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Blood in stool, conspation, musuc after gallbladder surgery. Is it normal?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Perhaps

Constipation is common post surgery, especially with the use of narcotic pain medications.
This can lead to excessive mucous production and could cause bleeding hemorrhoids or a tear called an anal fissure. All GI bleeding should be investigated to some degree, however, as rectal bleeding is never normal. You should discuss this with your doctor or surgeon.

In brief: Perhaps

Constipation is common post surgery, especially with the use of narcotic pain medications.
This can lead to excessive mucous production and could cause bleeding hemorrhoids or a tear called an anal fissure. All GI bleeding should be investigated to some degree, however, as rectal bleeding is never normal. You should discuss this with your doctor or surgeon.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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In brief: No

These symptoms are not related to removal of the gallbladder. If any change in bowel habits were to occur from the surgery, it would be diarrhea.
Hemorrhoids, polyps, and a tear in the lining of the rectum would be the most likely causes. Pain meds taken after gallbladder surgery can cause constipation, but that usually resolves after a week or two. Get it checked.

In brief: No

These symptoms are not related to removal of the gallbladder. If any change in bowel habits were to occur from the surgery, it would be diarrhea.
Hemorrhoids, polyps, and a tear in the lining of the rectum would be the most likely causes. Pain meds taken after gallbladder surgery can cause constipation, but that usually resolves after a week or two. Get it checked.
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