Constipation after laproscopic surgery

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Red_34
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   Posted 9/16/2007 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   
My last bm was Wednesday and I had my lap surgery on Thursday.  I haven't had a bm since then and I am getting very uncomfortable!  How concerned should I be with having constipation after a lap procedure?  I have tried fiber supplements, lots of water, drinking coffee, stool softener and nothing seems to be working.  I'm getting nauseas and I have a burning pain on my left side.  Any suggestions?  Why can't I ever just have a happy medium??? Why one extreme or the other??  mad
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ks1905
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   Posted 9/16/2007 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I would suggest calling your GI, he or she probably has an after hours phone number for medical issues/emergencies and someone will call you back.

Sometimes enemas make me go; if you have an extra one around you might want to try that.

I hope that you feel better soon.

--Keith
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   Posted 9/16/2007 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Sherry - I was hoping things were improving...it must be kind of all packed in there now...maybe a gentle enema to help dislodge things??? It might just need that little penetration and liquid from the other end. Maybe everything will meet up and finally let loose.....

60 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 ... left sided UC now, fully involved and trying to get in remission. Acute inflammation-pancolitis-tenesmus rectal pain-granulation is showing some healing started. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  July 07 good days & bad days 75mg Imuran 40  mg prednisone (tapering 8/07) 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 3X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Colocourt enemas at night. Fosamax and mthly B12 shots folic acid 1mg


Red_34
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   Posted 9/16/2007 10:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replies. I have a call into the on call GI and I'm just waiting for him to call me back. So we will see what he has to say. When I go to the bathroom (or try to), I feel no need to expel and when I strain, I see small bits of blood and mucous when I wipe. The only enemas I have here are the Colocort and I've been using my Canasa every night. On a brigther note, at least I'm feeling better now from the procedures I had! :) lol Now! If only my colon would behave itself!
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   Posted 9/16/2007 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
If you were under anestetics that slows things down.


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Red_34
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   Posted 9/16/2007 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh yeah, I would say I'm slowed down! lol The doc called me back and told me to take Miralax and to call my regular doc tomorrow morning. So far all I'm getting is intense abdominal cramping but no results yet *sigh* I don't know whats worse, D or C!
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   Posted 9/16/2007 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherry how aree you now. I missed out on a lot of post due to Beth being ill.
keep the faith

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Seahorselover
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   Posted 9/16/2007 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
When I had my colonoscopy this past thursday, I did'nt have a bowle movement until Saturday morning, I did have anethisia and friday night I took one dolcolax... maybe you should take a dolcolax.


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   Posted 9/16/2007 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
What have you been able to eat post-procedure? Did you try any steamed veggies? I have found steamed yams very helpful in "restarting" a sluggish colon-- leave it in the steamer extra long so that you can mash it easily w/o adding anything to it. Best wishes for you to get back on track ASAP & w/o additional meds. / Old Hat (P.S. Did your doctor ever mention possible effect of caffeine consumption on development of gyno cysts? The reason I ask is that Dr. Susan Love [breast surgeon] mentions the connection btw caffeine & breast cysts in her books. My internist thinks it is a valid cause for caution re coffee-drinking.)

Red_34
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   Posted 9/16/2007 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Old Hat, no my doc never said if there were any correlation to my ovarian cysts and caffeine. She did however mention it when I had a large cyst drained out of my breast and I have cut down on my caffeine consumption alot. Thanks for the tip on the steamed yams. I may have to try that next time.

The Miralax worked but man did it hurt! I felt like I was giving birth! And, not to sound gross, but when you spend that much time working on a bm you expect it to be the size of a football not a pencil! Ah well, I knew I had inflammation in there because of the pain but now I know for sure. I'm gonna give my Canasa a few days to do it's magic and if it doesn't work then I will call my GI.

Thank you everyone for the suggestions....I'll file it away for future reference.
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ks1905
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   Posted 9/16/2007 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherry,

Have the cysts gotten more frequent and worse since you started taking 6-mp?

--Keith
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Current Status: Flaring since May
 
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Red_34
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   Posted 9/16/2007 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
10xs worse! Neither my GI nor my primary can see any correlation to my increase of cysts and 6mp. It may be just an odd coincidence. Every year something new crops up and this time around it was cysts. They have slowed down considerably though. It has been proven that women with Uc have a higher incidence of ovarian cysts then the normal population but I don't know why.
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