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Hi guys,

abit TMI but I’m currently 9 days into my pre op LRD and I’ve noticed my bowel movements are not as regular as I’ve known them to be previously. I can now go 2 days without passing.

Is this expected due to the little amount of calories ? Has anyone else had or have the same issue ?

Thankyou! :)

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Yes, every couple of days seems to be the norm now

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In the beginning.... if it was every couple of days I considered myself LUCKY! Once you get moving again, I've found that helps a lot (in addition to fluids).

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not only right after surgery, but even years out, some of us deal with chronic constipation.

right after surgery it's probably more a factor of the anesthesia - plus the fact there's not much in there to come out.

once you get beyond that, the high Protein diet plus some of the supplements we take - namely Calcium and Iron - can cause backup. A lot of long-timers take a capful of Miralax every morning to keep on top of it (other things can help as well - magnesium tablets, stool softeners, etc....)

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Not to worry, perfectly normal. You're creating less waste to release. Now 3 years post-op I am regular daily.

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