I had a spinal fusion 9 months ago. I sometimes will go two to three days without a bowel movement and have pain in my lower back until I force myself to have a bowel movement.I get constipated and have to strain everytime I need to have a bowel movement. Before the surgery I had a bowel movement at least once daily with no strain. I have asked the surgeon and he said it will cure itself it's just the way my body reacted to the surgery. I only took pain pills for two weeks and only one or two a day. I hate to take drugs so I watched what I took so I feel I cannot contribute it to that. I am looking to see if possibly sometime could of or was damaged during surgery. Or if there is possibly something wrong in my colon. Can you help? Where shall I seek help?
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