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To never have a poo again?

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Littlefluffyclouds81 Sat 16-Jul-16 19:43:44

I had surgery yesterday to sort out my post-childbirth piles (that have been there since dd1 was born 12 years ago!).

The pain isn't too bad, at the moment, but I have a feeling that could change when it's time 'to go'. And I have an awful feeling that time could be near.

AIBU to eat nothing but Imodium for the rest of my life and avoid this terrible ordeal?

RJnomore1 Sat 16-Jul-16 19:46:20

Well yes because st some point you would explode grin

Oh dear that does sound like it could be sore. I have no experience but 💐 Get well soon

Littlefluffyclouds81 Sat 16-Jul-16 19:47:36

What would be the least painful? Pooing or exploding? I really don't know.

EsmeraldaEllaBella Sat 16-Jul-16 19:49:12

Paracetamol,ibuprofen, lactulose, fybolgel

Don't strain!


Imnotaslimjim Sat 16-Jul-16 19:49:29

Have they offered laxatives to ease the process? It does have to come out eventually, and the sooner the better really while it's still soft. If you hold it in it will go hard and hurt more.

MadameJosephine Sat 16-Jul-16 19:50:08

Ouch, YANBU to consider it flowers

Are you taking stool softeners? I'm a couple of weeks post rectocele repair and was terrified of my first poo and didn't go for nearly a week after my surgery. I was taking docusate and lactulose but that didn't do the trick so added movicol and although it was scary it turned out OK. Best of luck

travailtotravel Sat 16-Jul-16 19:50:40

Drink. A lot. Perhaps not a wine but a brew might help. Plus water, fruit juice. Liquid is your friend.

TweeBee Sat 16-Jul-16 19:51:57

God love you! This reminds me of the dreaded post birth poo.
Take paracetamol and put your feet up on a little stool or something. Don't put it off! Go when you need to and it will be easier. Maybe press something against the area like they say to use a sanitary towel post birth.
Once it's done you'll feel better! flowers

justdontevenfuckingstart Sat 16-Jul-16 19:52:50

I was reading something yesterday (google it cos I talk rubbish a lot!) about putting your feet up on a little foot stool as it helps.
After my hysterectomy I was getting so worried that oh and I were actually having a conversation about him giving a helping 'hand' as I was dreading it. Would have thought about just exploding instead too!

Littlefluffyclouds81 Sat 16-Jul-16 19:53:20

I have some fybrogel, paracetamol and ibuprofen. I might dose myself up on all of them now and give it a go. Maybe.

Kittencatkins123 Sat 16-Jul-16 19:53:28

Would a sort of slightly desperately needed but liquid poo explosion be better? I can recommend BOOTEA evening tea for that smile

ApocalypseSlough Sat 16-Jul-16 19:54:17

Drink a lot and use laxatives. After DD1 was born the midwife rather squeamishly kept asking whether I'd 'passed a motion' She didn't explain why she was asking or explain that laxatives would stop me literally fainting from pain when I did 5 days later. It's my top tip for pregnant mums.

Littlefluffyclouds81 Sat 16-Jul-16 20:00:21

I have a feeling that the post childbirth poos are going to seem like a beautiful, wistful memory compared to this bad boy. A liquid poo explosion sounds fantastic, might have to check out this BOOTEA.

Groovee Sat 16-Jul-16 20:01:06

DO NOT allow yourself to get constipated. I did after the same surgery and it was hell. Needed lactulose and suppositories to sort it out sad

Littlefluffyclouds81 Sat 16-Jul-16 20:03:05

Sat on the toilet.

Bottled it.

Got off toilet.

randomer Sat 16-Jul-16 20:03:42


Tigg68 Sat 16-Jul-16 20:06:24

And don't use Tramadol for the pain.... it made things much worse for me and my GP said he couldn't understand why the hospital consultant prescribed it. sad

glueandstick Sat 16-Jul-16 20:06:45

No one told me that morphine bungs you up. I hadn't gone for a week. Then I had a baby by c section. Then I had morphine. Then it was another week.

I cried and cried and cried going to the loo. 16 days end to end. It took weeks to get back to normal sad

You need plenty of strong coffee and a whole bottle of syrup of figs plus whatever else they've given you. One virtual hand hold coming your way. You can do it.

Expellibramus Sat 16-Jul-16 20:07:55

Ok, so aside from lactulose, lots of water etc, when it comes to it, breathing and relaxing will be the thing. Can you try putting your feet up on a stool and breathing in and out to this gif?

AuditAngel Sat 16-Jul-16 20:09:10

Definitely pop your feet up on a kiddy step, it will help. Also, take a drink and a book, settle yourself down and relax, rather than pushing

Buggers Sat 16-Jul-16 20:09:28

Sooner it's done the sooner you can relax! Play a game on your phone or something with volume up full to try and distract yourself a bit. Don't think about what your doing it'll make it seem worse. Good luckgrin.

StillSmallVoiceOfCalm Sat 16-Jul-16 20:09:31

If you don't go eventually it will come out of your mouth.

Drink gallons and you can do a bit of light support with a widget of lop roll.

EveryoneElsesMumSaidYes Sat 16-Jul-16 20:10:46

A footstool definately helps. Used one post hysterectomy,

Fig Ativia is a good laxiative too.

Take plenty of water and fruit.

If you are able walk, I find a good walk gets things moving.

Try not to get contipated, agree with Groovee I made that mistake, needed a supositry to get things moving, it was so painful i was physically sick sad blush

KittensandKnitting Sat 16-Jul-16 20:12:01

Poor you flowers

Was thinking maybe the numbing spray they recommend to help after giving birth? Might ease some discomfort? Or could you use some anusol cream - not sure if they would have set any limitation to what you cannot use

girlinacoma Sat 16-Jul-16 20:14:12

Agree re footstool

Let us know when you've plucked up courage to try again and we can keep you company and not let you leave the loo until you've been

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