Constipation

Updated on September 10, 2019 in Post-Operation Surgery Questions & Answers
3 on August 21, 2019

It’s an embarrassing topic, but uh, I’m experiencing some constipation.  I’ve read that constipation is  common right after surgery, but will it always be an issue or is my body just trying to get used to these changes?  I hope it’s not a lifelong problem.  How do you keep things moving along so to speak?

 
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0 on August 22, 2019

Hmmm… It is interesting that you have constipation because I thought we were supposed to have a liquid diet prior to the surgery. I wonder what is causing your constipation as there is no solid food a few days before and after the surgery.

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0 on August 23, 2019

I’m sorry to hear that you’re struggling with this. Have you tried an over-the-counter stool softener? You should probably check with your surgeon before taking it, just in case. You can either get it in pill form or powder form. The powder can be mixed into most liquids and has no taste, which is nice. I hope things start moving for you soon. 

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0 on September 10, 2019

How are you feeling lately, Mia? Is it getting better? As far as I know, constipation is mostly related to the changes in our diet and digestive system. It will eventually get better as we learn to adjust. That said, if it lasts for more than two months, I’d probably talk to the surgeon to be safe.

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