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A 25-year-old female asked:

I had gall bladder surgery 5 days ago still no bowel movement?

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
A Verified Doctoranswered
Trauma Surgery 52 years experience
Not unusual: Due to post-op ileus and narcotic suppression of bowel function
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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