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Had shoulder surgery. Soft pellet like stools, discomfort. Why?

Hi, I recently had shoulder surgery and ever since then my bowel movement has improved, but I am also worried. I am going quite regular with soft pellet like stools , it quickly feels like my tummy is empty, I never experienced this before. I always had large bowel movements and would always feel uncomfortable. With a lot of wind, which I don t have as much now. Would this be an underlying problem? I ve been monitoring since January when i finally had my bowel movement back and it was the most horrendous discomfort and pain going to the toilet, twice that happened and since then no change (same soft pellet) but I m glad for this sudden change.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
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Dear patient, your complaints related to your bowel movements before surgery like excessive wind, pellet like soft stools, feeling of in compleate voiding, and abdominal pain wouldn't suggest any serious under lying problem , it was due to a functional disorder of the gut which we call irritable bowel syndrome and it had probably improved due to the anaesthetic medications or pain killers or seddatives that you had received during surgery , any way it was your good luck to get benefited for two problems i.e shoulder injury and irritable bowel syndrome with the same treatement modility, so just enjoy your life and be happy
Dr Arshad
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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