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Ileocecal Valve Syndrome

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TC40
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Joined: May 2012

I had appendix cancer in 2007. I had a debulking surgery that included a right hemicolectomy. Last year, I started having horrible constipation alternating with out of control diarrhea. after much testing, I found a gastro dr who told me what the problem was. When they removed part of my colon, they removed the ileocecal valve. This valve controls the bacteria between the large and small intestine. Without it, bacteria can build up, thus causing flu like symptoms and or constipation. It's too bad the dr who performed the surgery couldn't have warned me about this!!!!! The treatment is to go on cipro when diarrhea starts becoming a chronic problem.

wanttogetwellsoon
Posts: 147
Joined: Apr 2011

I'm really sorry to hear about the complications you are facing. It's very frustrating when you find that something could have been done earlier in order to either diagnose the problem or to do something about it. Healing hugs go your way.

wanttogetwellsoon
Posts: 147
Joined: Apr 2011

I'm really sorry to hear about the complications you are facing. It's very frustrating when you find that something could have been done earlier in order to either diagnose the problem or to do something about it. Healing hugs go your way.

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