I actually had a problem with constipation after my reversal. I just couldn't go at all! I tried Milk of Magnesia and that worked along with prune juice. Then my surgeon told me that sometimes a suppository will get things moving from the other end more effectively than anything orally. That got me going and it was fine after that. I still have constipation issues but I had them before surgery too (IBS)...I'm telling u all this just to give you some thoughts from the other end of the spectrum as most people have diarrhea and butt burn while I had the oposite....My surgery went really well. I was admitted on Monday, surgery same day and released from hospital on Thursday. Recovery time was much quicker than the original surgery. They say they wont release u until you've had a bm but I didn't have one in hospital at all and they still let me come home. It was several days after being home before I could get things going. I'm sure you'll do fine through it all. You must be very excited. I know I was!! I feel so blessed that things went so well for me. I pray the same for you!!! ....Cheryl
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
Ileostomy Reversal March 9/09