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Recent appendectomy - constipation and pain?

Had a laparoscopic appendectomy last afternoon, and was released the same night. I haven't had a bowel movement for almost 2 days prior to the surgery, and still havent. I have taken stool softeners, and a suppository and still, nothing. Does anyone have advice, or a similar situation? Thanks...
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replied July 30th, 2015
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Bowel might be empty plus a person is nil per oral for quite a while as well as manipulation of bowel during appendectomy reduces the peristalsis. These issues resolve within a couple of weeks. Take some prokinetics and laxative and hope for the best.

I hope it helps. stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and can not be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.

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