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Hi,

I am 6 days PO (02.19.24). Other than drinking Water I have a Protein Shake in the morning, sip on a yeti cup of Tomato Soup throughout the day, and then a Protein shake in the evening, starting on day 3 PO....I have yet to have a bowel movement. I am passing gas but no bm yet. I am not in any discomfort. Just curious if anyone else went through the same thing.

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i didn't poop for 11 days after wls. you'll find Constipation is pretty common among our demographic.

drink Water, include fibre in your diet, keep active and don't be afraid to bring in the big guns (miralax, milk of magnesia, glycerine suppositories) if it goes to long or you start to feel uncomfortable.

good luck! ❤️

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Try adding a scoop of Benefiber to your Soup every day. It will blend right in and the Fiber should help a bit. But passing gas is a good sign, or at least the nurses in the hospital were very pleased when I answered yes to that question.

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It can take a week if not longer for the first BM - there's not a lot in there because you haven't eaten solid food in a while. But that first one can be a doozy, so it might not be a bad idea to start taking a stool softener - or as NickelChip suggested, maybe some Benefiber.

and as ms.sss said, for many of us, Constipation becomes a chronic issue. I've been taking a capful of Miralax every morning for almost nine years to keep on top of it.

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Update: I finally had a small BM last night. No discomfort, thankfully! But I am taking these suggestions for future reference! Thank you!!

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