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Sorry for the tmi.

I'm 11 days post op from a one anastomosis gastric bypass and have just managed to go to the bathroom for the first time since the morning of surgery.

Is it normal for there to be a significant amount of dark blood the first time you go? I read up that it could be old blood in the intestinal tract from the surgery but it could be a staple leak or bleed internally too?

I don't have pain or any symptoms, such as fever or difficulty eating/drinking so I'd like to know if it's common before I call my surgeon's emergency line tonight?

Thsnk you ❤

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Yes, it is normal. My first were very black.

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10 minutes ago, Lynda486 said:

Yes, it is normal. My first were very black.

Relief! Thank you ❤

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Call your Surgon!!! Please don’t rely on what someone on the internet tells you! It could be nothing, but it could be something!!! Don’t chance it!

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Are you taking Iron supplements? Could be that

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12 hours ago, NYJenn said:

Are you taking Iron supplements? Could be that

Yes, 10ml of FerroEss liquid Iron a day.

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This is normal. If it continues past the first few then consult your Dr. But it should gradually go away. You did just have your whole digestive system rerouted.

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3 hours ago, Mrs. Hayes said:

This is normal. If it continues past the first few then consult your Dr. But it should gradually go away. You did just have your whole digestive system rerouted.

Thank you, that's what i was thinking after i finished freaking out 🤣

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11 hours ago, Sabs211 said:

Thank you, that's what i was thinking after i finished freaking out 🤣

Lol trust me I did too.

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On 3/30/2020 at 6:14 AM, Mrs. Hayes said:

This is normal. If it continues past the first few then consult your Dr. But it should gradually go away. You did just have your whole digestive system rerouted.

It seems to have stopped now but only going to the bathroom every few days. Guess I need to keep on the sennokot constipation relief, kinda hurts to go :(

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1 hour ago, Sabs211 said:

It seems to have stopped now but only going to the bathroom every few days. Guess I need to keep on the sennokot constipation relief, kinda hurts to go :(

Keep up on your Water intake If it's hard to stomach plain water drink it with an additive like crystal light or something like that, also drinking warm water helps it go down easier. Use some Miralax, or utilize Milk of magnesia (the plain one.) Keep moving as much as possible. You got this. Need help or have questions? I check this forum once or twice a week if I can help I'll be happy to. You used to be me.

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7 hours ago, Mrs. Hayes said:

Keep up on your Water intake If it's hard to stomach plain Water drink it with an additive like crystal light or something like that, also drinking warm water helps it go down easier. Use some Miralax, or utilize Milk of magnesia (the plain one.) Keep moving as much as possible. You got this. Need help or have questions? I check this forum once or twice a week if I can help I'll be happy to. You used to be me.

Thank you 😊

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