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Why is my mom finding difficult to release her bowel after one week of undergoing TAHBSO ?

My mom is undergo in TAHBSO after a week she experience in difficulty in releasing her bowel what should I do My mom is undergo in TAHBSO after a week she experience in difficulty in releasing her bowel what should I do
Mon, 2 May 2011
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OBGYN 's  Response
hi, welcome to healthcaremagic forum.
this is the commonest complaint after any abdominal surgery.usualy such pts are send with stool softners if your mom in not on any stool softners then give her duphalac syr 30 ml at bed time for 10 days and food with high fibre content eg vegetables,fruits esp dry fruits,wholegrain breaskfast cereals,nuts,beans ,peas etc
hope that it will help your mom regards
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mohammed Tauseef's  Response
Hi Ronald, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
How often is she passing stools? It is common to experience constipation after any major abdominal surgery due to stress and reduced bowel movements. Do not worry, it is not a a serious issue. Take her to her Surgeon so that she/he can examine her and Prescribe Laxatives. Give her Plenty of Water and Fiber rich foods like Fresh fruits and Green Leafy vegetables. Ask her to move around and walk often, as it will increase the Bowel movements.

Good Luck.
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