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I got my gallbladder removed on wednesday and I have yet to make a bowel movement. I took a dose of miralax (polyethylene glycol) today and still nothing. Normal?

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Dr. Wayne Wolf
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In brief: Constipation

This is a common side effect after surgery secondary to pain medication.
Miralax (polyethylene glycol) helps but can take a few days. Could try milk of magnesia for quicker results. Contact your surgeon if you have vomiting, worsening pain, or further concerns.

In brief: Constipation

This is a common side effect after surgery secondary to pain medication.
Miralax (polyethylene glycol) helps but can take a few days. Could try milk of magnesia for quicker results. Contact your surgeon if you have vomiting, worsening pain, or further concerns.
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