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How long does it take to poop after surgery? Are poops different - I've read some awful things! Thanks in advance!

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Thanks ... did you have to stay in the hospital until you pooped?!

No, I was actually home within 24 hrs! I really hate hospitals! [emoji12]

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8 days ... it was unpleasant! I suggested adding benefiber to your liquids as soon as possible

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It took over a week for me as well. And it was after days of trying various techniques to coax it out. Those were dark days. 😰

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I've pooped every day since the day coming home from the hospital after surgery and never had a problem.

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Now I see why they told me to start Miralax (stool softener) 3 days prior to surgery

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1 hour ago, GradyCat said:

I've pooped every day since the day coming home from the hospital after surgery and never had a problem.

omg I'm so jealous of you!

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Oh we all are, 💩can become such an effort!

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I pooped maybe 24 hours after surgery. I haven't had a problem. Once of my prescriptions was for stool softeners but I didn't need it.

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Milk of magnesia works the best... well at least for me.

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I had my first poop the day after surgery and everyday until 2 weeks post op. Then ended up having to go to the hospital because I was plugged up.

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2 weeks for me but I wasn't constipated, just nothing to poop out! 2 weeks liquid before going in, then 2 weeks of drip only because I couldn't keep any liquid in, so once home and finally on full fluids then things started happening.

Not going when there is nothing there isn't constipation, not being able to go when you need to and it is hard/dry/ painful IS constipation.

Still on pureed food so going about twice a week now. :D

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