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Will my bowel function change after the laparoscopic sigmoidectomy surgery?

It is normal to experience some bowel movement changes after the surgery such as frequent stools or urgency to use the toilet.

These symptoms will disappear over time if you follow the dietary and medication program prescribed by your doctor.

In the aftermath of the surgery, your bowel needs to adapt to its new structure given that a part of it has been removed.

As you recover, you will gradually be able to reduce the medication and the amount of fiber intake. In the long term, most patients manage to feel as they did before the surgery and to resume a regular diet with no restrictions.

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