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How long after a cholecystectomy will it take to have a normal bowel movement?

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In brief: Short time

After uncomplicated cholecystectomy will have bm in 2 to 3 days.

In brief: Short time

After uncomplicated cholecystectomy will have bm in 2 to 3 days.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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In brief: Few days

Usually bowel function will return to normal in 3 to 5 days after surgery, if it was laparoscopic surgery.
Some people can have constipation from the narcotic pain medication. Some can have diarrhea after surgery, that usually resolves over several days to a few weeks.

In brief: Few days

Usually bowel function will return to normal in 3 to 5 days after surgery, if it was laparoscopic surgery.
Some people can have constipation from the narcotic pain medication. Some can have diarrhea after surgery, that usually resolves over several days to a few weeks.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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