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Does anyone have any issues with constipation at 2wks post op? I have taken Miralax but no avail! Any other suggestions?

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Fiber to your shakes daily

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Enema was the only solution for me after surgery. However I was only on day 4 and could not take it anymore.

PLS drink some more Water, and try to take some laksatives, or enema. I would also advise you to see a doctor if it has been 2 weeks since your went. Pls asap, it is dangerous to go that long without pooping, so you need a medical opinion in that case. I know resources may be low around in the medical profession atm, but this goes under an urgent matter.

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Probiotic prunes helped me. I chewed them up really good when I was allowed to have soft foods, of course.

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I've had to take Miralax once so far. Just be careful not to overdo whatever you use since there's a toilet paper shortage....

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Funny one!

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chronic constipation is very common among bariatric patients - and not just in new post-ops! It's a lifetime thing for a lot of us. I have a capful of Miralax every morning - others regularly use stool softeners, prunes, or Smooth Move tea. When things get really backed up for me, in spite of the Miralax (about once or twice a month), I do a night or two of Milk of Magnesia - but some people have to resort to enemas, suppositories, or magnesium citrate.

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4 hours ago, JRT Mom said:

I've had to take Miralax once so far. Just be careful not to overdo whatever you use since there's a toilet paper shortage....

I read your other post, you don't understand what the toilet paper hoarding is about either (shrugs shoulders), WTH????

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My dr had me take stool softeners proactively for the first 6 weeks. I switched to adding Fiber to my Protein Shake after that and its worked for me.

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3 weeks post op and I believe I have it somewhat under control. I take 1 tablespoon of Milk of Magesium every other day and Miralax daily to keep regular. Being contraption is no joke.

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5 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

chronic constipation is very common among bariatric patients - and not just in new post-ops! It's a lifetime thing for a lot of us.

Never been a problem for me lol. My surgery causes opposite issue x'D

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49 minutes ago, NovaLuna said:

Never been a problem for me lol. My surgery causes opposite issue x'D

oh yea - I should have added that this does NOT include DS patients!

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Agree-severe constipation here. On day 4,5 and 6 took milk of magnesia. Usually very effective for me, helped very little. Called Dr. he suggested colace, and Miralax, Fiber, or suppositories. Different things work for different folks so we have to experiment with what works For us. Plus waster, Water, water and walking, walking, walking. My best tip is STAY AHEAD OF IT! The sooner you can get regular, (and accumulated OUT) the better. I was too patient waiting for things to kick in thus, spent one very miserable day😖. Good luck!

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called Dr's office, he said since Miralax didnt work, to try a supository

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