A member asked:

I had a hernia repair two days ago. i have not had a bowel movement since. i have pass gas and urinated. is this normal after surgery?

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Yes: Drink lots of fluid, walk frequently and reduce the use of prescription pain meds will help. If not better in a few days, try stool softener. As always, remember to call your surgeon to report your concerns.

Answered 5/8/2018

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Yes some times: Yes some times, take stool softeners or mild laxative, drink fluids speak to your surgeon.

Answered 6/29/2020

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