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Is difficulty in bowel movement after undergoing plyeloplasty normal?

Hi! - my son (aged 12 years) has just had pyeloplasty. We are living in Spain (moved here 4 months ago)
He had the operation last Thursday (17th Nov) and was discharged from hospital yesterday.
When we got home, he said that he needed to poo (sorry not a very medical term) and then spent quite a long time straining to go.......much to my horror....but he was insisting that the poo was 'half-out'
This turned out to not be the case and after a somewhat distressing hour or so, I persuaded him to 'wait until tomorrow' (today)
Today I bought at the chemist (on their recommendation) something called aciete de parafin - literally translates as paraffin oil - which the pharmacist ensured me was a mild and gentle laxative.
Is this ok to give to him at bedtime as per the instructions (he's had a history of kidney problems but hopefully once the stent is removed in a month or so, all will be sorted)
Wed, 11 Oct 2017
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Hello dear , Hi

Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* The cause of constipation after surgery may be in relation with
- decreased mobility - side effects of certain drugs - insufficient
food or liquids intake - others .

* Can give paraffin liquid at night as recommended doses , if no motion
satisfactory , consult doctor next morning .

Hope this will help your query .
Regards dear take care .

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Is difficulty in bowel movement after undergoing plyeloplasty normal?

Hello dear , Hi Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com I have evaluated your query thoroughly . * The cause of constipation after surgery may be in relation with - decreased mobility - side effects of certain drugs - insufficient food or liquids intake - others . * Can give paraffin liquid at night as recommended doses , if no motion satisfactory , consult doctor next morning . Hope this will help your query . Regards dear take care .