Post-surgery bowel movement again

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ASTEPHENS33
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Post-surgery bowel movement again

Postby ASTEPHENS33 » Mon Aug 29, 2022 12:12 pm

I know there are lots of posts on this topic, but too many for me to correlate right now (surgery last Thursday), so thought I would just re-post again and ask for advise. Does this seem safe? Any other suggestions?

- Miralax - 17g/standard dosage - twice a day - take mroe or less?
- Ducosate sodium/ colace - 100mg - three times a day - instructions say take 2hours before or after other medicines, which is hard to do - anyone know how important that is. Take more of less?
- 5 whole prunes every day - should I eat more. Prune juice better or in addition to?

- Ducolax - active ingredient is bisacodyl - not taking this, but is ok to add, how much


Thoughts, experience greatly appreciated.

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Re: Post-surgery bowel movement again

Postby Rock_Robster » Tue Aug 30, 2022 4:33 am

Sorry just to confirm - surgery last Thursday - what kind of surgery? Are you still in hospital then? Or were you sent home without yet having a bowel movement?
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Re: Post-surgery bowel movement again

Postby prayingforccr » Tue Aug 30, 2022 6:06 am

ASTEPHENS33 wrote:I know there are lots of posts on this topic, but too many for me to correlate right now (surgery last Thursday), so thought I would just re-post again and ask for advise. Does this seem safe? Any other suggestions?

- Miralax - 17g/standard dosage - twice a day - take mroe or less?
- Ducosate sodium/ colace - 100mg - three times a day - instructions say take 2hours before or after other medicines, which is hard to do - anyone know how important that is. Take more of less?
- 5 whole prunes every day - should I eat more. Prune juice better or in addition to?

- Ducolax - active ingredient is bisacodyl - not taking this, but is ok to add, how much


Thoughts, experience greatly appreciated.


I am sympathetic.

I had impaction/constipation so bad that I was literally in tears begging for nurses/doctors to help me.

No one offered anything more than “take two stool softeners” which didn’t work.

I found that mixing and storing in the fridge equal parts oat bran/apple sauce/prune juice, and taking two tablespoons before bed chased with a large glass of water helped a lot.

You can titrate/adjust as needed and add stool softeners, if needed.

Additionally, you can/should massage each day. https://www.healthline.com/health/massa ... al-massage

You must drink at least two litres of water each day.
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Re: Post-surgery bowel movement again

Postby CRguy » Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:01 pm

Rock_Robster wrote:Sorry just to confirm - surgery last Thursday - what kind of surgery? Are you still in hospital then? Or were you sent home without yet having a bowel movement?

Respectfully to others who may wish to help our friend here ...
Rock_Robster nailed it
WE need more info and should NOT be giving what amounts to medical advice on ASTEPHENS33 post.

IS it a blockage/obstruction ... torsion ... volvulus ... impaction... obstipation ... ileus ...
IS it medication induced ???

ALL require a specific diagnosis AND resolution management by a qualified medical professional
NOT a drive by post on the forum.

ASTEPHENS33
I sincerely hope you consider my reply.
I am retired after 40 years of on site medical practice including 24 hour emergency calls as a Vet
I am NOT your doctor, and neither is anyone here.

Simply increasing the impetus of forcing a bowell movement where one MAY NOT BE INDICATED
might put your own health at risk

Find out what the problem IS ...and then consult your experts to SOLVE IT !!!

WE here are not your experts
WE are your friends who want only the best for you

Please PM me if you need more support

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