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Unread 12-12-2007, 05:08 AM
Feel Great except Bowel Pain - Help!

As for the Dulcolax suppository that Tam mentioned, I can attest that they do work. They gave me one on day 3 at the castle because I was so constipated that I felt nauseous. The nurse instructed me to "hold it (suppository) in as long as I could stand it" for the best results. I think I made it 25 minutes. It definitely got things moving. I haven't had a huge problem getting things moving at home, but it's just SO painful that I can hardly stand it. Best of luck to all of you. I'm sure with time that this too shall pass (no pun intended).
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Unread 12-12-2007, 09:36 AM
Feel Great except Bowel Pain - Help!

I too had intense pain (cold sweats, tunnel vision, fainting) with bowel movements in the first couple of weeks. My pain has gradually become less with time (I'm at week 6 postop). I am completely off pain meds now but am still making sure I get fiber (Benefiber) with plenty of water and fruits/veggies. I still have the rare painful BM but they are settling down to only slightly uncomfortable at this point. Hang in there ladies - it will get better - if I'm an example of what is typical.
Unread 12-12-2007, 09:46 AM
Feel Great except Bowel Pain - Help!

I'm 16 days post op and I'll still eating 1/3 cup of All Bran Buds in my yogurt every morning plus I take one stool softner and just like clock work, I go without too much strain at all. Try that, it just might help.

Have a great recovery day today!
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Unread 12-12-2007, 09:50 AM
Feel Great except Bowel Pain - Help!

This has been the hardest part of recovery for me also.My TAH was dec.5th. I hadn't really had much pain except I was starting to hurt yesterday(I hadn't even had a BM yet) Last night I actually had my first one and 2 more after(TMI). My son (who is 18)Thought I was crazy...I was celebrating..lol. I actullay slept until 10:15 this morning. I feel so much better. I had been using the stool softeners, but I have also been eating oats, bran cereal..etc. I know this is something that will be different for us all,Good Luck and I will Keep you in my prayers.
Unread 12-12-2007, 10:01 AM
Feel Great except Bowel Pain - Help!

I forgot to ask my doc, how long can we be on stool softeners? Is there a risk for prolonged use?
Unread 12-12-2007, 12:18 PM
Feel Great except Bowel Pain - Help!

my gynae said to use them for the first 4 weeks which i did and i found that just cutting down gradually in week 5 still helped. now i am week 6 and its not a problem, by now most muscles are getting back in order.
hope this helps have a wonderful day and dont forget to pamper the princess, you are worth it
Unread 12-17-2007, 01:27 PM
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Thanks to whoever suggested suppositories. My first week after TAH I couldn't have made it without those. One dose really got things moving. Only prob now besides gas is hemorrhoid attack. Mine were on fire last night. Any ideas?
Unread 12-17-2007, 04:21 PM
Feel Great except Bowel Pain - Help!

I had a TAH on 12/5 and I am having the exact same problem. I am not consipated at all, it just hurts A LOT as the stool is moving through the instestine/bowel. How are you feeling now? I go to my 2-week check-up in 3 days, and I plan on asking the Dr. about this pain. By the way, I also experience the same pain (not quite as bad) at the end of urinating.

I hope you are doing OK.
Unread 12-17-2007, 05:04 PM
Feel Great except Bowel Pain - Help!

EM cooks - It has been I guess about a week since I asked that question and this IS getting better!! Yea!! Some days are still worse than others BUT some days it is finally pain free! Whoopee!!

Hang in there!!

Unread 12-17-2007, 08:56 PM
Feel Great except Bowel Pain - Help!

Anyone else eating prunes? No kidding, it does help... I notice if I forget to eat some.

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