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Hi, Following on from my original post re complications from a posterior repair done 1st DEC 2018 ( bladder problems/rectal spasms), a few days later I ended up back in Hospital with a Bowel Obstruction. Horrendous experience. Blockage (caused by adhesions from multiple pelvic surgeries??) cleared by standard NG tube/IV fluids/industrial style laxative. Advised to now follow a Low Fibre Diet plus laxatives when required. Currently I am using Movicol and Docusate (both twice a day) but difficult to get the balance right. Tend to be on the constipated side and often still having to manually evacuate which I hate doing. I can feel immediately when stool is in the rectum (Hypersensitive??) but even when the rectum is really full I can't seem to push it out. Obviously I am reluctant to strain - worried I might damage the original repair. I am using the correct toilet position/step/ breathing techniques etc (I think) with no luck. Don't know whether I should up the Movicol dose to get a more liquid stool (but had an 'accident' last time I tried this) or whether there is some problem with my rectoanal coordination? Read up on line about it - suggests Biofeedback techniques. Has anybody else experienced these problems? What has worked for them? I am getting completely despondent with the whole thing - really regret having the op done in the first place.
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