Take down of eliostomy last Monday!!

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   Posted 9/28/2010 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
All went well had 3 days of flushing movements and then all has stopped! My surgeon said it should take 7 days for a bowel movement. I was under the impression that i would be having loose stools. So last 3 days nothing is coming out only gas is this normal. I am eating small soft foods. Any advice thanks

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   Posted 9/28/2010 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
After my reversal I was expecting to have to run to the bathroom all the time for awhile but I was just the opposite...I was totally constipated and had to use Milk of Magnesia and prune juice to get things moving.  Sounds like you are doing the right thing by eating soft foods only.  Are you drinking lots and LOTS of water as well?? Along with walking alot, it will help to get things moving...Good luck!!!.....Cheryl

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   Posted 9/28/2010 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you still in the hospital or have you gone home? Just make sure that your surgeon knows what is going on.
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