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No Bowel Movement In 5 Days After Surgery
I had gallbladder surgery last Tuesday.Had one stool thurs. I haven't had a bowel movement in 5 days. Is this normal?
Can be...: It's common to have constipation after any surgery, especially if you are taking any narcotic pain medication. The best think to do is to get some light activity (like walking 3 times per day). I also usually recommend to my patients over the counter Milk of Magnesia 30ml once in the morning and once at night. If you don't have a bowel movement in 48 hours you should see your doctor. ...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
I had a hernia repair two days ago. I have not had a bowel movement since. I have pass gas and urinated. Is this normal after surgery?
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Liquid/Soft foods for a week (Surgery and then vomiting episodes during said week). Havent had bowel movement during this time (7 days). What to do?
I haven't had bowel movement after rectocele surgery and taking several laxative. What could be wrong?
Consult your surgeon: You might have stool impaction, but this requires an urgent call to surgeon who performed the operation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
While recovering after a knee surgery, sleeping off anesthesia, i woke up to a nurse helping me dress, i realized that i had made a bowel movement! help!
Don't worry: Sometimes the pain medications after surgery will make you very relaxed and comfortable. In this situation the even you experienced is not us usual. We would never tell anyone about this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 weeks after knife piles surgery and can't have a bowel movement. I have to poop but can't get anything out. Some blood drippings.What could be wrong?
See physician ASAP: This should be discussed with your surgeon. ...Read more
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