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constipation after a colectomy?

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Dr. Mark Gujer
26 years experience Anesthesiology
Recently?: No bowel movements or any pain and bloating are a good reason to give your primary doctor or surgeon a call.
Answered on Jan 22, 2014
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Dr. Emil Shakov
17 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Yes: Could be ileus or obstruction depending on timing after surgery. Also is taking lots of narcotics this can leadto constipation. Best is to see surgeon.
Answered on Oct 21, 2016

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