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Hi! I had my sigmoid colon removed via keyhole lap 3 weeks ago. Recovery is slow but steady. A few days ago, though, I started leaking. (Gross, I know! Sorry!) First it was liquid stool, now it's just clear fluid. It's almost constant. I'm supposed to go back to work this week, but I can't imagine it with this going on. Has anyone ever had/heard of this?

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    I  haven't but did they say it would happen.!if not I'd go see doctor asap. You don't want an infection..😘

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    I would definitely seek medical advice. You don't want an infection. Are you in the USA only asking because the UK don't take them out unless it's an emergency 

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      Yes, I am in the US. I have an appt on wed.  Ugh - I didn't realize it had to be done as an emergency in the U.K.  

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    Hi there-

    Just got back from surgeon. He didn't seem concerned. Told me to increase my fiber and see what happens. What he didn't say was "oh yeah- that happens all the time" He seemed as mystified as I am! 

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      He left you still wondering why? You needed reassurance which unfortunately he didn't give you. I'm sorry he was mistified.  Just watch it. 😘

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