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Today (3/20), I am 6 days Post-Op. I have kept up with ducasate and milk of magnesia, yet I have not had a bowel movement. I can't even eat my full ounce, because I feel full. What can I do do get things running again?

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You’ll definitely need a stool softener, like Miralax. Call your dr office and ask if you can take Colace this soon. This is common after surgery. It takes a while for your bowels to get moving again.


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You might need to resort to an enema or glycerin suppository if you feel the stool down in your pelvis and can't get it to pass.

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Having the same issue 5 days post op, I have the miralax today still nothing but at least passing gas.

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Next step, suppositories, enemas and the Evil Cherry'tasting Milk of Magnesia. After that the Emergency Department and some of those people got big hands and thick fingers , Yeeouch! May the poo💩 be with you soon and then on his merry little way!

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3 hours ago, Frustr8 said:

Next step, suppositories, enemas and the Evil Cherry'tasting Milk of Magnesia. After that the Emergency Department and some of those people got big hands and thick fingers , Yeeouch! May the poo💩 be with you soon and then on his merry little way!

After how many days should you follow all of these steps?

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Along with everyone's suggestions...I reccomend getting what's called "a squatty potty " I have one and it helps tremendously! https://www.amazon.com/Squatty-Potty-Original-Bathroom-Toilet/dp/B00ESKVN7W/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?crid=1KZW068HC90OT&keywords=sqattie+potty&qid=1553982129&s=gateway&sprefix=sqatt&sr=8-2

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A while back Aldi was having a squatty-style potty, probably a knock-off. but they were asking only $9.99 for it. Of course I heard. about it when my local was depleted, but maybe I still will find one without going to the Amazon giant spider, I would rather find them instead of ordering, even if it is only a day or 2 delay. If I wasn't into Instant Gratification would I have grown into Obesity? Probably not!🍝🍕🍟🍔🍜🍰🍪🍦🍨🍧🎂Haunt me not, all you Evil things, you had me too long!

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