A 32-year-old female asked:
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appendectomy 3 weeks ago. normal bowel movements until now. now can't pass stool. it hurts and straining a lot. too big to pass. what is my next step?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes next step: drink plenty of fluids , take mid laxatives or stool softeners and call your surgeon .
Answered on Aug 16, 2020
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