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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:) ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Is this normal for a liquid diet? I recently had surgery and was put on liquid diet. I have been having green, watery bowel movements for six days.

Is this normal for a liquid diet? I recently had surgery and was put on liquid diet. I have been having green, watery bowel movements for six days.

C . Diff: Make shure your doctor knows. Could be clostridium defficile. Happens due to change of intestinal flora after high dose of antibiotics. Notify your surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can i treat lazy bowel after surgery from home?

Can i treat lazy bowel after surgery from home?

Move it: Best way to help the bowels wake up is to walk as much as you tolerate and to limit the intake of narcotic pain meds. Keep moving, if your doctor didn't tell you to not stand on your feet or walk. ...Read more

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How long is recovery after impacted bowel surgery?

How long is recovery after impacted bowel surgery?

Depends..: Recovery from surgery depends on many different factors. Was your surgery minimally invasive? Open with a large cut? Did they remove any bowel? Depending on these answers recovery could be from 1-6 weeks or more.. ...Read more

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Is it it necessary to have surgery for bowel prola pop se?

Is it it necessary to have surgery for bowel prola pop se?

Depends: This depends on how badly the problem is, and what the cause is. If you are considering this, get an opinion from a colorectal and/ or GYN surgeon with experience and training in pelvic floor disease. Ask about the risks and benefits, and keep in mind that those statistics will not predict the you're for you as an individual. They can help you make an informed decision though. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have fluid still on surgery site for a perverted bowel op was in June still painful when will it clear ?

I have fluid still on surgery site for a perverted bowel op was in June still painful when will it clear ?

Follow up surgeon: It sounds like you need to follow up with your surgeon and ask. 2 months should be adequate for most pain to resolve and healing, depending on the surgery. Please see your surgeon to rule out any complications like infection. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my girlfriend has been told that her bowel may be "deterorating", what type of surgery would be used to heal this?

What do you suggest if my girlfriend has been told that her bowel may be "deterorating", what type of surgery would be used to heal this?

Nonspecific : in order to help you, we need more specific information other than that the colon is just deteriorating. What is her diagnosis? ...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


Bowel (Definition)

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