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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?
I had surgery 5 days ago (breast) and haven't had a bowel movement since. Now I have a very large and painful external hemroid. I assume this is why?
Back surgery 5 days ago, no appetite eating very little. No bowel movement yet. Passing gas though. When should i be worried?? On 200 mg colace qd.
Constipation: This is always a tough problem after back surgery and your surgeon knows this. Please keep him or her informed. I think passing gas suggests you don't have an "ileus" problem where the bowels "go to sleep" after some types of surgery. If you have no pain or nausea, you can eat, and are still passing gas, I would not be surprised if you needed another 4-5 days. See your surgeon if you are unsure. ...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?
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!
Sh_t happens: While anesthetized, we are not responsible for what we say or what we do. While it is not common to have a bowel movement during anesthesia, it sometimes happens and it is not your fault. It was not pleasant for you, but the nurse considered it nothing unusual. Sometime these things happen. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I had a uterine polypectomy on the 6/4/13. Had first bowel movement after surgery 08/04/13 and experiencing moderate cramping. Is this normal?
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