Topic: Digestion/Creon question
Sorry guys, but I have a poop question.
Since surgery, sometimes when I eat at restaurants I get some abdominal pain. I'm assuming because of the high fat content in restaurant foods. I told my oncologist about this and she said she wouldn't be surprised if I had some digestion issues after all my treatment. (I had liver resection, gallbladder removal, radiation and chemo) She asked me if my stools float. I said no. Then I actually started inspecting them and yes the majority float. I know this can be from a high fat content in stool. But you would think I would have other symptoms. I don't have diarrhea and only have bowel movements once a day. They don't look greasy. (again, sorry for the gross topic)
My oncologist prescribed creon. I know lots of our whipple patients take this, but I didn't have a whipple.
I think I'm going to my PCP to see if I can have my stool tested for fat prior to taking these enzymes.
I did have a low Vitamin D level so, maybe I do have some absorption issues. (or maybe I need to live in a sunnier climate)
What are your experiences with creon? Any non-whipple patients have to take them?
I don't like to take medications unless I'm certain I need them.
Thanks and take care!