CONSTIPATION – pre and post

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  • #12753

    corinne14470
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    Now I have your attention, I presume you may be a fellow sufferer!

    I have 2 weeks till TAH and ovaries out (forgotten the initials AGAIN!!), anyway I’ve had my pre op today and noticed in the leaflet to make sure/aid that I’m not constipated that I should maybe take lactulose etc a day or 2 before…

    Well, my lovely fibroid has increased my issues which is always a vulnerability for me anyway…fibre hasn’t generally been the answer as I seem to now have less space in t’old abdomen anyway!!

    I was wondering if anyone else has similar issues?

    I was also wondering if going on a soup diet for the week before will help..

    excluding the fish and chips I’ll have at the seaside with my hubby the weekend before :/!!

    #277162

    Cariad70
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    Hi Corinne

    I had never been the type of person that went to the toilet everyday pre op, however due to nerves, I went twice a day for 3 days before the op. Since the op, I go everyday and that I put down to eating milled linseed, which I buy from Lidl but Holland and Barrett do. I put 2 tablespoons on my breakfast cereal along with some fruit everyday. I think removing my fibroid has given my bowel more room.

    Hope this helps.
    Xxx

    #277163

    corinne14470
    Member

    Thank you. I just got some linseed but unmilled so maybe I need a grinder too to hide it better. Thank you. I will experiment!

    #277164

    JulesD22
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    I tried everything before after all of my 6 surgeries since and including my hysterectomy and today I discovered Dulcolax works after my recent surgery on Monday. What may work for one person may not work for someone else, so my advise would be to find something that works for you and constipation

    #277165

    corinne14470
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    Milled linseed – flaxseed – is the way to go for ANYONE suffering with this. Not had a problem for 4 weeks now after 40 years!! Can definitely say it works for me

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    Lynne
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    I have just stumbled across the post as very much a fellow sufferer. Willing to try anything at the moment. 5 days post op. Had 2 BMs but nowhere near enough. Am in chronic discomfort ATM due to it. Seems I’d better send someone on a shopping trip for me!

    #316274

    shiree jones
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    Im 8 days post op Tah 2nd day i was doing well, bowels started to work then i strained my abdomin muscles and i havent been since. I have tried everything natural first, lots of fruit and veg nothing has budged. I am really unconfortable and dont want to strain those muscles again. any ideas would be welcome. Thanks

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