Poopy question

on 8/2/14 8:34 am
Revision on 07/29/14

Had my sleeve to rny on the 29th and no bm. Should I take a laxative?  Maybe miralax?



Gwen M.
on 8/2/14 8:49 am
VSG on 03/13/14

You should ask your doc - but I started adding miralax to a shake right out of surgery.  Now I only use it on days I don't poop in the morning.  

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on 8/2/14 8:58 am - CA
RNY on 10/07/13

I didn't have a good BM for almost 2 weeks post surgery (RNY) and ended up impacted! The narcotic pain relievers were a contributing factor. I'd say call your surgeon and see what you can do to be safely proactive. 


on 8/2/14 10:39 am

The visiting nurse told me to take a half a dose of milk of magnesia...and only milk of magnesia.  Took it at 7 PM and it worked like a charm by morning.  Good luck!


on 8/2/14 1:12 pm
RNY on 07/23/14 with

I took Miralax and it was given an ok by doctor.  They started me on a stool softener while in the hospital even.  I never had an issue.

on 8/4/14 8:34 am - Forney, TX

My doctor also told me to use milk of magnesium need to be going on a regular bases so u don't get backed up.

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