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Hi, I hit my one month surgery yesterday. I feel good but I am so gassy that it hurt

and I only have 3 BM since I had surgery

Does anyone knows what to take to help me go to the bathroom

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43 minutes ago, llfonseca said:

Hi, I hit my one month surgery yesterday. I feel good but I am so gassy that it hurt

and I only have 3 BM since I had surgery

Does anyone knows what to take to help me go to the bathroom

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I never had that problem but I remember my surgeon giving me discharge instructions saying constipation might be a problem and to use Milk of Magnesia.

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I couldn't stomach the milk of magnesia....I use miralax that you dissolve in liquid. It has no taste and its clear. No chalky texture or grainy.

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*pharmacist *

I would STRONGLY URGE you to NOT use Fiber.
Much better to use milk of magnesia for acute constipation and to use Miralax a few times weekly as a preventative.

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5 hours ago, Sheribear68 said:

*pharmacist *

I would STRONGLY URGE you to NOT use Fiber.
Much better to use milk of magnesia for acute constipation and to use Miralax a few times weekly as a preventative.

My nutritionist and surgery nurse said that Metamucil was okay post-surgery. Why would you urge against it? Thanks in advance.

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My nutritionist also recommended Metamucil. I drink it once a day plus take a stool softener and all is good. I like the full feeling I get from the fiber too. Helps me eat less!

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I think for some people it can work, but this early it’s not a good idea.
Much better to use an osmotic stool softener than to put a bunch of fiber in the already overstressed gut.
Besides, Nobody should be feeling hunger within a couple months of surgery

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Smooth move tea

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