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Old 12-03-2006, 08:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How long after surgery can I go without pooping?

Had surgery friday mornin. Took my last dump that morning and since surgery have been eating maybe 1/3-1/2 my normal food intake. I got the feeling to poop a few times but everytime i go to poo i just fart then feel good. how long can i go with out starting to worry?
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Old 12-03-2006, 08:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What kind of surgery?
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Old 12-03-2006, 08:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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double hernia, takin pain pills so i am sure that doesnt help
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Old 12-03-2006, 08:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well its a mix between the reduced food intake and the pain meds. Any narcotic will cause constipation and your reduced diet decreases movment through your intestines/colon.

I would go to a pharmacy and recommend that you speak with a pharmacist. They will most likely point out that you need to use a stool softener and a laxitive to help with the constipation.

Senna-S is a good choice because it is a combination product, and is what I usually recommend to patients who are starting a narcotic. Also I would recommend that you make sure that you are drinking enough fluids to keep yourself hydrated.

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Old 12-03-2006, 08:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Drink some Mineral Oil. Has no taste, slicks up yer innards.
You'll be apoopin' by mornin'.
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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x2 on the narcotics.

when you do finally let that impacted monster out, you will come very close to knowing the pain of childbirth.

Pear juice and lots of liquids, my friend. You don't want to pop your hernia squeezing that bad boy out.
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i was on 2 x 750's of hydrocodone every 4 hours with my knee. i didnt shit for a good 4-5 days. im a habitual daily shitter . ill tell ya what, a rather large meat twinkie came outta my ass... took about an hour to deliver it..... half that time was trying to let my sphinkter go back to its normal state after delivery
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at this point Id just say fuck it an opt. for a C-section to get the fucker out
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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lol i crap several times a day...no need to keep that stuff around
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poop

with my last open heart surgury, I went for over two weeks without pooping.

finally felt so backed up that I gave myself an enema and shat for about 2 hrs straight. now, if I don't stay on the fiber, I can/will go for more than a week
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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O man reading that made me laugh and laughing hurts so bad
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O man reading that made me laugh and laughing hurts so bad
must just be that laughter is the best medicine to irk that poop out of ya

if you ate some seriously hot chili verde a la Mehicana for din-din... and in the next morning hit the Starbucks for a double-double sumthin, hell... 'you'd be shittin that next morning for sure.
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haha, no kiddin, tear up the coffee and some prunes or something...it'll make ya feel all bubbly inside
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I had my hernia operation last month I went about 3-4 days before i could go. just give it time
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at this point Id just say fuck it an opt. for a C-section to get the fucker out
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Make sure you take the laxative and pain meds right before bed.
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Don't get too crazy with the stool softeners and laxatives. After the impacted log is forced out of your sphincter you're going to have 3 days of the runs after your bowel gets back to the business of moving poop instead of absorbing opiates.
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Old 12-04-2006, 11:50 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Also I would recommend that you make sure that you are drinking enough fluids to keep yourself hydrated.

I'll second this, and do it for the rest of your life. Drinking lots of water is good. It keeps things... working.

I had a problem a few years back while traveling. I don't know what cause it, but one night I had to poo and could not sleep, could not get it out... and was on the throne for 6-7 hours trying to get it out. The thing was nearly the size of a soup can. I couldn't move it, I'll spare you the details of how I got it out, but it wasn't natural. Took a while of extra fiber supplements and extra water to get umm... regular again.

I figure this might have been partially induced by dehydration.
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went 2.5 weeks @ basic training without shitting...god, did the end result hurt...yikes! IAN
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