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Who do I see for post-op bowel functioning problems? Is there a critical window post-op after which chance of resuming normal bowel function is slim?

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Dr. Joseph Sucher
Surgery - Trauma
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Your surgeon

First, it all depends on what surgery you had and for what reason.
So, there is no single answer to the timing of return to normal bowel function. The first place to start is to see your surgeon, they know you the best and should have no problem answering this question. Give the office a call today. If you can't get an answer, please provide more details about your surgery.

In brief: Your surgeon

First, it all depends on what surgery you had and for what reason.
So, there is no single answer to the timing of return to normal bowel function. The first place to start is to see your surgeon, they know you the best and should have no problem answering this question. Give the office a call today. If you can't get an answer, please provide more details about your surgery.
Dr. Joseph Sucher
Dr. Joseph Sucher
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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Surgeon and GI Dr

Presumably, your surgeon and your GI doctor know you the best.
They should be interested in your progress, especially during your recovery.

In brief: Surgeon and GI Dr

Presumably, your surgeon and your GI doctor know you the best.
They should be interested in your progress, especially during your recovery.
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Dr. Jerome Zacks
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