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It has been a week since my surgery and i still haven’t pooped. I feel like I have to, but nothing comes out. How long did it take y’all before you had your first poop?

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it took me a week. That seems to be pretty normal. There's not much in there - plus it takes a few days for your intestines to fully "wake up" from the anesthesia. Be aware that that first BMI can be a doozy. Some people start taking stool softeners or Miralax a few days before to make it easier to pass. May not be a bad idea...

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49 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

it took me a week. That seems to be pretty normal. There's not much in there - plus it takes a few days for your intestines to fully "wake up" from the anesthesia. Be aware that that first BMI can be a doozy. Some people start taking stool softeners or Miralax a few days before to make it easier to pass. May not be a bad idea...

My doctor has me on docusate but I still haven’t used the bathroom as of yet. I was just wondering, cause I was getting some anxiety that something may be wrong. Ty so much.

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docusate should be fine. It'll come - eventually! Probably soon if it's been a week already...

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I never went for over a week and I was on lactalose not nice at all then the next time I went was a week after which I decided to take a little more than I should have and bot did I know about it now I know what dumping is couldn't even make it to the toilet lucky enough I have a very understanding husband thank God hope all goes well when you've been you'll feel so much better

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Pooping or not pooping will be one a bit of a daily focus while you’re losing & constipation begins a regular occupancy. As @catwoman7 said your not eating much & what you are consuming your body is squeezing every last nutrient out of it so little to poop out. But do try to keep on top of constipation as it can be a battle to break it & not very pleasant & even painful when you do. If I hadn’t pooped for three days, I’d take a stool softener. I remember being told by an older woman many years ago that jumping up and down will get get things moving 🤷🏻‍♀️. I thought it was a bit risky after surgery as I didn’t want to risk a more ‘explosive’ conclusion. 😉

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Nothing that first week is normal, you're eating virtually nothing. Even with prescribed laxatives, my BMs in the liquid phase were virtually nonexistent. pureed stage I was lucky to pass something every third day.

It's normal. Relax. xx

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Miralax or Calcium Caltrate should do the trick. I popped right away and never got constipated, but I was one of the lucky ones.

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8 days after the surgery.

I suppose I am fortunate, but I go everyday....so I have no constipation issues :)

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Smooth Move tea worked gently for me.

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I take trulance..... works like a charm......

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I second Smooth Move. Drink it at night and omg will it work in the morning...

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7 hours ago, njlimmer said:

Smooth Move tea worked gently for me.

That tea is the devil

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Yeah, it can be intense. No doubt about it. But nothing else worked for me :o

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It has been a week since my surgery and i still haven’t pooped. I feel like I have to, but nothing comes out. How long did it take y’all before you had your first poop?

I pooped by day 4 they sent me home with miralax.

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