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First poop after c-section

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clairerow7 Tue 06-Mar-18 03:12:38

It's been 5 days... I need to go, it's there but I can't go!!!!
Help me please?! I need to push but obviously can't.

First post and way TMI!! Sorry... just desperate

MrsMotherHen Tue 06-Mar-18 03:18:30

prunes prunes prunes or get some senna.

DressingGown Tue 06-Mar-18 03:20:26

I’m 3 weeks post CS - so I have recent experience of this!. Drink lots of water and it’ll happen. I’m on iron tablets which really didn’t help. Get Fibogel and or lactulose and you’ll be fine. Good luck!

SevenOf1981 Tue 06-Mar-18 03:37:07

I was wearing a huge sanitary pad in my pants to protect my scar at this point. Hold it against yourself tightly when you need to go.
This made me feel much more 'reinforced'! Consider raising your knees up too so you have to push as little as possible!

DrunkUnicorn Tue 13-Mar-18 17:03:47

Lactulose (But not too much.. You don't want an explosive poo iykwim) and drink lots and lots of water. Also get one of those little plastic footstools and rest your feet on it in the loo... knees above pelvis level

Hope this helps!

CoffeeAndCupcakes85 Fri 16-Mar-18 14:18:33

I ended up using glycerol suppositories. You can get these OTC from Boots. I simply couldn't push as it was too painful and I was so blocked up sad

BeyondThePage Fri 16-Mar-18 14:20:15

Take Laxido and plenty of water.

MustBeThursday Fri 16-Mar-18 14:21:56

I took lactulose. But it's a fine balance between too much and not enough grin

VioletteValentia Fri 23-Mar-18 07:48:11

Glycerin. Used it for days after my CS

MsJolly Fri 23-Mar-18 07:49:43

Fold your arms over your tummy and squeeze! Helps hold everything in and your muscles to push a bit. And lactulose!

Stillgameforalaugh Fri 23-Mar-18 07:52:14

It took me weeks to get back to normal. I kept getting impacted almost. I remember being stuck in the loo at my sisters wedding with an enormous poo that would budge. That was 4weeks after the section. 😀

Eatsleepworkrepeat Fri 23-Mar-18 07:54:39

Roll up a hand towel and gently push against your scar while on the loo. Drink lots of water. Google the best sitting position. Good luck!

vroc81 Fri 23-Mar-18 08:00:57

Good luck. I definitely thought it was worse than giving birth.

vroc81 Fri 23-Mar-18 08:02:13

.. although just seen the date of your post so suspect you’re over it now! grin

Moussemoose Fri 23-Mar-18 08:02:48

I was so proud of my post section turd I wanted to take it home.

clairerow7 Fri 23-Mar-18 08:47:23

Haha, I am yes! It was the worst experience of my life to date!!

namechange2222 Fri 23-Mar-18 09:29:37

I finally went after about 4 days post section about 6 days since I'd last been. Was still in hospital and climbing the walls in agony, begging for a suppository. Finally got one and managed to go after walking around all night
I feel your pain, it's an experience I'll never ever forget, agony.

missrabbit23 Fri 23-Mar-18 09:36:58

OMG u poor women I remember my first poo after cs it was emotional painful and draining to say the least but some laxatives it's the only way it's gonna happen! Hope all goes well! Don't strain that's just gonna cause piles and trust me u do not want piles!!

Appuskidu Fri 23-Mar-18 09:39:03

My midwife told me to poo in a warm bath!

clairerow7 Fri 23-Mar-18 10:22:53

Why have me nothing and didn't even ask if I had been before they discharged me! Was horrendous, really horrendous!
Will know for next time... take loads of laxatives and more!!

clairerow7 Fri 23-Mar-18 10:23:14

That was supposed to say they gave me nothing!!

Rockandrollwithit Fri 23-Mar-18 10:26:24

Raise your feet using a stool or some books, this really helped me. And put gentle pressure on your tummy.

pimlicolife Fri 23-Mar-18 11:45:11

I would really recommend getting Movicol. You can get it over the counter at Boots. It works wonders unlike Lactulose! It's really helpful to just take it every now and again over the first few weeks to keep things from being as bad as the first one!

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