I do not post much, but do read them.
I have a question l hope will get a reply.
I have had my ileostomy about 6 yrs, and an internal pouch before that. I have been having terrible GI issues for quite some time, and have been seeing a functional medicine doc and nutritionalist.
At first it was SIBO and still may be, but now the theory is because I don't have a colon, but my small bowel has adapted and taken on characteristics of a colon, that bacteria that is normally in the colon is in my small bowel, and that is what is giving me my symptoms of cramping, gas, stomach pain etc.
I am wondering if anyone without a colon experiences the same GI symptoms. They are saying that you can't get rid of it all because you need it for immune function and other things. So I guess the trick is to heal the gut and balance the bacteria that should not be there, the gas and cramping is close to being disabiling.
If anyone can help and comment on this, I would appreciate it very much.
I have made a long story very short, so if anyone has other questions, please let me know.
Thank you all in advance