I've never posted on this board before but I'm hoping someone here can help me.
I just had my gallbladder removed three weeks ago. Now I seem to be having some bowel problems. In the morning I have a touch of diarhhea but it isn't real bad.
The worse problem is in the evening. I seem constipated and after my evening meal I get bad abdominal pain especially on the left side.
I think it is bowel gas.?? It is painful and I am very uncomfortable. I feel like I need to have a bowel movement but can't or it is very difficult to. There is a rumbling in my gut and a fullness and I can only pass gas if even that. I definately have pain. What's going on?
I'm not sure what to do? Would fiber help? What kind? When do you take it? Morning or night? Everyday? Would it make constipation worse? Or diarhhea worse?
What about something like Gas X? When would I take that? Everyday? Only after I start to feel this awful pain or before? In the morning or night? I'm never quite sure when the pain is going to start. I'm thinking maybe my gut has slowed way down since surgery. Is that possible?
I'm feeling pretty bad and would really appreciate help. Is this only temporary or is this how things will be now? I'm a bit worried. I've had a hard time since my surgery.