A 55-year-old woman who had extensive abdominal radiotherapy 5 years earlier for endometrial cancer.

A 55-year-old woman who had extensive abdominal radiotherapy 5 years earlier for endometrial cancer has chronic symptoms of postprandial bloating and periumbilical discomfort. Over the past several weeks she has had persistent diarrhea. Results of routine stool studies for infectious agents are negative. Which of the following treatments would most likely result in sustained improvement in her diarrhea? a. Oral mesalamine b. Bile acid–binding resin c. Ciprofl oxacin d. A proton pump inhibitor e. Low-fat diet

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