How long does it take to recover from lower intestinal blockage?
I am sorry you had this experience. It can take quite a while to get back to normal after having an intestinal blockage. It takes a while for the motility in the bowel to recover and for your body to get rid of all the toxins that build up during the time of obstruction. It is good that you are feeling better 12 days out and that you are passing gas and having bowel movements. You should keep improving daily but it can take 4-6 weeks before you get back to normal. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and getting lots of fiber in your diet. Taking a multivitamin and some extra vitamin C may also help in your recovery.
I hope you are back to normal soon,
K. Robinson MD
And if so is that a major sign the blockage is relieved?
yes it should go away
Hi, Yes the swelling should go away completely. You may be feeling better even before the swelling goes completely away. Have the swelling gone and feeling back to normal are the signs of complete recovery.
Wishing you a swift recovery,
K Robinson MD
Now they still require a bit of pushing and they are many unique pieces - like skinny pickle gherkins as opposed to one large piece?
that part can take 4-6 weeks
K Robinson MD
Hi and thanks for the follow up.
Yes the healing can be up and down. It just take the system some time to get back to normal. As time passes your bowel movements should be getting more and more toward normal. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water, getting fiber in your diet and doing some walking every day
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