Seriously disgusting question (about bathroom problems)

kiradot
on 1/29/09 9:58 pm
OK so I have searched constipation on here and I can't find anything, although I am sure this has been asked a million times.

The last few days I have been really constipated.  It has literally hurt really bad to go poo :(

Last night was really bad.  I ended up calling my Mom at like 11 pm and she brought me over an enema.  I have never done that before (it was so horrible).  Even when I was pregnant I never had a problem with constipation because I have always eaten a LOT of fiber (well and a lot of everything else).

My question is can I take a laxative?  Or a suppository?  What kind?  My surgeon is not in the office until Monday and I don't know what I am going to do if this continues over the weekend. 

Once I "get myself going" is there anything I can eat/drink/whatever to keep me regular until I can get more fiber through food in my diet (I am only 6 weeks out).  I tried eating prunes last night (my kids LOVE them) and after two I felt really nauseous so I know that is out for right now.

Thanks for your help.  I can't believe I am posting about this, it is really embarrassing but my ass hurts.

Amanda 5'10"  346/316/158/175 (start/surgery day/current/tentative goal)

Somewhere inside me, there is a fat girl just dying to get back out. I mostly just try to keep her subdued with sugar free pudding, but she's not amused.

Our Lady of the Holy
Rollers

on 1/29/09 10:02 pm, edited 1/29/09 10:04 pm
 Get a stool softener and Miralax. Drink LOTS of fluids. 

Oh yeah. . . 

. . . and CALL YOUR DOC first thing Monday AM!

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Maw_Maw1961
on 1/29/09 10:02 pm - Richmond/Katy, TX
I have seen this come up a couple of times.  I am having my surgery on Tuesday and would also like to know.  It did happen to me after my Hysterectomy and I don't relish the idea of it happening again.  Thank you for asking. 




              
Karen The Papaya
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on 1/29/09 10:02 pm - somewhere

I use Benefiber all the time to avoid this problem..... Milk Of Magnesia or Smooth Move Tea (herb tea with Senna in it) works overnight, suppositories work even faster.... a daily stool softener such as Colace will keep it from getting so bad....  My Doc/Nut said any or all of the above was fine.....

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377/331/198/175 Highest/WLS/Current/Goal
 

Our Lady of the Holy
Rollers

on 1/29/09 10:04 pm
 Trouble is, you are much further out than the OP. I agree with you in theory, but with her being recent. . . . ???

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Pam T.
on 1/30/09 12:04 am - Saginaw, MI
I've been doing 2x daily colace since my surgery.  Doctor said it was fine for daily use.

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kiradot
on 1/29/09 10:05 pm
Are these  available over the counter (the stool softener)?
I would prefer to stick to something like the teas or benefiber but I need something on hand just in case.

Amanda 5'10"  346/316/158/175 (start/surgery day/current/tentative goal)

Somewhere inside me, there is a fat girl just dying to get back out. I mostly just try to keep her subdued with sugar free pudding, but she's not amused.

Kayla W.
on 1/29/09 10:11 pm - North Charleston, SC
Hello there, first let me say don't be embarrassed. Its a very natural thing. I am 3 months out and
I ran into the same problem 3 times now. So here's what I did (if you do try anything i did I would recommend checking with the on staff nurse/doctor) but it worked for me.
 
I did the prunes, like you i could only eat 2 b/c  anything after gets too sweet and I vomited. But i was okay as long as I ate 2. Then I tried this kiddy laxative its called "Fletcher's laxative for kids"  its about $6 @ cvs its in a white box with 2 cartoon kids on it. I take only 2 teaspoon fulls and that's it. Reason being is that its root beer flavored and has a sweet taste. (my mom use to give this to me as a kid I thought it was awesome, I ate a lot of cheese then) So far its been working for me. I hope this helps.
Everything is possible when you have the faith to bee-lief !!!
Robin W.
on 1/29/09 10:29 pm - Franklin, OH
I really like GREEN TEA. I get the Kroger brand green tea bags and drink at least 24 or more oz a day no trouble at all.  You can make it hot or iced. 
Good Luck, 
Robin
 

4'10" - 47 I'm short but not petite and I will weigh more than a 5th grader
Start weight 220 
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beahero
on 1/29/09 10:46 pm
It is embarrassing but from what I have seen on OH it's a common problem for us! I have tried stool softners, did this early on as well, but then the dr said I shouldn't rely on those. My dr really didn't give me much help as to what to do about this, just said to have more fiber and water. I have tried to up my fiber but I can't seem to get close to 25g from food. I add fiber sure to my drinks, its the same thing as benefiber but a bit less expensive. I also started using the chocolate smooth move tea from traditional medicinals-found it at the grocery store it gives you overnight relief. Suppository if it's really bad then after that the fiber sure and the tea. I also bought fiber one bars and found other foods made by fiber one as well. Oh and sometimes I use milk of magnesia too. Hope one of them helps you.
              
        
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