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When did everyone have there first BM? I am 6dpo and just curious if I shoild be intervening. Thanks.

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Definitely start taking some Miralax or something similar. I waited and eventually eded up with a bowel obstruction (paralytic illeus) and it was SO painful. I could have avoided it had I taken something earlier. I had to be admitted to the hospital a week after surgery.

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I had watery diarhhea at 3 days post up and in 2 weeks have had 2 small 'normal' BMs.

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6dpo was the first one I had post-op. If you feel like you have to go and can't, that's when you should intervene - although my doctor did suggest Miralax to help things smooth themselves over :). Listen to your body - remember, you aren't necessarily eating enough to "create" a BM, so you're not necessarily going to go every day. Some people get the runs - I haven't.

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I think you need to intervene. It will be awful if you go much longer. I had an episode where it took me 10 days! I was very uncomfortable....and it was uncomfortable when it finally happened.

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Watery after 4 days

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When did you start eating and had you "prepped" (emptied) your bowel before you had the op? If you did a bowel prep and have been nil by mouth for 4 days (as I was) you wouldn't expect a lot to happen yet - but otherwise you might. Keep it gentle for now - no laxatives (including senna). Good luck.

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When did you start eating and had you "prepped" (emptied) your bowel before you had the op? If you did a bowel prep and have been nil by mouth for 4 days (as I was) you wouldn't expect a lot to happen yet - but otherwise you might. Keep it gentle for now - no laxatives (including senna). Good luck.

Thanks. I did lax. Thankfully I was a go this morning! I didn't need to intervene after all.

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