2 weeks on

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Op done 2 weeks ago today everything was going well apart from bm problems. Tried to go without success this afternoon, had a shower and thought I was going to pass out I felt so bad. Back in bed with feet up, was going for a pub lunch too! Fed up now as I thought I was on the road to recovery

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    Have you tried lactulose? I had a terrible time with BM, this was a god send to me, I'm 4+ weeks post op and still using it, no probs at all going and going regularly. 

    Have you had posterior repair? 

    Hope your feeling better soon xxxx

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      Lactulose has been a godsend for me also. I have always struggled with BM before op I am now 3 weeks post op and going everyday but like you I thought I had turned a corner until last couple of days but I am now getting lots of rectal pain 
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      Hi Jill

      Thank you for your reply and kind wishes X yes I had a anterior and posterior repair plus a perenium repair. I've tried lactulose, senakot, fybogel but seem to get pain with all of it , early days still X

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      Yes still early days, this does seem to be a very common problem after this op!

      Maybe you could try the glycerin suppository that 'bunky' reccomended. I've just looked at them on Amazon, the reviews are really good. Sound like they might work better/quicker for you. Hope so xx

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    Hi Rosiepix

    Have you tried lactulose,the hospital gave me some to bring home,worked great for me. Maybe the doc or hospital can help you get moving. Nothing worse than wanting to go and cant. I am 2 wks+ and had first bm on day two and go every day now. I just had one bm that was difficult and was like a ping pong ball shooting around my body. Hope you get sorted soon x

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    If you really are struggling lactulose takes a little while to do its stuff so try using a glycerin suppository! They are gentle enough to use with no problems and will get you moving with BM that is low down in the rectum ! Helps relieve some of the pressure too !! Also remember 2 weeks is really early days ! You are on the road to recovery but body goes through real ups and downs during it ! We are also guilty of doing too much on days when we are feeling good ! Have to try and stay consistent with the rest you need over the next few weeks. Xx
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    I am three months post op and had the same problem...with so much pain I had to call the Dr. and I am still having difficulty. I wonder when this ends.
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    Hi Rosie 

    its always worse when you know you are going somewhere I have had quite afew awful situation s. I had to ring a friend on Friday to say don't pick me up I am stuck on the loo and it is so low down in my bowel I can do or think of anything else then it takes hours to get over it as it seems to upset everything.   I gave had a and p repair six weeks ago.   Went to the Drs yesterday and she gave me laxido sachets.   So far I am better with those xx

     

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      Thanks Diane X yep at the moment I can't plan anything as you said you don't know when you'll be stuck on the loo. Also embarrassing to tell people that's the reason xxx
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      Yes definitely it's becomes a real trauma everyday but I was on 2 Senna at night which my dr says is a stimulant but I needed a softener to pass it easier.  Try laxido they have worked for me this last two days.  I had an awful weekend just gone so uncomfortable and it gets you down xx
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      Just to reassure you I'm not in pain with my issues re BMs and have a good system going so could go back to work if I hadn't had to give up before having this op lol !! It does get a lot better I promise you !! You are very early days ! Each week you see an improvement xx
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