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Bowel movement after appendectomy

A 23-year-old female asked:
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Piles?: May be due to piles and hard stool motion, but please consult your surgeon if persists or painful stool passage. Keep stools soft with mild laxatives
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Bloody BM: Blood passed with a bowel movement is abnormal and must be explained. In your case, if the blood is bright red and not mixed with the stool, hemorrhoi... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 17 years experience
2-4 Days: Slowing of the bowels is common after abdominal surgery. Taking narcotic pain medication can add to this as well. I generally recommend my patients ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Trauma Surgery 50 years experience
NO: Dark green indicates rapid passage of succus entericus through the colon, probably due to pre op irritation
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Post Op Complication: You are having a post operative complication. It is inappropriate to be seeking care for the complication from any physician other than the surgeon. S... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
See answer: Most people move their bowel by day 3 or 4. If no BM by then check with your Dr. Increase fiber in your diet and liquids. Increase your ambulation and... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Yes you could: You should take some more laxative although it is not unusual to be constipated if you have not been eating normally for a few days. The pain medicin... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes next step: drink plenty of fluids , take mid laxatives or stool softeners and call your surgeon .
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
Diet record: trt keeping a diet record of what you are eating. Look too see if a food makes you better or worse. Drink fluids. See your doctor after a week of r... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Have it: If you are constipated from pain meds take a stool softener and some miik of magnesia, but there is no contraindication or harm from not having a bm. ... Read More