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I have trouble with poop after surgery?

I have trouble with poop 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

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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What can be done about smelly poop after bypass surgery? Will this always be a problem?

What can be done about smelly poop after bypass surgery?  Will this always be a problem?

Normal: The odor of your bowel movements may change when the transit time of food changes, and that is normal. Dietary changes also can have a big effect - High protein and high meat diets may have greater odor than vegetarian or lower protein diets. ...Read more

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Is green poop normal after galbladder surgery?

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

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Is it common after having gallbladder. Surgery for ur poop to have a nasty/weird smell?

Is it common after having gallbladder. Surgery for ur poop to have a nasty/weird smell?

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

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How do you know if your anus needs reconstructive surgery? Because the bottom of my anus is loose and smells like poop

See gastroenterology: You should see a gastroenterologist. It may be possible you have a fissure or fistula but it is highly unlikely you have a "loose" anus from natural causes. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I think i need reconstructive surgery on my anus. I feel that the bottom part of my anus is loose. I also smell like poop or vomit?

I think i need reconstructive surgery on my anus. I feel that the bottom part of my anus is loose. I also smell like poop or vomit?

Unusual: You should see a gastroenterologist. It may be possible you have a fissure or fistula but it is highly unlikely you have a "loose" anus from natural causes. ...Read more

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