Our expert says:
I am sorry to hear that you are having such problems with your bowel movements after removal of your rectum for cancer. Did anything change since last October? Did you change anything in your routine, your exercise, your diet, your other medications, your supplements - anything at all that could be causing this change? If not, then I would recommend that you consult a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), as it is important for you to have your present diet and its dietary fibre content assessed professionally. The dietitian will then have to help you test which foods that are rich in insoluble dietary fibre you can use without causing diarrhoea and other negative effects in the opposite direction.
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