Recent Topics
Seriously?
Dreamingofbeaches · 1 replies · 63 views
Could use Encouragement
mrspetty · 4 replies · 96 views
Bridesmaid Dress Help!
Laura222 · 3 replies · 87 views
Starting the gym tomorrow!!
Missourimedic · 8 replies · 158 views

Pooping after surgery???

Val G.
on 6/24/11 8:46 am - NV
When does it happen?!?!?  I had surgery on Monday and nothing has happened... little frustrating!  

Thanks guys!   
Val  

"Turns out is not where but who you're with that really matters!"  
~ Dave Matthews

              
Gee60
on 6/24/11 8:52 am
 It took about 6 days for me.  But be careful, I thought i had gas and it turned out to be very runny diarrhea and I wasn't sitting on the toilet when this happened.  Sorry to be so graphic, but it is something you need to be aware off.
Val G.
on 6/24/11 8:53 am - NV
 OMG!  Thanks for the heads up!!!
Val  

"Turns out is not where but who you're with that really matters!"  
~ Dave Matthews

              
(deactivated member)
on 6/24/11 8:58 am
VSG on 04/11/11 with
Yeah, it took me 4 days, then the runs till I started mushies.. fun times!
snowbaby
on 6/24/11 8:59 am - Durango, CO
VSG on 06/08/10 with
Yeah, pooping is an adventure after surgery - you never know what you're going to get! ha! In the beginning its liquids in liquids out. Then as solids are introduced you may become "poop challenged"!  ;-)
      Sue 

Bichon Mom2 Oval Sticker


        
Need4Change
on 6/24/11 9:10 am - NJ
I also had my surgery and got nothing yet... does it hurt at all, any pressure on the incisions, when you do eventually go?
walmartian
on 6/24/11 9:19 am, edited 6/24/11 9:19 am
VSG on 03/17/11 with
NO...see all the 'never trust a fart' quotes. Meaning, that's all there is to it. You think, "oh, gotta poot."..EEEEEK UH ooooohhhhhNNNOOOO!!!!
Let's see...you are on day 5, it's time to start getting on the throne before pasing gas. You have been warned.
I would advise once this stage is over go ahead and start some fiber therapy, so you aren't constantly stopped up.
                                 
MrsHelm1012
on 6/24/11 9:15 am - Washingtonville, PA
It took me about a week. Even now I am going a lot less than I use to. But I agree with Gee60, dont ever trust a fart! lol.
    
emelar
on 6/24/11 9:19 am - TX
The docs all seem very nonchalant about how long it takes to get going after surgery.  My advice is not to let it get much beyond 5 days or you're gonna have a real problem.  By then, your gut should be awake from the anesthesia and, even on an all liquid diet, you still need to poop.  Take some milk of magnesia to get things going then start dosing your self with your fiber of choice to keep things regular. (Note:  fiber helps with both diarrhea and constipation)  For most of us, things normalize after we're on regular food.
Debber7714
on 6/24/11 9:34 am
For the fiber seekers...for what its worth I've been taking an her al all natural laxative called swiss kriss...works wonders and doesn't leave u feeling bloated. You will have a moving experience in the morning if u take 2-3 pills at night. They also make it in loose leaf form for the tea drinkers. Walgreens sells the pills, n u can check online thru amazon or somewhere like that. Good luck!
    
               HW=238 CW=194 SW=220 GW=125  Arrived in "One-derland" on 9/1/11! 
                    "What you choose is what you shall have...
                        what you allow is what shall continue."
teetee126
on 6/24/11 11:02 am
I went poo the day after surgery.....and now I'm a little poo challenged 3 months out.  I've been taking some exlax but that mess hurts.  So I stay away from it as much as I can...Only when I am feeling really backed up lol This is tmi lol
        
janielynne
on 6/24/11 4:57 pm
VSG on 04/04/11 with
I am 10 weeks post op.  I only go every 5 days or so.  I've increased the fiber, and still the same. I dont really feel bad.  It is just very strange.  
i agree with the pre-posters.   I was never far from the bathroom for the first 2 weeks.  It gets better after the mushies start.