Problems with going to bathroom 3 weeks after gb surgery

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so its been 3 weeks since my gb removal.I can tolerate foods,i take a ox bile pill before big meal,incisions healing nicely.still have nervous issues don't know if thats the stomach healing or not but I just am having such a hard time with bowel movements.Drink fiber powder every day eat foods with fiber all those over the counter pills so nothing for it.gets to the point where i can feel it getting uncomfortable and then have to do an enema to clean me my stomach eventually going to figure things out so I can go naturally?thanks for any feedback

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    hi well done for comeing through it.

    i am now 15 months post opp and i still have the toilet issues you describe !

    so your guess is as good as mine.

    may i ask what ox bile you take and why and what happens if you do not take it please ?


    merry xmas and a healthy new year.

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      hi,it's called NutriCology ox bile 125mg.take 1 capsule with your helps your stomach break down the food so you can get it out better.its suppose to be great for people with no gb.I got it thru Amazon.I hope we get normal at some pointπŸ˜‚.You have a happy New Year!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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    It sounds like your doing brilliantly!!

    Firstly, are you on any pain medication still? if so this may be the culprit, if not eat plenty of fruit and drink plenty of water, this really helps. maybe if in doubt consult your dr and get another type of med. It will take a while for your system to adjust, my surgeon told me up to 6 months.

    Very best wishes

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      yes I'm on pain med but for different problem but still I was always able to go.I do drink a fiber supplement eat apples,veggies and drink so much water I could explode! wow! 6 months? I guess I better stock up on the enemas.πŸ˜²πŸ˜¨πŸ˜•.Thanks for the info.

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    hello,glad you on the mend,i think a lot of us suffer from this,one way or another; i to suffer from constipation since gb removal,im 2 years now, ive had a ultra sound scan but nothing showed up, im not that old and dont want to start taking pills yet, i eat lots fruit,pears, and lots water, you must take it easy tho,no lifting,etc, all the best, you are not alone i can assure you,

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    This sounds wrong to me. I had gallbladder removed a few years ago and I am sure I was not like this.

    I would contact the hospital where you had the operation and get some advice from them.

    Take care and keep in touch


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