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It took me a few days before my bowels did anything and even then it was only liquid for the first like 2 weeks.lol.

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it was close to a week for me...

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4 days for me until I could not cope with it anymore and placed an enema.

I like having bowel movements 2-3 a day so it was strange for me. I didn't enjoy the feeling of not beeing empty. Plus the stool played peekaboo but didn't come out.

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I think it was 5 or 6 days before I had a BM after surgery.

You're passing gas, so that tells me that your innards are working. Maybe they just don't have much to pass? If you did a pre-op liquid diet and are then on liquids post-op, there's a high probability that there isn't much to pass. Unless you're uncomfortable, then I'd say there's nothing to sweat about.

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I'm 5 days post-op and no BMs. My Dr had me do milk of magnesia day before surgery, and having been on liquids since most likely the bowels are still on E. I agree with S@ss... As long as you don't have discomfort don't stress it. Eventually s*** will happen.

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Took me a week, and then went out and bought a bottle of Miralax. Well, the threat of miralax might have been enough, because later that day the train came through....now it's only every three days, where before it was a daily train. I think if nothings going in, nothings coming out...

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Ducolax, in the little pill form, helped me.

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I just had revision to bypass. I was taking dulcolax, Miralax, mom, Smooth Move tea. Was constipated for 5 days until dr office told me to try an enema and magnesium citrate. I was told that if I had not gone by the evening of the fifth night I needed to go to er. You do not want to deal with obstruction or compaction. Nothing to take lightly.

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I'm 8wks out from RNY and I'm still taking Colace twice daily and mixing Mirlax in my shakes. If you haven't taken anything then you should start. For me this is a constant issue, hopefully you will start going on your own.

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11 hours ago, Losingit2018 said:

I just had revision to bypass. I was taking dulcolax, Miralax, mom, Smooth Move tea. Was constipated for 5 days until dr office told me to try an enema and magnesium citrate. I was told that if I had not gone by the evening of the fifth night I needed to go to er. You do not want to deal with obstruction or compaction. Nothing to take lightly.

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Vertical sleeve. Gas one day after surgery, and BM two days after surgery; had one or two every day since. I was not on a pre-op liquid diet (was able to eat up to 8 hours before arrival to hospital).

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