can't go to toilet

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I had my gallbladder removed 3 days ago after 3 weeks in hospital screaming throwing up and in chronic agony due to a stone in my bile duct . After several attempts to remove it failed they decided to just go ahad and remove my gallbladder. Best thing ever the pain is over . Only issues now is not being able to go to the toilet it's been 2 weeks. I've tried lots of laxatives given by my doctor but still no luck I have no pain from surgery only bloating and wind 

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    Did your surgeon give you pain meds. If he did pain medicine causes your digestive system to slow down. Even going poo. You need to eat soup or broths.
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    Usually they give Colace(to help you go) because the pain pills can cause a lot of constipation, call your doctor and mention it. Try eating pears or sweet potatoes, also Magnesium can help you go, but I would call doctor first. 
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    Fruit, vegetables, cereals for fibre and as much water as you can comfortably drink. Also keep mobile I found walking helps both move wind and get things moving.

    Best wishes

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    I had a hard time using the bathroom as well after my gallbladder was removed. I got a old fashion enema in the hospital. That was my first time ever seeing one like that. I told my nurse I dont know what that is but she could take it back. Lol. That was the best enema though. It didnt burn when you pooped and it got more out than the enema you buy in the store. Also prune juice really helped. The name brand kind. I'm still currently drinking prune juice. Here is a link for the enema.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Enema-Bag-with-Castile-Soap-and-Underpad-60-Size-24-Fr-2-Pack/373860310?athcpid=373860310&athpgid=athenaItemPage&athcgid=null&athznid=PWVAV&athieid=v0&athstid=CS020&athguid=466001f5-d20e6ad1-7433bed7b1cd8028&athena=true

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    Prune juice is good, but to be frank, if you’ve not opened your bowels at all for two weeks, you need to seek medical attention ASAP.
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    Prune juice is good, but to be frank, if you’ve not opened your bowels at all for two weeks, you need to seek medical attention ASAP.
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