Two years ago I was diagnosed with Colon cancer?

I’m 54 years old. Female. Two years ago I was diagnosed with Colon cancer. I’ve since had surgery. I’ve had chemotherapy and radiation. The last CT scan showed no sign of cancer. My problem now is that I have so much gas. I take 125mg of semithicone when it getsd bad and sometimes that doesn’t help. Could there be another underlying condition that I don’t know about or is this common after a bowel resection?



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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

It is common after surgeries as digestion is not as it used to be before so you should try eating small portions and avoid excess diary products and increase fiber intake..

Dr.Honey
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Dr.Honey

Hi..
Thanks for the query..

Excessive gas is commonly seen after colon resection surgery.. Colon resection surgery can cause disturbance in bowel mobility leading to gas..
You should continue Simethicone and along with it you should avoid excessive intake of dairy, nuts, heavy meal, carbonated drinks etc..
Avoid chewing chewing gums as they cause air entrapment..
Avoid eating too fast..
Activated charcoal pills can also help but only after advise from.your doctor..

Hope this helps..

Regards.

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

Hi
peristalsis is usually affected after colon surgery, my opinion is that you have not enough peristalsis and bowel movement
I recommend lactulose To Help clear your intestine , this should solve your problem, but if it happens again then I recommend an endoscopy
Good Luck

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi,it is very common after such surgeries to have these problems.
Increase high fibre diet intake with abdominal exercises.
Take laxatives twice a day
thanks

Dr Masr
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Dr Masr

It’s v common to happen, I recommend u taking something to improve the digestion of the food, like spasmodigestin with eating high fiver diet and avoid spicy food