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WHY CANT I POOP

I HAD SURGERY ON WED THE 21ST AND I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO HAVE A BM IS THERE SOMETHING MAJOR WRONG?

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MUDGIRLZ

Asked by MUDGIRLZ at 9:54 AM on Nov. 25, 2012 in Pregnancy

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  • you might want to call the doctor about it.
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:58 AM on Nov. 25, 2012

  • water! lots and lots of water!
    coffee makes it go faster
    fruits and veggies - no breads!
    prunes is an alternative if you like those...
    but surgery is a killer, you could wait for weeks because the meds make you constipated! (speaking from experience!)
    do the brat diet - banana, rice, applesauce tea...you need to be careful of what you are intaking - otherwise you will be sitting on the toilet thinking you are having a baby come out of your behind!
    madmueller

    Answer by madmueller at 10:30 AM on Nov. 25, 2012

  • Are you pregnant as well? (Since this is posted in pregnancy.) Pain killers will constipate. Talk to your doctor if you're pregnant.
    idareyou

    Answer by idareyou at 10:51 AM on Nov. 25, 2012

  • Surgery as in Csection?
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:37 PM on Nov. 25, 2012

  • Anesthesia slows bowl movements but call your Dr. anyway. They may want to check you out. have you tried Prune Juice or a laxative?

    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:39 PM on Nov. 25, 2012

  • Call your doctor to discuss this. Your didn't mention the kind of surgery you had and why you had it. I think your dr is the only one to help you out. Call their number and leave a message with the answering service. If its just a machine, leave a message there and call the nurse line on the back of your insurance card. If you don't have insurance, call the facility where you had your surgery and ask to speak with a nurse or Dr.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 1:16 PM on Nov. 25, 2012

  • Happens with surgery a lot. I'd call the dr. In most cases (if this is a c-section you are talking about), drs prescribe stool softeners when they release you from the hospital. Also, drink plenty of fluids.
    Kword

    Answer by Kword at 2:02 PM on Nov. 25, 2012

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