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Had laparoscopic appendectomy. Burping, passing gas, no bowel movement yet. Should I seek attention?

Hi, I m a 28 year old male. i had a laparoscopic appendectomy 3 days ago. I have yet to produce a bowl movement. i have been burping and passing gas quite a bit since the surgery. I feel backed up. I ve been taking stool a softener every day. today I took a suppository which did not work. i now have taken a phosphate laxative about 4 1/2 hours ago and not had a true bowel movement yet. only a small amount of liquid comes out. almost like it is passing a hard stool to come out. I m just worried, do you think I should seek medical attention?
Asked On : Thu, 3 Jan 2013
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thank you.take plenty of water and fiber containing diet.such a problem can be created after every operation due to side effects of drugs or long time stasis.increase the dose of laxative and,don't worry.
Answered: Thu, 3 Jan 2013
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hello sarah , i think yoy should wait for 1-2 days more take liquid diet and stool softner with antacids so that gas and acid subside, but not in excess.
Answered: Thu, 3 Jan 2013
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