Probiotics and enemas

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susie0915
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Probiotics and enemas

Postby susie0915 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:57 pm

I was just wondering if anyone here who does enemas also take a probiotic. I asked my GI if he felt it was necessary since I am doing enemas and he really didn't feel there was a need but I could take Align for a month and see how I feel. I feel fine, but just wondered if I needed to worry about replacing my good bacteria. I have read that most nutrition is absorbed in the small bowel and since enemas generally only empty the large bowel it is not a problem.
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Re: Probiotics and enemas

Postby Eleda » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:25 am

Weather or not u use enemas, I rhink probiotics are essential ro everyones,life picturally if u have or had colon cancer
Thia is a good article thats worth a read, and mightb of help

https://probion.com/blog/microbiota-col ... =sience+eu

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Re: Probiotics and enemas

Postby Atoq » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:32 am

I think most bacteria are in the colon, but I don’think the enema wash them away, the surface of the colon is very «folded» and bacteria sticks to it.

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Re: Probiotics and enemas

Postby susie0915 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:29 am

My GI said the same thing. Really didn't think it was necessary, but if I wanted to take for a month and see if it makes any difference.
58 yrs old Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO
6/15 5 wks chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoid/scar tissue left
8/15 Pet scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 Bowel blockage. surgery,early ileo rev, c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 Clear CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 CT 4mm lung nod
7/17 no change lung nod
10/17 Clear pel/abd CT
11/17 CEA<.5
1/18 CT/Lung no change in 4mm nodule
5/18 CEA<.5, clear CT pel/abd/lung nod no change


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