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Recent content by mtngrl

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    Considering an elective Ileostomy Please help

    I've had Crohn's since I was 13, so 50 years now. I've been in remission for 20+ years but had a stricture surgery in 2007. The initial ileocecal resection took a bit more than three feet of my ileum, the stricture repair another 6 inches or so. I have my entire colon but it doesn't do what it...
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    Bile Acid Malabsorption Support Group

    I've been using Lodalis(colysevelam) for a few months, it works well. I only use one tablet every other day if I'm not having a lot of fatty food. Far fewer side effects than Questran but severe nausea and pain if you don't drink enough water with it.
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    After your stricture repair

    I've had Crohn's for 45 years, since I was 13. I had a major resection when I was 19 The Ileum was removed and connected to the large bowel- 3.5 feet. In 2007 I had developed a stricture that had been ballooned a few times but was down to a passage of less than a quarter inch in diameter due...