day 4 post op..

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I've been on perocet and ibuprofen and I haven't gone to the bathroom since the day before my surrgerh.so its been 5 days! I've been taking stool softener for s few days now and eating flax seed etc and nothing.its hard enough to pee with my foot on a chair to keep of elevated but I am getting really uncomfortable any help?

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    Its time to stop the painkillers, 5 days is enough, you will be fine, and you can take Tylenol, give it a day or two after stopping painkillers and you will be able to go to the bathroom, the same thing happened to me,
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      What a silly thing to say - that 5 days painkillers is enough.

      How would you know that? Everyone is different and 5 days

      might be enough for you whereas someone else may need

      5 weeks.

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      For bunion surgery and hammertoe surgery I stopped in 4 days, for arguments safe try to stop in 5 days and if the pain gets to much take them again but if I can stop n 4 days and only experience a throbbing may you can to, 
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      I agree. Everyone is different. I was prescribed meds for 3 weeks so clearly some people need them much longer than 5 days. I took them for 7 days. Everyone is very different. I highly recommend acupuncture to help with both the pain and swelling.
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      Hi Kaliana

      Yes. I took the meds for about a week too but also found that I needed meds at different stages throughout recovery. Good idea with the acupuncture though smile

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    You can eat prunes,they are helping very good.

    Boil some beets. Try to use natural things, not medicine.

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