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Bowel Disorders board

I have personally used generic Colace which is Docusate Sodium. Some people like some don't. In the beginnning I was taking 3 at bedtime. I recently changed to 1 in the morning and 2 at bedtime. I know Mirilax is gentle and I would ask my surgeon what he recommends.

Also ladies make sure you ask for lidocaine jelly. It comes in a tube and has an applicator so you can squeeze a little on the inside of you anus. I went the first week without it. He prescribed it to me on my 1 weeks post op. It is great before and after a bowel movement. I also had Nifedipine .2% which seemed to help some with bowel spasms and swelling. Too much swelling causes fissures and from what I here we do not want those. They are worse than the hemorrhoids. It seems most of us only get this stuff prescribed once we are complaining.

Good luck tomorrow. Please post how you are doing when you feel up to it.

To both of you it gets better each week. Hang in there. We tend to forget pain.

Again beware of the narcotics.

I'm glad to know you are doing well. For me the 2nd week was much better than the first, however I did get constipated and that was horrible. As far as the swelling goes, I did have some. I did not have anything that looked like a hemorrhoid. If you read through that 200 page sticky thread you will find some of the same complaints. Many people do get skin tags. Fortunately I am not one of them so far.:blob_fire

You may want to ask for some nifedipine for the swelling.

Hang in there.