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Doing a little poll...
How many days after surgery did you have your first poo? Assisted by laxatives or unassisted?


I'm only 2.5 days post-op so I'm just gathering data. But if you want to tell me your poo story go for it. I'm all ears.

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I'm still waiting after 6 weeks...Just kidding. I think it was 3 or 4 days. I was scared to be honest. They gave me concentrated milk of magnesia to take every night. I still take it. I don't think I'm getting in enough fluids. I do have chewable Fiber pills, but I'm hesitant to take because of the Fluid issue.

I noticed that I don't really get the "I've got to go" signal anymore. It's more of a "Oh, I might need to go in a few hours" type feeling. I used to be regular every morning, now I'm +/- up to 6 hours, some days I don't go at all.

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I had a BM on day four post op. I was taking prescribed stool softeners every day with pain meds, and I took milk of magnesia on the evening of my third day postop.

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6 days post op. Still haven’t gone. It sucks I used to go every morning before work. Hoping I go soon

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5 days. I just had my first sweet release today , and I ate baby porridge which had a lot of fiber in it.

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A NMB Question, did any of you have to do a mag citrate cleansing before your Bariatric Surgery, or did the liquid diet immediate right before "empty" you out enough that your colon was squeaky clean.? Wonder if that has to with many days until I poo-ed group?
.P.S. --of course NBM stands for Not My Business

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The green veggies my surgeon had me eating before the surgery had me empty. I was running to the 🚽 with only diarrhea and boy was it gross(TMI Sorry). I’m worried about not going gonna call the office after tomorrow. I was told to give it a week. In the past not going would make me gain. Of course I’m still on only liquids and one Protein Shake a day. That could have lots to do with it also.

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Nurse tools me expect a week. Try next day and constipation. I about cried as I was putting pressure against the incision sites

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3.5 days. I was prescribed a stool softener.

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***UPDATE***

i did it! It was glorious, amazing, I feel fantastic, i even texted my mom. Got a round of applause from my husband. Cats not impressed. Finally pooped 4.5 days post op! I felt horribly bloated all day and had a hard time getting my Protein in. Things are looking up! Anticipating a great day tomorrow! (going back to bed, its 3am)

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Cats not impressed-Hmmn? Too bad you don't have a dog that demanded to,be let outside to escape the smells.
You know you make me wax Rodgers and Hammersteinish, paraphrase. "There is nothing like a Dame" from South Pacific. Are you ready?
There is nothing like a Poo***Nothing in the world***There is nothing you can do***That beats a heartfelt sincere poo!
There is nothing to stirs like a Poo***And Nothing that occurs like a.Poo*** Nothing clears the house like a Poo*** Repels a spouse like a Poo*** Nothing scares cats like a Poo***Makes them ask "What's That?" like a Poo*** There's not a thing you can. find*** Relieves the pain in your behind*** Like a Heartfelt Post- Surgical Poo!
Thank You, Thank,You, the line of Worshipful Admirers may form : Stage Left! And now I will put my C Pap back,on and go back to sleep! PS I am having that trouble presurgical, don't know if it's too many Protein Shakes or the Iron pills. Wonder if the local Bookmobile,lends out SquattyPotties?

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