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What causes missed urination post colostomy?

My husband has new colostomy and output has been good since the surgery on Oct. 26, 2016. We changed his bag last night at 7 pm and there has been no output since then. Do we need to be worried or just wait to see what will happen? He has taken 2 doses of Milk of Mag today. He has been cleared for regular diet and drinks plenty of liquid every day.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
hello dear,
i understand your concern,
wait for next 24 to 48 hr after diet if not passed it may indicate new intestinal obstruction,or indigestion,any other cause.
after of completition of 48 hrs go and meet your doctor. he may run specific test and prescribe drugs.
your problem will be solved.
dont worry.
yhank you.
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