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How Long After Surgery Should I Have A Bowel Movement
I've had surgery for a polyp & fissure about a week ago and I still have painful bowel movements. How long before it stops hurting to have a movement?
It can take: A few weeks for sure. Are you taking stool softeners regularly and drinking enough water? ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Majority of the time you will be able to have bowel movements after colostomy. Rarely their might be a surgical issue that may decrease your bowel movements due to nerve impairment. It is also common to have some constipation after surgery due to anesthesia. If you do have constipation for a long time after surgery, consult your physician to get to the underlying cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post Surgery Pain: Yes. Of course. There is no ifs ands or buts about this. I would imagine your surgeon gave you some instructions and advice about your post operative course and what to expect. ...Read more
After gallbladder surgery within a one year ago I've been having lots of green bowel movements is that normal?
Color: The color of stool doesn't matter unless they are red (bloody) white (acholic, no pigment) or back (tarry) for upper Gi bleed. The color can be affected by what we eat. It is possible that the bile without its storage unit (the gallbladder) is passing faster through the system staining the stools. ...Read more
Almost 4 months from a tah-bso robitically. Is it normal to not have the same push with bowel movements as before surgery? It's not as strong.
How many bowel movements can you have per day after the takedown surgery of a colostomy and ileostomy?
Varies: It depends on what the prior surgery was. If there was a significant amount of the colon removed or much of the right colon removed, then there could be several bowel movements per day after takedown of a stoma. Drink more liquids and first try added fiber such as metamucil if alright with your surgeon. Would not recommend over the counter immodium unless fully cleared as alright with your surgeon. ...Read more
How should I treat myself following surgery to remove hemorrhoids in order to minimize pain, particularly during bowel movements?
Good Hygiene, soft..:
you should have very careful hygiene measures, using tucks (witch hazel) or cottonelles or similar after each bm. Also strive to keep bm soft. This is best done with bulk agents such as metamucil and fiber in your diet with plenty of fluids. ...Read more
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
I had gall bladder surgery 10 days ago, 4 day postop I started gritty sandy bowel movements loose large. I never had this before, concerns?
Here are some. ..: I wouldn't worry about it as long as feeling better day by day in general activity, appetite, voiding, BM, etc. With no fever or undue pain. Of course, if not as described or something mentally or physically bothering you, ask your surgeon timely. Note, after gallbladder removal, your body is adjusting to the "new" environment without a gallbladder for digestion so to expect slight change in BM. ...Read more
Had lumbar surgery n I had regular bowel movements but now I'm on day 9 without one it. Hurts when I push to use the rr I've tried laxatives, stoolsoftn?
I have had hemmorhoid surgery & I'm getting lower back pain as well as pain from bowel movements. Is this normal after 3 weeks? .
Hemmorhoids: People present after surgery with pain and this can actually be the issue preventing a normal bowel movement. There are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help these common problems. It is best if you consult with your surgeon to help with ruling out other issues like an infection or a fissure. Also fiber and or laxatives may help at this point or sitz baths. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had surgery of internal hemorrhoids a month ago. What should I do to avoid straining at bowel movements and maintain a soft stool?
Fluid and fiber: You can increase daily water consumption to make sure you don't become dehydrated. Increase non soluble fiber intake. There are over the counter options if you find your stool is hard. Talk to a pharmacist and consider miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 weeks post op from rectal prolapse surgery having rectal bleeding with bowel movements and bulge inside rectum. Is this a sign my sutures have bust.?
I had gastric bypass surgery in 2006. I was wondering if it is normal to have green bowel movements. I have them several times a month for like the past year or so. It is most noticeable the week around my period. Is this normal?
Interesting: If occurring several times a month, not likely associated with your period (unless it is also occurring several times a month?). If no other symptoms (pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, weight loss) then reassuring. Associated with certain foods/beverages (food dyes?). Might want to keep symptom and food diary to see if link. Would also discuss with your surgeon. Hope this helps. Good luck. Dr R ...Read more
Is it normal after open inguinal hernia surgery to get extra sore again after my first few bowel movements since the surgery 6 days ago?
Should I see my surgeon who performed fissure surgery earlier this year. Still having fresh bleeding after bowel movements. Had fissure surgery earlier this year due to intense pain and bleeding after even minor exertion. Was told that he had cut the a
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