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    Gastric Sleeve Member sgshoopz's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Bathroom issues and stomach pain

    Surgery was May 21, 2018. Sorry this isn't a very nice question, but, problems having regular bowel movements since surgery. I am following the diet the doctor has given me. I'm just not sure what else I should be doing. Don't want to continue to use laxatives. Also when I'm not regular then my stomach hurts, when I try to eat solid food.



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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    DR Halstead
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    Default Re: Bathroom issues and stomach pain

    HI! Well done on your weight lost already. I know bowel movements are a nice topic, but it seems to be a problem for sleevers. I had allot of problems going to the loo after surgery and the laxatives didn't seem to help. I landed up with an impacted bowel, which was the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. I landed up having to go to the doctor and get a fleet enema. That worked. After that I decided I was going to eat a couple of prunes every night and then take a laxative if needed. I still don't go often but it is far more regular than before. I also found by increasing fruit and foods like sunflower seeds which have fibre in them help. Good luck and I hope you get it sorted soon.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Cheyenne323's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Dr. Montalvo
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    Default Re: Bathroom issues and stomach pain

    I agree that the lack of bowel movements is so frustrating. I was just sleeved on August 12th and it has driven me a little crazy. I mix Benefiber poweder twice a day and a powdered probiotic in 0 sugar Diet V-8 Splash and it seems to now be helping. I also have Fleet Suppositories because I also did not want to become dependent on a laxative.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Christie13's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Bathroom issues and stomach pain

    I suffered a lot from constipation. Used stool softeners, suppositories, enemas...a total nightmare. Finally am regular from taking a nightly pill of 400 mg High Potency Magnesium softgel. It has to be softgel. Was recommended by a sleeve surgeon. It totally helps. If you are super constipated you can take 2 if needed but one nightly keeps me going.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Juanita62's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Stephen Archer
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    Default Re: Bathroom issues and stomach pain

    It's so surprising to me that so many people suffer from constipation. I still have urgent diarrhea every morning



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Njo's Avatar
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
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    Neal
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    Dr. Ayoola
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    Default Re: Bathroom issues and stomach pain

    Quote Originally Posted by Christie13 View Post
    I suffered a lot from constipation. Used stool softeners, suppositories, enemas...a total nightmare. Finally am regular from taking a nightly pill of 400 mg High Potency Magnesium softgel. It has to be softgel. Was recommended by a sleeve surgeon. It totally helps. If you are super constipated you can take 2 if needed but one nightly keeps me going.


    Christie, Thanks for sharing this..I had severe painful constipation after my surgery, the kind that requires a “full” enema every day for relief. Nothing worked, stool softeners, suppositories, Metamucil you name it...however, 400 mg of magnesium fixed me right up in a day or two. It’s been over a week now and everything flows like it should. Costco has natures way 400mg for around $11 for a 180 day supply which I’m sure is a pretty good deal Incase anyone is interested. God Bless



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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
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    Default Re: Bathroom issues and stomach pain

    Super common problem. Looks like you've been given a lot of advice. Good luck!



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