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Are constipation and urinary retention common after surgery?

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Dr. Esmeralda Sera

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Posted on Tue, 5 Jun 2018 in Cancer
Question: hi my name is XXXXXXX i went into surgery yesterday to have my broken left arm repaired. no i cannot pee or poop. what is the deal?
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Answered by Dr. Esmeralda Sera 1 hour later
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Surgery

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Hello and thank you for asking

After any surgery due to medication used during anesthetic procedure the motility of intestine in reduced.

After 3 days the motility will back to normal functions.

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