting to drink anything like Ensure. For me, it was Boost. Still dislike it unless I put a banana and run it...

Reply by N Fos

I've had problems gaining and maintaining weight since I had UC and my colon was removed in my early 20's. I'm now 48 yrs old and still...

Reply by maddie18

I have had so many obstructions, one turned into an emergency surgery, I was one hour from losing my life according to Ithe Surgeon. If...

Reply by Raj

It depends on how formed is your output. I get this kind of pain either when I can't empty my pouch fully or with too much sugar intake...

Reply by Kh1988

Thanks for the reply! So glad you are healthy now! You’ve been through a lot! ...I totally think you should go for the mommy makeover.

Reply by Lovin Life

I’m seriously considering getting a mommy makeover for my 40th birthday. I have been largely healed of all symptoms since I had my last...

Reply by Scott F

I use VSL #3, because that’s the product my insurance will cover. It seems to work well enough, but I wish I could try switching to...
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Reply by Still Standing

I don't use either one. (The cost was too high for me.) I use Align, which seems to work well for me. I saw they have a new extra...
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