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Recovering from hemorrhoidectomy last month -how long will it be uncomfortable to have a bowel movement?

Recovering from hemorrhoidectomy last month -how long will it be uncomfortable to have a bowel movement?

A few weeks: Generally the worst pain is only a couple of weeks, but very important to keep the bowels soft and use sitz baths, gentle hygiene (soft wipes and creams) for at least a month to allow complete healing. If pain persists, make sure the surgeon looks for an anal fissure as this may happen.

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Why do I have many bowel movements after my staple hemorrhoidectomy?

Why do I have many bowel movements after my staple hemorrhoidectomy?

Frequent stools: That is a good thing in order for the hemorrhoids to heal much more quickly. You probably developed hemorrhoids because of chronic constipation and you do not need this to happen again.

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Had hemorrhoidectomy 4 days ago. Am having toilet filled with bright red blood after bowel movements. Is this normal?

Had hemorrhoidectomy 4 days ago. Am having toilet filled with bright red blood after bowel movements. Is this normal?

Some bleeding: Is normal, but this sounds like a lot. Contact your surgeon for specific advice.

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Had hemorrhoidectomy 6 weeks ago. Since then have had frequent bowel movements daily, gas, constant belching, cramping, & reflux. On protonix (pantoprazole).

Had hemorrhoidectomy 6 weeks ago. Since then have had frequent bowel movements daily, gas, constant belching, cramping, & reflux. On protonix (pantoprazole).

Bad gallbladder: Fever, nausea, pain in upper belly, usually right sided, bloating, belching, worse after eating fatty (or other) foods, getting worse over time, or after a surgery, family history are all symptoms of a bad gallbladder. Hydrate, avoid fatty foods while waiting for your doc surgeon visit, diagnostic testing, and/or surgery date. Take a friend with you to appointments. Be well

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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?

After hemorrhoid surgery approximately how long before bowel movements return to normal and what is the best diet for after surgery?

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:)

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Hemroidectomy how long will I have pain with a bowel movement after a hemroidechtomy. Its been 3 weeks and bowl movements still hurt.

Hemroidectomy how long will I have pain with a bowel movement after a hemroidechtomy. Its been 3 weeks and bowl movements still hurt.

You: You can expect some pain after surgery. If your doctor gave you a prescription medicine for pain, take it as prescribed. Ask your doctor what over-the-counter medicines are safe for you. At this point in your post-operative course, you are probably on a regular foods - at this point you should be increasing the amount of fiber in your diet. You should take stool softeners that contain fiber to help make your bowel movements smoother and decrease the straining during defecation that increase the pain. You may apply numbing medicines before and after bowel movements to relieve pain, including local anesthetics that contain drugs as Lidocaine and can be obtained over-the-counter. Lidocaine-topical is a generic brand name that can help to resolve a variety of problems that cause irritation. The brand names for this are LidaMantle and xylocaine (lidocaine). Ice packs applied to the anal area may reduce swelling and pain. Frequent soaks in warm water (sitz baths) help relieve pain and muscle spasms. If this does not improve the pain, you should follow-up with the surgeon to check for problems.

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In the evening I have the urge to have a bowel movement but I don't have to go. Why is that?

? examination: You should get an examination of your lower intestinal tract if you haven't. The sensation of having to go without having a bowel movement might mean that there is a polyp or other colon lesion and over the age of fifty it's a good idea to get a colon exam even without symptoms for general screening.

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Whenever I have a bowel movement I feel like I haven t completely emptied my bowels, and continually feel like I need to go?

Whenever I have a bowel movement I feel like I haven t completely emptied my bowels, and continually feel like I need to go?

Need some tests: Normal bowel frequency in america fits a bell-curve distribution--once daily stooling is the middle of the curve, but the normal range extends from 3 bowel movements daily to 1 bowel movement every 3-4 days. Testing will define if your incomplete emptying is due to inflammation, rectal/anal dysfunction, partial obstruction due to mass, stenosis, obstipation, extrinsic, or is a functional issue.

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Can you have a headache if you haven't had a bowel movement?

Can you have a headache if you haven't had a bowel movement?

Headache: Yes reasons for not having a bowel movement include not eating which can cause a headache, constipation due to not having enough hydration which can cause headache. Regardless you should be regularly going to the bathroom. If your system suddenly changes you should be seeing a physician to figure out why it has changed. Bowel movements are needed in order to get rid of toxins and waste from us.

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Why can't I have a bowel movement without laxatives?

Chronic constipation: Is a difficult problem. You can become dependent upon laxatives and this can lead to all sorts of problems. Consult with GI specialist to make sure that there are no mechanical or nerve problems.

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I haven't had a bowel movement in about a week. Should I take a laxative?

I haven't had a bowel movement in about a week. Should I take a laxative?

That's an option.: That is normally ok. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day). Eat 5 vegetable & 4 fruit servings per day – get that fiber in. Avoid junk carbohydrates. Stay physically active.

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I have presure in rectum but can't make a bowel movement what should I do?

I have presure in rectum but can't make a bowel movement what should I do?

Gently: Start slowly. Do not strain to pass a stool. Try a glycerin suppository (over the counter.) try a careful enema, either a single use one, like fleet's, or from an enema bag. Drink plenty of water. If these are not effective or bleeding occurs see a medical practitioner. Avoid extreme anxiety about this matter. This occurs often in constipation and can lead to inappropriately aggressive solutions.

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Haven't had a bowel movement in over a week. Took laxatives and nothing. What now?

Haven't had a bowel movement in over a week. Took laxatives and nothing. What now?

See doctor: There is a problem somewhere. You probably have an impaction and the er rather than a doctor's office can probably deal with that.

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