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Post colonoscopy worse after than before

I had a colonoscopy on June 12th 2015
I was totally sedated IV meds...the anesthesiologist said it was the stuff that killed Michel jackson. Needless to say..I was out and don't remember a thing. They found a large red inflammed polyp which was removed. And internal hemorrhoids. ..and the ever so popular I.B.S.. following docs advice post op
I had mild cramping...constipation and no success having a movement for 6 days. The back pain went from mild cramping sensation to now unbearable constant pain. After 12 days I finally after along while had a movement.. not wanting to give out to much info. .but in length the bm was unbelievable.
I thought maybe I had an obstruction preventing bowel to exit. And now almost a month later still
Constipated. ..and back pain is unbearable.



  • Constipation can be REALLY serious. It can even be lethal! I never knew that. I have to live on narcotics & they are notorious for causing constipation. I've found a way of eating, drinking lots of fluids etc that manages the problem but when I had surgery last year & wasn't moving a lot it came back with a vengeance. I talked to my doc & pharmacist & they recommended the best products to help. Are you on meds from your surgery? They could be causing or at least contributing to the problem. I don't want to recommend anything (other than lots of fluids & avoid 'binding' foods...fruit is good!) because I've never had your problems & I don't know if you should avoid certain products.

    Constipation makes my back pain much, much worse!

    Just know its very common, I'm surprised your doc didn't warn & advise you. It's VERY serious! I was told people die if it goes too long. Many need to be de-compacted at the ER. Ugh! It's a long weekend so I'd talk to your pharmacist ;-)
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
  • Doctor. The prep for a colonoscopy cleans you out entirely, and it can take several days for things to get back to normal. I BS can also cause your symptoms, so you should contact your GI doctor for assistance.
    Are you drinking plenty of fluids, eating roughage? Prune juice , stool softeners all can help.

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