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Post Abdomen Surgery - Diarrhea/Loose Stool & Lightheaded

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Old 05-05-2010, 12:30 PM   #1
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Post Abdomen Surgery - Diarrhea/Loose Stool & Lightheaded

I was wondering if anyone knows if diarrhea (some days) and very soft stool are common after abdomen surgery. I guess I should give some background info first...

About 2 weeks ago I had a colonoscopy done because I was experiencing about 2 months of constipation, lots of gas, etc... That same day I ended up going to the ER needing surgery. They drained about 800cc of blood from internal bleeding and they found a hematoma (but no puncture from colonoscopy, just the hematoma). I don't remember having any sort of trauma in the past, so I wonder if the colonoscopy could have caused it.

Ever since the surgery (past 2 weeks) I've been experiencing really soft stool, diarrhea quite a few times, and sharp cramping pain every time I need to go. Is this normal to have after colonoscopy + abdominal surgery? Also, I've been lightheaded (not dizzy) every day since then which I assumed could be due to blood loss.

Last edited by darkmuck; 05-05-2010 at 12:31 PM. Reason: added info

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