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Bowel movement after lap

Elisamatthews11
Elisamatthews11
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Hi,

Has anyone had experience of bowel problems post lap. Last week I had rectoviginal nodule removed and now I'm having increased bowel pains and going from diorhea to constipation with extreme pains and stools being black, dark brown and flat... Is this normal has anyone else experienced this?

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Heidi11

Hi hun I had my ovaries, tubes an cervix removed with full excision of endometriosis and adhesions from my bowel 4 weeks ago and my pain was awful I think its normal after surgery down there plus all the anaesthetic and pain relief can play a part too. I also had an ileus where your bowel stops working but when I did finally go mine were blackish too but I put mine down to being on large doses of antibiotics post op. I would see your GP if your worried. Take care hunni xx

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Elisamatthews11

Hi,

I can only think it's normal but it's driving me crazy... The lower back/pecks pain means even sitting down is uncomfortable..

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Heidi11

You're only a week post op hun, my bowel has only just started to get back to any to sort of normal. Definitely go to the GP if your worried xxxx

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Elisamatthews11

Just read that people are back to normal by now and I'm not... I felt ok till Monday and it's all gone down hill! I have had pain all along but it's worse now and when I go for a wee for try to pass stools it hurts! I'm sure it's everything getting back to normal..

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Hi,

I am 4 weeks post op from combined op that included bowel resection, I was advised to take dulcoease which is a stool softener, it has been a god send, I take at least one a day and it helps things along. When I haven't taken them I feel constipated and things feel sluggish. It is very gentle acting as doesn't cause the bowel cramps whereas dulcolax may do, so if you do try it make sure it is dulcoease.

I also found reading a book while on the loo a good distraction, alongside some deep breathing to try and relax. It is hard as you get to expect the pain so that makes you tense more but it is really worth just sitting there and trying to relax and not try to rush things, I got through a whole book in the first week which shows how much time I spent in there! 😉 Another thing that helps is make sure you drink plenty, keep well hydrated.

Just remember everyone heals differently what might be normal for one person may not be the same for another.

Take care, hope you feel better soon.xxx

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