Just had surgery for appendicitis only had one bowel movent in 3 days little movement only feel blocked what can I do to help?
Post-op. it can take the bowels some time to return to normal speed of functioning. You can help by drinking lots of fluids, eating a high fiber diet, and making sure that you are walking. A stool softener such as colace (docusate sodium) for a couple of days can also help. If your symptoms are not improving, if you start having increased abdominal pain, or you begin to vomit let your surgeon know immediately.