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    Gastric Sleeve Member Mrs.Edwards's Avatar
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    Default 6 days post op..and still no "#2"...is that normal??

    Not to be so personal....but if you don't mind sharing ...how longways it before you had your 1st BM(aka...bowel movement)....is it too soon to take a laxative?



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    Default Re: 6 days post op..and still no "#2"...is that normal??

    Take like a half a teaspoon of some milk of magnesia. It will help. Just don't plan on going anywhere soon. Haha.



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    Default Re: 6 days post op..and still no "#2"...is that normal??

    I had the same problem. Talk with your doctor or the office, they told me to take a tablespoon of Phillips milk of magnesia, I have taken it a couple of times. I felt so much better.



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    Default Re: 6 days post op..and still no "#2"...is that normal??

    I would call your doctor. I had the opposite issue right out of surgery. My bum was so sore!
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    Default Re: 6 days post op..and still no "#2"...is that normal??

    I had my first BM the day after I got home from the hospital.


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    Default Re: 6 days post op..and still no "#2"...is that normal??

    anesthesia and pain killers do that to you. Drink apple juice. if its too sweet just dilute it. A small cup of coffee will do the trick too.



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    Default Re: 6 days post op..and still no "#2"...is that normal??

    I had mine on day 4 postop. The issue I've had is that it's sometimes a bit painful. Anyone have that problem?



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    Default Re: 6 days post op..and still no "#2"...is that normal??

    I ended up going to a colon/rectal doctor because I had such bad constipation. After the current problem was resolved, she told me to have a sip of Phillips milk of magnesia every night. Then as things improved try having a sip every couple of days. She did say that I waited too long before taking action. I've never had this problem before so I wasn't sure how bad bad was. Here goes more information than you probably want to know, I ended up with an anal fissure (a tear in the lining of the lower rectum). Very painful, don't let it go too long. Took six weeks to heal.
    I have to say that I have never been to a funny doctor. I decided that you really have to have a good sense of humor to go into that specialty, she was delightful considering the problem.


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    Default Re: 6 days post op..and still no "#2"...is that normal??

    Quote Originally Posted by Leanng View Post
    I ended up going to a colon/rectal doctor because I had such bad constipation. After the current problem was resolved, she told me to have a sip of Phillips milk of magnesia every night. Then as things improved try having a sip every couple of days. She did say that I waited too long before taking action. I've never had this problem before so I wasn't sure how bad bad was. Here goes more information than you probably want to know, I ended up with an anal fissure (a tear in the lining of the lower rectum). Very painful, don't let it go too long. Took six weeks to heal.
    I have to say that I have never been to a funny doctor. I decided that you really have to have a good sense of humor to go into that specialty, she was delightful considering the problem.
    Thank you ...I just picked up bottle of milk of magnesia ....horrible taste...but I rather deal with that then...being "backed up"



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Mrs.Edwards's Avatar
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    Default Re: 6 days post op..and still no "#2"...is that normal??

    Quote Originally Posted by Lulu2488 View Post
    Take like a half a teaspoon of some milk of magnesia. It will help. Just don't plan on going anywhere soon. Haha.
    Lulu...I just took your advise...I guess I won't be going back to work tomorrow..lol...thank you



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    Default Re: 6 days post op..and still no "#2"...is that normal??

    I have become quite the connoisseur of Milk of Magnesia. When you accidently buy the plain flavor (tastes worse than chalk) add a few drops of Orange Mio and shake (then you don't have to throw the whole bottle out). My personal favorite is the Cherry flavor.

    P.S. Cherry comes in the big bottle. Good luck to you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs.Edwards View Post
    Thank you ...I just picked up bottle of milk of magnesia ....horrible taste...but I rather deal with that then...being "backed up"


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    Default Re: 6 days post op..and still no "#2"...is that normal??

    I didn't have one for 11days! And then I was worried so I took a stool softener and that made me go. I'm still irregular. So I take a softener once a week. And I've incorporated fiber tablets in my diet and that has helped. Hoping I get in a regular cycle soon. My doctor said it's because of the protein drinks I drink every day.
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    Default Re: 6 days post op..and still no "#2"...is that normal??

    Hey im soo glad u asked my surgery was on 1/14/14 too qnd I have had ZERO bowel movements since I came home. I was trying to wait and see what would happen in a few days and I figured its because were not eating anything yet. Anyway guess ill get some Milk of Mag too. Good luck fellow sleever!



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    Default Re: 6 days post op..and still no "#2"...is that normal??

    I finally had one on day 7 after taking Milk of Magnesia. I have never been regular though. I took 2 Tbsp in the afternoon (nothing happening) so I took another 2 TBsp before bed. I woke up about 5:00 am with a good BM (although a little runny TMI). But it felt so good to be rid of the bloating and gas.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Mrs.Edwards's Avatar
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    Default Re: 6 days post op..and still no "#2"...is that normal??

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluetattoo View Post
    I didn't have one for 11days! And then I was worried so I took a stool softener and that made me go. I'm still irregular. So I take a softener once a week. And I've incorporated fiber tablets in my diet and that has helped. Hoping I get in a regular cycle soon. My doctor said it's because of the protein drinks I drink every day.
    Wow...you sound like me....protein shakes do that to me also....smooth move tea worked great for me prior to surgery... but I'm not sure if I want to try the tea just yet



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