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I had a laparoscopy under general anaesthetic on Thursday and haven't been able to poo since Stupidly although I have drunk lots of water I have eaten crap (lots of toast and sarnies since they are all I could face). So what to do now? I am able to pass gas and the poo is definitely sitting there ready to go (sorry tmi!). I gave some dulcolax, should I take that at this stage?
I've recently suffered from post-op constipation and what worked for me was glycerine suppositories. You can buy them at the chemist's. Insert, lie down for half an hour or as long as you can manage, and then see how you get on.
Once you succeed, try to go every day, preferably at the same time. Don't let it build up, even if it means sitting there for a bit. Rocking helps and something to put your feet on. I also ate lots of pears and drank prune juice, but no idea if they helped.