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Post Surgery Constipation

Fellow Spineys,

I know it will happen because I've never had a surgery where it didn't

Do any of you have good regimens or solution to relive constipation after surgery. Even joke posts would help. :D



  • fibrious vegetables, green leafy vegetables, prune juice, dates, and fiber supplements.
  • Post surgical i was a week constipated, and then the pain. I was on senikot I believe but did nothing, They do put stuff in you that brutally makes you constipated and then if your surgery is neck they put you on a liquid diet which doesn't help (which was my experience) . Ask your doc in advance how to help this is my best advice.
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  • Spiny_MaloneSSpiny_Malone Posts: 227
    edited 10/19/2014 - 4:56 AM
    I was so desperate for a poo that I went to my neighbours house and took some from her kids who had troubles in the past. 2 days and I was dancing again (bowelly speaking)
    However.... I was off of narcotics by then.. The hospital was terribly understaffed and I had forgotten to mention this on discharge. I was most worried about having enough drugs to get home in the car. A week later I saw my doc for the stitches but again.. I was in such a cloud....
    I wouldn't normally take Street drugs. Lol
  • whackedbackwwhackedback Posts: 41
    edited 10/22/2014 - 4:17 PM
    my cousin reminded me of a recipe that was given to me after my first surgery back in 2000. it was combustible. while i plan to start on a regimen of stool softeners and prunes, i thought i'd share this recipe.

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