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Old 04-06-2006, 08:29 AM   #1
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Getting Your Bowels To Move Following Surgery

I need help!

Normally, I'm the type of person who has a bm once or twice a week with no gas or bloating in between

I had surgery Friday and since then have only had a bit of loose bm on Monday and another yesterday after having taken some Magnesium Citrate. The trouble is I still feel "full"!

I have not had much too eat, basically just jello, soda and crackers since Friday, so there probably isn't much to pass, but I'm still very uncomfortable.

Would using Gaz-x or something similar be wise? Or another dose of laxative? Or is this just something I'm going to have to wait out?

Thanks in advance for your input!

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Old 04-06-2006, 10:37 AM   #2
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Re: Getting Your Bowels To Move Following Surgery

Sounds like it could be gas. I'd try the Gas-X & that should work pretty quick for the pain. If it doesn't help, call the doc's office before the weekend to ask what is recommended.

Post-op constipation can be a little trickier to treat than garden-variety C.

Best wishes.

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