Re: sigmoid resection
Are you drinking enough water? And I mean water, not fruit juice, cokes (or Diet Cokes) or any other beverage. Water is extremely important to avoid constipation. What kind of diet are you on? Are you on a soft, bland diet or are you eating more regular foods? Do you eat fast foods? High sodium can contribute to dehydration which in turn contributes to constipation. Any alcohol? I have found that the best way to avoid constipation is to drink 64 ounces or more of water a day, very little caffeine (I don't drink coffee or any carbonated beverages), avoid rice and cheese (stops me up) and have some good fiber like a bowl of mini-wheats, some spinach or broccoli, sunflower seeds, soybeans, a nice salad, etc. Spinach really clears me out for some reason. I too sometimes have hard narrow stools which causes irritation to hemorrhoids, but I can usually get back on track with lots of water & fibery foods. Hope some of this helps you, constipation is miserable!