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I believe it's been over 3 weeks since I have gone poo. I had my surgery on Dec 19th. Only have gone twice since. I have been drinking Miralax and eating prunes(I know I shouldn't, but I am desperate). I am 40 lbs down and now feel tierd all the time. I drink Water all day long. I eat very little, but make sure I have protien. I just want to go normally! Any suggestions?

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This is actually a little dangerous. I think you need to go the ER imidatly. You need to be hospitalized and monitored.

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Try Milk of Magnesia and if it doesbt work quickly, call your doctor right away. 3 weeks is too long to not go.

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Magnesium Citrate. But this has been way too long for you to go without pooping. Call your doctor.

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When I first got mine I was like that probably the first two months. What i saw that helped me a bit was greek yogurt i would add some chia seeds to it. Try that it worked for me. Hopefully it does for you. I still struggle a bit but not as bad I probably go two or three times a week now and im going on 5 months post op

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29 minutes ago, aidaelizabethh said:

When I first got mine I was like that probably the first two months. What i saw that helped me a bit was greek yogurt i would add some chia seeds to it. Try that it worked for me. Hopefully it does for you. I still struggle a bit but not as bad I probably go two or three times a week now and im going on 5 months post op

Pls, pls seek help if one goes a long time between poops. It is actually very dangerous. Your colon could rupture and leak into your gut, among other things. Underlying causes can also be an issue and all this needs to be resolved. It's ok to skip a day or three now and then, but weeks and months, that is qute dangerous.

I've only been constipated once, and that was 4 day after surgery. I never felt so full, and bloated. When I finally could get it out, it was like releasing heaven on me. Can't imgaine going weeks on end..I qute like going 2-3 times a day.

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hi there!
I got sleeved on Feb 3 and my first bowel movement was today, Feb 8... Other than keeping my Water intake up, I added prune juice and prune baby food. I was desperate since the last time I pooped was right before my surgery.
I’m not a fan of prunes so I had to dilute the juice a little. And I would take just small amounts of the baby food.
hopefully this helps!

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On 2/6/2020 at 4:25 PM, MsMocie said:

This is actually a little dangerous. I think you need to go the ER imidatly. You need to be hospitalized and monitored.

I finally went, the prunes worked. I do feel like I am ok other than this issue. If it continues, I will go to the hospital. Thank you for your response!🤗

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I was there, on the toilet in pain googling what to do. So here was what helped me.... milk of mag, an over the counter enema, and if it’s there but can’t come out...TMI... a warm washcloth held to the rectal area can help relax the muscles.

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On 02/06/2020 at 21:42, GradyCat said:



Magnesium Citrate. But this has been way too long for you to go without pooping. Call your doctor.


Be careful with the carbonation after surgery

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