Colostomy and constipation

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   Posted 10/31/2017 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok so im six weeks out from my colostomy. I have always had regular bowel movements until today. Nothing. Not a single tiny amount. I have had my prune juice, my stool softeners. Lots of water too.i walked the apartment halls earlier several times.
Im not having any pain. Nothing feels odd. Im not nauseated. So its been over 24 hours since I have gone. about 32 hours actually. Should i be worried? I dont know of i should be scared of a blockage or just wait it out. Its making me nervous. Its after 9 p.m. and i hate to call the nurses now.

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   Posted 11/2/2017 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you have nausea, pain, fever, or cramps?

What have you been eating? How often did you go before today?

I use grape juice when I don't go for awhile. If that doesn't produce results in 2 hours or so I take 3 tablespoons of milk of magnesia BUT make sure that is ok with your GI and CRS.


Post Edited (clo2014) : 11/2/2017 9:05:16 PM (GMT-6)

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