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Unread 01-17-2012, 09:28 AM

Had dVH on 1/12. I still have not gone. Tried enima(oil) and suppositories, still nothing. Any suggestions?
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Unread 01-17-2012, 09:57 AM
Re: Constipation

Are you taking stool softeners? I was told to take them twice per day and I did so for 4 weeks. My first BM was on day 4 after I took some Miralax in water. You also need to drink lots of water, eat food with fiber in it and walk to get things moving along.
Unread 01-17-2012, 10:01 AM
Re: Constipation

I also have a similar issue after surgery. I have used Miralax as per my doctor's suggestion. Use. Stool softener, and of course drink the liquids. Water is the best. But I have found after what seems like I've had gallons of the stuff, coffee helps me. I know that you are probably super uncomfortable but hang in there. It will happen. If you can really try to walk as much as possible. I just had a second surgery 11/28/12 which I used the Miralax and that really worked w/ the stool softener. I hope you get relief! If things aren't working right in that department life can be miserable. Good luck!!!🙏
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Unread 01-17-2012, 10:21 AM
Re: Constipation

i also have had issues with it. Warm Prune juice helps.
Unread 01-17-2012, 12:26 PM
Re: Constipation

Thank you all. I've had no stool softener, but I'll send for some. I'll also get prune juice for faster relief. Thanks.... Back tomorrow
Unread 01-17-2012, 12:55 PM
Re: Constipation

I also had the same problem. I called my doctor 4 days after my surgery. She told me my body was used to moving at least 8 miles a day so get up and walk slowly. I started walking more and drank the warm prune juice or coffee. I also eat activia twice a day. That really helped. Eating more dark veggies also helped, and an apple a day!!!! Good luck to you and hope you feel better..
Unread 01-19-2012, 03:27 AM
Re: Constipation

Hello Sisters,
I ended up back in the hospital. I could not pass stool or urine. Between the meds and a enlarged blatter, I was not going to be successful. I am home with a Foley Catheter. Good news: I am moving towards colon regularity! WHEW!!
Unread 01-19-2012, 03:44 AM
Re: Constipation

Ahhh, I'm so sorry you had to go back. I'm happy to hear that it sounds like you have some relief! Be good to yourself right now. Remember that you have gone through a lot. Catch a few zzzzz's when you can or relax with a good book or your favorite show! Take care and I hope it's all smooth sailing from now on!!!🌺🌻🌸💐🌷🌹. (Those are the flowers I sent you as real ones wouldn't make the trip )😊
Unread 01-19-2012, 03:45 AM
Re: Constipation

Sorry to hear you ended up in the hospital. Glad to see that you are feeling better. It should continue to improve as everything calms down. Sending hugs.

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