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Pooping After Surgery
Contact Doctor: Many times use of pain medication, poor eating ability, lack of food in the bowel area, post-anesthesia, etc. Can result in constipation. Use of fiber products and stood softeners are often helpful. If very constipated, you may be told to use oil retention enema products to help. Do not take a bowel stimulant medications without speaking to your doctor. ...Read more
Yes, briefly: Bile contains bilirubin, which is normally golden in color. In the intestine, most of bilirubin is converted to stercobilin which is responsible for the brown color of human feces. Certain bacterial enzymes convert bilirubin to biliverdin, which is green. After gallbladder (or other gi) surgery, changes in the balance of bile, bacteria and GI motility can result in transient color changes. ...Read more
Yes: After gallbladder surgery, stools are likely to change. There are some treatments for this which may help if you are experiencing discomfort. Talk with your surgeon. ...Read more
How do you know if your anus needs reconstructive surgery? Because the bottom of my anus is loose and smells like poop
I think that sitting down on my chair deformed my anus. I smell like poop and the bottom part of my anus feels loose. Do i need reconstructive surgery?
Sounds like anal : Leakage/discharge. You mentioned fecal retention which can lead to overflow incontinence. It happens in people who get impacted because of severe constipation this can also be asociated with weak sphincter muscles which can lead to having poor control on your bms. You will need a detailed anorectal exam evaluation of sphincter muscles. Please see a colorectal surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers