I know this is kinda a gross topic but i had discectomy/laminectomy on three levels 6 days ago and am experiencing constipation. had not gone since being released and took enema this morning and citric magnesium drink and got good cleaning today. my concern is not having the urge to go the last few days as i know discs can push on nerves that control bowels. pre op had no uncontrolled bowel movements, took like 40 percocet week leading up to surgery and needed stool softners to help with constipation.
Has anybody else had this problem. i am not taking pain meds. also im thinking even tho i took laxitives i still knew when the urge was coming and able to make it in time. gives me reason to think everything is ok but would like feedback.
Other than that i feel the best i have in 6 months. pain scale in leg is 0 and stil gaining strength. only pain is in incision area and that is only when i sit down or get up and is very low on pain scale. so i am claiming a healing for my back. God is in control