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Problems with Bowel Movements  Too Soft???  :-( Problems with Bowel Movements Too Soft??? :-(

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Unread 03-31-2008, 05:12 AM
Problems with Bowel Movements Too Soft??? :-(

Hello all

I am so glad to have found this site. It has been a great help with my recovery symptoms.

I was wondering if anyone else is having trouble having a bowel movement because the stool is too soft? I know that sounds strange, but I have IBS and the Vaginal Hysterectomy has aggrivated it severely.

I went several days last week where the stool was actually bulging at the rectum but would not come out. I was so uncomfortable. I tried fibre, laxatives, and finally enemas. The enemas finally worked (sort of) but I still feel like I have to go.

I actually feel that it is easier to have a movement if I don't use all that stuff. That's not to say that it is easy - just easier.

I am concerned about having pulled something out of place. I have been having some urine incontinence for the past few days. It will usually happen when I wake up and stretch or sometimes when I stand up. This is not a little dribble either. My panty liner is soaked. Are the 2 problems related?

I have been feeling pretty good but now (13 days post op), I feel yucky.

If anyone has any ideas about this 2 problems, I would love to hear from you.

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Unread 03-31-2008, 11:15 AM
Problems with Bowel Movements Too Soft??? :-(


I'm sorry you're now having problems in your recovery.

Has your doctor cleared you to use laxatives and enemas? These are usually not recommended during recovery.

Many ladies experience bladder issues during their recovery and, if you try a "search" (click third from the right on the purple bar, towards the top of this page) you'll find hundreds of experiences to read through.

It would be wise to report both of these problems to your doctor (sooner rather than later) who, hopefully, will have some answers or suggestions for you. Will you let us know how you get on? Take care!

Unread 03-31-2008, 11:35 AM

Hi and thanks for the quick reply!

Although my doctor didn't ok anything for bowel problems, he did order a suppository and enema prior to leaving the hospital. I have to do something as it is painful. I usually go a couple of times a day so to go for 3 or 4 days without a movement is difficult to deal with.

I have put a call in to his office and let his receptionist know the urinary problems I am having. She said she would pass the info on to him and get back to me later today.

I'm sure many of the ladies on this site find it difficult to be doing so little around the house. I am very lucky to have a great husband and daughter that will help out with things. Now if only I could get over the guilt! lol We all have joked about having someone wait on us hand and foot, but personally, I don't like it. On the plus side....NO MORE TAMPONS! YAY!

Thanks again and I will keep you posted!

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