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Unread 08-29-2008, 09:19 AM
having trouble passing gas. causing pain. Any ideas?

Can't get the gas to pass and its what's causing my pain. I've taken gas-x and just used a glycerin suppository, but I can't get anything to move. I'm afraid to eat much because of it. Any ideas to get things moving? I've not gotten much help from the nurse I called other than to keep taking the gas x and do the suppository.
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Unread 08-29-2008, 09:45 AM
having trouble passing gas. causing pain. Any ideas?

Walking! My doctor told me fiber also. Hope this helps.
Unread 08-29-2008, 03:10 PM
having trouble passing gas. causing pain. Any ideas?

#1 - coffee with cream and sugar will wake up the bowels

#2 - walk, walk, walk - even if it is two houses down and back a couple
times a day, you will

#3 - Triphala - research it, works great. I take one AM and two PM. I get it
at a health food store. Used this prior to surgery.

#4 - Psyllium Husk (drink lots of water)

#5 - If you are constipated, use a stoll softner (colace, etc.)

#6 - My Dr. told me on 8/26, that gas is also caused from a lack of activity.
Not much we can do about that.

I had 6wk appt. on 8/26, not back to work, sex not allowed yet, however I did get pool permission (no swimming). I am walking in the pool, nice variety. If it is hot where you live have someone take you to a store, and walk there. I am in Las Vegas, and it is bloody hot.

My Mom brought a Psyllium Husk capsule to the hospital to get things moving. The next morning "Victory". I got released. I only told the Dr. on my 2nd post-op visit.

Good Luck
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Unread 08-29-2008, 03:47 PM
having trouble passing gas. causing pain. Any ideas?

I like dulcolax and 2 gas X right before bed and when you wake its easy going...
Unread 08-29-2008, 04:18 PM
having trouble passing gas. causing pain. Any ideas?

I had the very same trouble as you Mogwai. My LAVH was on the 26th and just today was my very first BM. I too had the gas pains and everything.

I wish I had some wisdom to pass along to you. The only thing I can tell you is that I ate lunch at the hospital on Wednesday. Then I ate light when I got home. They gave me two doses of a stool softener at the hospital and they did nothing. Thursday night I took one dose of Correctol.

Anyway when it hit me this morning I won't lie to you, it wasn't pretty and it wasn't fun. But after the initial movement, things then proceeded nicely. Afterwards all that gassy pain was gone.

The only thing I can tell you that I tried to do was not panic over it. I kept telling myself that nature would take it course and it would happen in good time. I know sometimes when I worry about something, especially constipation, it just makes it worse.

Good luck and please keep us informed on how things are going for you!
Unread 08-29-2008, 04:55 PM
having trouble passing gas. causing pain. Any ideas?

I also had terrible problems with gas pains after surgery. I used gas - X and WALKED. I paced and paced from one end of the kitchen to the other the first few nights I was home from the hospital but it worked. Also dr. put me on Colace (stool softner) while still in hospital. I was told to stay on that until I was not taking the narcotics anymore. Good luck!!
Unread 08-29-2008, 05:01 PM
having trouble passing gas. causing pain. Any ideas?

Day three was my most painful gas day. It's the same day the hospital finally gave me Gas-X. At least you are on the right track with that.

In addition to Gas-X, I'd add walking, hot tea, walking, resting, walking, hot tea, walking, resting, walking, hot tea .... etc.
Unread 08-29-2008, 05:03 PM
having trouble passing gas. causing pain. Any ideas?

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Unread 08-29-2008, 05:24 PM
having trouble passing gas. causing pain. Any ideas?

Well, in between napping I've been walking. Drinking hot broth. It seems to be coming out, but not as forcefully as I normaly would pass gas. Its like it bubbles up to the edge and sneaks out I was told by my mother to eat a couple prunes and get a bath (not sure if the later was to help me with the gas or because I just stink

Now my next thing is to figure out how to get into my own bed instead of sleeping in my hubby's la-z-boy. Our bed sits way to high for me to lift my legs.
Unread 08-29-2008, 06:55 PM
having trouble passing gas. causing pain. Any ideas?

Walking is the key I think. I just walked around my backyard though...if I had walked in public, it would have been embarassing! It really helps!

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