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Diarrhea was posted 06/28/2016 08:19 pm by keyofdee
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I have battled chronic diarrhea since last November. I had Folfirnox in September and October for a recurrent mass in the remnant pancreas head which was successful in making the tumor disappear. I also had endoscopic surgery in August 2015 to unblock my digestive system since the pancreas (and tumor) had me completely blocked. I recently learned that one of the stents...the stomach-jejunum...had shifted and this was what was causing the diarrhea. The stent was removed last week and no more diarrhea. During the time I had 'the squirts'...sometimes as frequent as 20 times as day...I found that a bowl of Cream of Buckwheat cereal settled my bowels and stopped the diarrhea. Like you, I am gluten intolerant. Buckwheat (even though the name is wheat) is actually an herb and completely gluten free. Good luck. I really feel for you and I hope this suggestion gives you some relief. Do be a squeaky wheel and push your doctors to try to figure out what is causing the diarrhea. Once or twice a day is one thing, but when you're constantly going, it is a major health problem, especially for someone who is healing from pancreatic surgery.

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