A 67-year-old male asked:
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after hemorrhoid surgery approximately how long before bowel movements return to normal and what is the best diet for after surgery?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
One of the major: determinants is whether you have general anesthesia or not (anesthetics paralyze bowel) and how many narcotic pain killers you take afterward. Many doctors advise starting stool softeners/fiber supplements before surgery. Stay super well-hydrated. Prune or apple juice may be helpful; raw veggies, while good for fiber, may be painful to pass. Two weeks, 3 at outside, and all should be good:)
Answered on Jun 17, 2018

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