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#1 Turtlemom

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 12:48 PM

OMG I just went through this horrible thing where I couldn't poo!!! It was going on day six until it finally happened! But day 5 was awful! It was as though my intestines were so full that even when I drank something I thought they were going to burst!
Pretty much I just want to know if this is normal after WLS, I'm almost six months post op and this happens quite a bit, just this last time was the worst yet! I almost forced myself to goto the ER! But that next morning I felt a little better after a little tiny poo, lol and now its been about two days and still nothing GREAT has been release, lol omg this sounds horrible! haha but I am gradually feeling better.
So, just wanna know if its normal or if I should be concerned...it was the WORST feeling I've ever had (besides active labor, lol), that pain in my stomach!
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#2 katzz87

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 12:59 PM

I've been lucky in that I haven't gone DAYS without a going (thank goodness!) but it isn't as easy as prior to weight loss surgery.

My suggestion is to make sure you get in LIQUIDS 64 ounces minimum and make sure you're getting fruits too! I use applesauce on a daily basis (sometimes using prunes too...which I personally love) and all has been well in "that department".

My friend has major trouble like you and the surgeon said to increase fluids, add fruits, and if needed take a stool softener as needed.
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 05:46 PM

I started taking 2 ducolax stool softeners daily the last two weeks and finally do not have that problem. That was a horrible feeling!
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 05:53 PM

Keeping up with your liquids helps but when all else fails, these are some of things that have worked for me:

Benefiber 2-3 times a day
Miralax or Milk of Magnesia
Colace Stool Softener
Suppositories (Glycerine)
2-3 prunes a day keeps me regular and I also eat a lot of fruit and veggies too.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 05:56 PM

My doctor told me to take Miralax everyday. Don't need a full dose..but said not to worry about taking it daily. Some people just don't go as easily as others! Hope you feel better soon!!
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 06:00 PM

I had this problem too. I missed a parent/teacher conference at my daughter's school because I was stuck home on the "porcelain throne" for 45 minutes pushing. Now what I do is mix 1/4 c of prune juice with my protein drink. I use Syntrax Nectar. I then mix about 16 oz. of water. This totally masks the taste of the prunes because I don't like them. I do this maybe every other day, and I still don't go but once a week, but when I do, I'm not straining anymore.
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 07:26 PM

I'm one month PO and I've had the same problem. I've only pooed 5 times since my surgery :eek:I have a hard time getting in my food and water as I feel sick/am sick so often. I will definitely try some of the suggestions in this post!!

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:20 PM

I've been feeling a little better. I been getting a little one out everyday now, but one ONE a day LOL but beggers can't be choosers LOL. I did get some Miralax, almost threw it up but I pooed the next day. I am thinking about having it at least every other day to help me stay a little more regular:) Thanks for all the advise! I am really relieved to know that I'm not the only one that has these issues, :) I love all you thinnertimers!!! Thanks again everyone!!!!

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 02:41 PM

I had the day of hell yesterday. Let me tell you giving birth was a piece of cake compared to pushing and riping my insides out.

I will put Benefiber in everything I eat from now on. I put Benefiber in my protein drinks also. I am taking two stool softners the Walgreen brand and also taking sennok everyother day.

I am still in so much pain and have to take my PH with me where ever I go for the next week. Dam roids.
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 02:54 PM

After surgery i went five days before having a BM. i was in such pain. Then i tried a generic form of colace and it has been my saviour ever since. i strongly advise like the other to try a stool softner.

hope you feel better soon.
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 02:54 PM

obviously mine is the opposite problem but my 6 year old gets 1 capfull a day of miralax and i tell you NOW he poops almost every day. or other day. He was only pooping once every week and 1/2 it was horrible and once we did the cleanout with miralax we just give the one capfull in his milk a day. he cant even taste it
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 07:58 PM

I had the same problem with much straining and pain. I started to put a couple of tablespoons of flax seeds in my shake every morning. Really takes care of the problem and made me a regular guy. Be sure to grind the flax seeds before putting them in your shake. I use a old coffee grinder. If you take them in whole they well come out whole without doing anything. They are full of omega fatty acids , are really good for you , and you'll love the nutty flavor. Grind them op right before you make your shake. If you grind a big bunch up before hand they'll go rancid because of the oils they have. Try it, you'll be percolating in no time. Captain Hornet.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 06:16 PM

ALOE VERA JUICE is your friend.

(I drink\take about 2 tbsp daily)


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Posted 22 December 2008 - 07:16 PM

I am 5 days post op and just poo'd 1st time this am. Thank goodness. I thought I would die. I was cautioned by surgeon and nutritionist to avoid Benefiber, Stool Softeners, etc. especially at beginning. Hospital gave me a suppository, but that didn't work either.

I am going to push getting my liquids to see if that helps. If I still have back-ups, the prune juice in protein drink sounds manageable. I am open to other options, but prefer none OTC remedies.
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Posted 22 December 2008 - 09:04 PM

Another thing you can try that is all natural is natural unsweetened applesauce when you are able to have it. This goes along way to keeping you regular without using OTC aids.
My Doc and Nut did recommend Colace ( in generic form ) if i was having issues in the beginning.
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Posted 22 December 2008 - 10:48 PM

I have had bouts on and off. Mostly drink plenty of water. Also Excercise helps