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Hi guys and girls Jenn here and I'm looking for some advice. As the title states I am 2 weeks post op and I have a bit of a stall.

I'm not sure if its because I can't get anything but Soup and yoghurt in or that I'm constipated all the time. I'm also struggling with my Water intake, I'm managing around 1 liter a day plus the soup and yoghurt, oh and the occasional popsicle

Any advice would be great

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it's the infamous three-week stall. Almost all of us experience that. It's called the three-week stall because it USUALLY happens the third week, but not always. Yours is a little early. Just stick to your plan and stay off the scale if you need to. And know it'll eventually break and you'll be on your way again. Stalls typically last 1-3 weeks.

if you want to see how common this is, search "three week stall" on this site. You will find over 17,000 posts on this. And no, I am NOT kidding...

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it's the infamous three-week stall. Almost all of us experience that. It's called the three-week stall because it USUALLY happens the third week, but not always. Yours is a little early. Just stick to your plan and stay off the scale if you need to. And know it'll eventually break and you'll be on your way again. Stalls typically last 1-3 weeks.

if you want to see how common this is, search "three week stall" on this site. You will find over 17,000 posts on this. And no, I am NOT kidding...

P.S. I'm bored so I did the search for you. Here you go. We're now up to 17,501 posts on it!

https://www.bariatricpal.com/search/?q=three week stall

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Also, for the constipation: it's totally normal. Try taking Miralax (doesn't work right away, needs to be taken basically every day) or if you haven't gone in a long time, use a laxative suppository (not to be taken too often). Talk to your surgery center to make sure these are okay. I find the miralax works way better than stool softeners or senna.

You will not normally go every day after surgery because you are taking in less food and Fiber. My surgery center said to make sure I'm getting enough liquid and moving around enough. However, I'm doing both of these things and I'm still only having a BM twice a week.

And, as @catwoman7 mentioned, the three week stall is infamous. I am basically there right now. This too shall pass!

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Just stick to what you are doing. Each week brings marked improvements.

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As everyone has said. Very common. Remember you aren’t consuming all that much yet so if you don’t go for a couple of days it’s ok. I’d take a stool softener after day 3 so there would be movement on day 4. Any longer & it would become painful. Add some soluble, not swelling, fibre to your diet too. Just add to your shake, yoghurt, milk, Water, etc.

Congrats on having some movement.

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I'm having my first stall, and I'm in my second week post-op. It's super frustrating, so I feel you. I'm also struggling to eat the quantities of pureed food my dietician wants me to eat, so it's ... a tough time. But having read up on what stalls are and why they happen, I'm feeling a lot less stressed about it. I've scrambled my insides in a traumatic way, so it's fair enough that my body is suddenly calling TIME OUT to have a regroup and a think about how to deal with the re-wiring.

Staying off the scale, and just taking it slower.

I'm managing the constipation with Benefibre in my Protein Water and shakes when I have them, veg in my purees and I'm on prescription laxatives every night. So far I'm managing to be regular every three days.

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