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Had appendix removal. Constant cramps, not been to bathroom since operation. given docusate, tylenol. Suggest?

I had my appendix removed two days ago and was released from the hospital the same night. I am getting constant cramps . Its tough to cough at times and the place of the incision (left side) hurts quite a bit. I was prescribed Docusate Sodium pills as the softener of some sort? As well as Tylenol with Codeine . My appetite of course is not the same as before but i fear eating too much because i havent been able to go the bathroom since the operation. I was reading online for things to take for it and Maralax or however is spelt came up a few times as well as enema and laxatives. What is actually the most effective for me to take???? -Please and thank you in advance.
Asked On : Sat, 15 Dec 2012
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Thank you for posting your question here, I will try to answer it to the best of my abilities.

From what I can tell the cramps you are getting are a direct result of you not passing stools, apparently the docusate sodium hasnt been enough to help you there. As such call up your doctor/surgeon tell him about this problem and ask him to prescribe you with a laxative. You should be okay after that.

I hope this answered your question.
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