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Anesthesia Cause Constipation
Side effect: Opioid pain medications are usually administered and are constipating. Other anesthetics can slow down gut movement. Pain and surgical manipulation of the gut can as well. Some studies suggest using regional anesthesia techniques like epidural or nerve block can wake gut sooner, though there are other risks. Your surgeon and anesthesiologist will discuss your options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can general anesthesia cause constipation and swelling for more than 3 days after surgery! If yes, what are the remedies?
Not likely: It's extremely unlikely for General Anesthesia to cause these symptoms- but very common for opioid based pain medications to cause constipation- and nearly every general anesthetic / surgery is accompanied by opioid pain meds- though 3 days out probably not related to that either, so much as any Norco/Percocet/hydrocodone, etc. you may have been taking after surgery for pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can carcinoid tumors cause carcinoid crises with clonoscopy&endoscopy anesthesia?I have elavated serotonin;constipation,heat in neck&head;night diahri
Unlikely: Carcinoid crisis is a possible complication in someone who has a carcinoid tumor. You don't say if you have been diagnosed with Carcinoid. General anesthesia can trigger carcinoid crisis in such patients, but the "conscious sedation" used for most diagnostic procedures such as colonoscopy or endoscopy would be unlikely to do so. Have you done a 24 hr urine 5-HIAA? ...Read more
Could anesthesia have caused me to not have a period since July of 2014 and to be chronically constipated since then?
I had recent caterack surgery, since that time I have had constant constipation. Could the anesthesia have had an effect on my bowels? I am 70.
I have constipation 48 hours after getting a general anesthesia.I have taken stool softener, prunes, and water. Is there an otcsuppositor?
Absolutely.: Bowel pain from constipation is a common reason for pain after any surgery. The chance of getting constipation after surgery is high because of anesthesia, narcotic pain meds slow down bowel motility, most patients eat less, activity is less, and the surgery itself sometimes aggrevates the intestines and slows motility. ...Read more
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