Bowel issues after Fundo

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Date Joined Mar 2011
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   Posted 3/27/2011 5:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi folks, not the most pleasant of subjects I know but it's 4 days since I've had any movement down there. I was expecting a bit of constipation but I'm getting a bit worried that something should have happened by now.

Any tips on how to get things moving? I don't fancy trying to swallow any pills whilst I'm on a liquid diet. As far as everything else is concerned I seem to be healing fine. I don't need the painkillers any more, the glue stitches are holding up nicely. I've got a nasty bit of mucus and really bad breath but that's it apart from the bowel issue.

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   Posted 3/27/2011 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Right, this is no longer an issue. I waddled down to the chemist and picked up some Lactulose. A couple of hours later and.. how shall I put this... splash down (sorry sorry sorry). I figure you've got to keep your sense of humour about these things :)

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   Posted 3/27/2011 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I have heard some  Drs recommend Miralax for constipation after a Fundoplication.
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   Posted 3/27/2011 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Mineral oil and water always helped me.

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   Posted 3/27/2011 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Gritty,
When you've had the Nissen surgery, you aren't eating much, and it's natural to have what you consider "constipation". Whenever you decrease how much you're eating, you face irregular bowel movements. The more you eat, the more you go.
Oh yes, we're being quite descriptive!
Take care,
Glad to hear you got things going, so to speak!
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