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??