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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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My son had surgery for hirschsprung after birth, he's 4 now and having trouble control his bowel movement when passing wind. Is this normal?
Always possible: Hirschsprung can be short and long segment. If a large amount of colin had to be removed then it may be hard for your son to control gas and solids or semi formed stool. You may need to contact his surgeon and peds gi. A plan of action to help make stool more solid could help. 4year olds often have bowel control problems do it may be normal. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is it reasonable to discharge a patient after full hip replacement surgery without having a bowel movement?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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