Constipation


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I had surgery on Tuesday & haven't had a bowl movement since Sunday. My tummy is so sore today! I've been drinking some prune juice along with my liquid diet. I've also been adding benefiber.

Did anyone else have this issue?

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Generally after surgery, you are on a full liquid diet. So it is common to not have a bowel movement at the beginning. liquids in - liquids out.

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Generally after surgery, you are on a full liquid diet. So it is common to not have a bowel movement at the beginning. Liquids in - liquids out.


I thought that too, but my doctor said there should be some movement anyway.


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I think you should try a stool softener, miralax is okay too. I do think metamucil is too much base on a liquid diet. Like James said, "liquid in and liquids out." Your doctor right, base on Protein Shake and liquids you will have some BM, but not as much. However, you will feel like you have to go #2, but believe me it will be mostly passing gas.

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