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I had bilateral hernia surgery two days ago and have gained 6 pounds, 125 to 131. have not had a bowel movement, urination is slow. suggestions?

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Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
General Surgery 37 years experience
Cut pain meds: Constipation and difficulty urinating are side effects of pain medication. If you can take tylenol or aspirin for pain instead of an opiate (percocet, vicodin, vicoprofen, tylenol with codeine, tylox, etc) you will be better off. It is not unusual to go a week before having a BM while on pain meds, might try Milk of Magnesia as a laxative.

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Last updated Jun 14, 2018

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