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After abdominal surgery
, ileus can occur. Ileus is a disturbance with the normal ability of the gastrointestinal tract to contract or propel food and liquids.
When it occurs after surgery it is called postoperative ileus. There are different factors that cause it.It would cause the bloating
, pain , vomiting
and lack of bowel sounds.
Normally it resolves after 3 days , if it persists beyond this time, it is called paralytic ileus
The doctors may have thought that it would have resolved by day 3.
You should discuss your concerns with his doctors.
I hope this helps