Had surgery Tuesday and just cant do BM am in terrible pain

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I am shaking and sweating because i desparately need to do a BM I can feel it but it just wont come out......  Yesterday I took 2 movicol and 1 just this morning.  I have also taken to laxative teas, don't know what to do....

 

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    Rita I'll send you a personal message.
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    Know exactly how your feeling,took me 5 days to have bm,you need to increase movicol,you can have up to 6 a day. I ended up using a glycerol suppository as well which finallydid the trick.
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    This past Tuesday? It'll move soon, make sure you drink plenty water also. Upon release from hospital my doctor had me take magnesium and miralax every morning and a stool softener. I think it took me a few days to have BM because the pain pills had me blocked up. Give it a little while and if doesn't go then call doctor. Don't strain!! I even found that the warm water in shower with the hand held nozzle helped mine to come out. Try and relax!!
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    I had exactly the same thing as you and didnt end up having a bowel movement for 4 days. Keep taking the movicol I also took psyllium husk tablets which also helped me.  I think the stress and trauma that the surgery causes to the body delays things even more and it will happen in next few days so dont worry too much. Also try to drink as much water as possible. 
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    Also keep the fiber up in your diet.
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    I am going to ask my son to get me a suppository from the chemist.  I just cant stand it.  I feel the desire to go so badly but its just not happening.  I feel like I am going to faint

     

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    Hi,l just to say I know exactly how you feel, so many of us have been there.

     Try to lie down  as that alleviates it a bit..and relax , try not get too stressed about it ,keep on with the water yes and Movicol or similar. And dont worry..it is totally normal . I would recommend  a suppository too as that will make something happen, even if not much, you will then feel things have started and  some relief.  In my hospital in London they made us have a suppository the day we left and checked  we weren't  too constipated. Do not strain whatever you do, better to take painkillers and lie down. It will all work soon. I remember this just two weeks ago , thinking I'll never be normal  esp as I was often constipated before but  now it seems like magic . Gradually your body adjusts  and you will relax. Just eat the right foods, plenty of fruit, water, you might not need  the supplements for long. Prunes are always good..and liquorice.  Good luck. This nightmare will be over soon .

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    I was really worried about bowels so asked for a microlax enema before I left the hospital.  This really helped with the first movement.  
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      I wish I knew about this before as I do have a tendency to suffer constipation sometimes.  I have just had the day from hell.  I had to call my husband home to help me.  I was sweating and so shaky after taking the supository. Trying to drink lots of water and then not being able to pee due the the bowel blockage.   It took about 3 hours to work.  I ended up vomitting and BM at the same time.  Wont tell the other graphic details.  But now I have a fair bit of blood in my urine.  I am hoping some rest will help.  Now I am a bit worried about what to eat to make sure my bowels keep going without having to do the same thing again.
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