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What causes constipation after a colostomy?

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Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal

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Posted on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: wife had a colostomy 10 days ago and has pooped every day at about 10:30 or 11:00 and hasn't been at all today and it's 6:30 in the evening should I be worried?!!
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 2 hours later
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Nothing to worry about

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Since it has only been a day of absent bowel movement there is nothing to be worried about. Make sure she is eating well. include fiber rich food like vegetables, fruits, XXXXXXX and drink plenty of fluids. Follow up with the urgent care only if she have not pooped in 3 days, develop abdominal pain or fever, colostomy stoma seems to be blocked or changes in color.

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