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Laproscopic appendectomy on Sunday night. Started passing gas on Tuesday, but none today and still no bowel movement. Taking colace, add a laxative?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes you could: You should take some more laxative although it is not unusual to be constipated if you have not been eating normally for a few days. The pain medicines can also cause or worsen the constipation. So eat normally and get some help from a laxative for 1-2 days till you have a BM
Answered on Apr 18, 2018

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