I am a 60 year old women and I had takedown surgery with J-pouch creation last November. I do not have any of the colon left in my body. They tell me my sphincter muscle is good.
I take imodium - 8 to 10 tablets a day as my stools are like water and many times explosive
I have a big problem with nighttime to a point where I am in the shower up to 3 times a night cleaning up/changing clothes and other runs to the bathroom in between. I need some true sleep ! This does not happen to this extent every night. I would say 10 percent of the time it isn't this extreme. I take imodium b4 bed as well and after every bowel movement at night.
Also some seepage during the day and the only way I know is the burning starts.
Also I seem to be gaining weight when my intake is not much.
My surgeon tells me to take as much imodium as I need. Should I be seeking advice from a gastrointestinal doc? I need other suggestions as this is not working..