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Unread 02-27-2012, 07:39 PM
1 week & 3 days post-op w/constipation

Hello everone. Had a TAH 2/17 2012. My worse complaint is the constipation and bloating. Been on stool softeners, gas x, drinking water. I called my Dr., & he said to try dulcolax & anemas. I've done so & I was able to move a bowel. But i'm concerned that i'm doing too much just to move a bowel. I've also started eating prunes & drinking prune juice as of yesterday. Also....... When do we go for a follow-up? My Dr., is hard to get a hold of because his office is moving. I tried to leave a message friday & but could'nt cause it says message full try again. But i'm sure taking these narcotics for pain adds to the situation. Also curious as to how long you ladies stood on pain meds? I do realize I need to ask my dr. & everyones different. But would really appreciate feedback. Thank you ladies. & GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!
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Unread 02-27-2012, 07:44 PM
Re: 1 week & 3 days post-op w/constipation

Narcotics do add to the bowel issues. you could try fiber gummy bears. It takes a few days for them to work but if you took them daily it may be more gentle on your system. Good luck! That's just miserable!
Unread 02-27-2012, 08:26 PM
Re: 1 week & 3 days post-op w/constipation

I had my surgery in December and I had to take stool softeners for weeks, even after I quit taking the pain meds. Try some of the Fiber One products too the Brownies are good. Your insides took alot of trama so it takes a while for things to get back to normal.

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