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How long after laparoscopic abdominal surgery should/must bowel movements reoccur?

How long after laparoscopic abdominal surgery should/must bowel movements reoccur?

BM: You should have a bowel movement by three days after laparoscopy. If you have not had a bowel movement, call your surgeon. :) ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Increase dietary fiber
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Do kegel exercises
Daily
Follow up with a gastroenterologist
Yearly
See a pelvic floor specialist such as a urogynecologist
Yearly
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How long do you normally have to wait to get a bowel movement after a pyloric stenosis surgery?

How long do you normally have to wait to get a bowel movement after a pyloric stenosis surgery?

Within 24 hours: After surgical repair of pyloric stenosis the infant will start eating within 4-6 hours. As the volume of feeds increases to what it was prior to the onset of pyloric symptoms normal bowel movements will follow. ...Read more

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My IUD moved through my wall&near my intestins &no other problems im peeing fine, normal bowel movements&how long with surgery&how long to recover?

My IUD moved through my wall&near my intestins &no other problems im peeing fine, normal bowel movements&how long with surgery&how long to recover?

Discuss with the Dr.: Your doctor would be the best person to answer these questions. It's hard to say what the details of your surgery would be, since different doctors may approach it differently. If the iud can be easily located and removed with small incisions, then one would expect the recovery to be fairly quick and simple. If the doctor has to do a bigger incision to get to the iud, then recovery may be longer. ...Read more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Lifestyle and dietary changes
once
Exercise programs
daily
Medications to control constipation & diarrhea.
daily
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How long do you have pain urinating and pain with bowel movement after a total hysterectomy surgery?

How long do you have pain urinating and  pain with bowel movement after a total hysterectomy surgery?

Depends: In general it should not be painful to urinate or have a bowel movement. Of course pain is relative to the individual having the pain. It is common to have bladder and bowel symptoms especially cramping with urination and constipation. If prolonged or true burning with urination or severely increasing abdominal pain or fever, call your doctor. ...Read more

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I had lap band and hernia surgery two days ago. I am having severe pain and can no longer pass gas or have a bowel movement? Normal???

I had lap band and hernia surgery two days ago. I am having severe pain and can no longer pass gas or have a bowel movement? Normal???

Call surgeon: Please sign off of the internet and page your surgeon. You are having a complication. You were given post op instructions. There will be information in the instructions on contacting your surgeon. ...Read more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Avoid trigger foods and increase fiber in your diet
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Stress less, and enjoy life, as anxiety will worsen symptoms
Once
Take medications as prescribed and as needed
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When are bowel movements expected after surgery?

When are bowel movements expected after surgery?

It depends: The return of bowel function varies widely based upon the type of surgery performed. Bowel function may return long before bowel movements occur. Passing gas is generally the first sign of bowel function. There are many factors which may affect the time before the first bowel movement. ...Read more

Defecation (Definition)

Defecation is also known as Bowel movement. Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more

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