Constipation Since Tummy Tuck 5 Months Ago
- Asked by Magali1 in Burnaby, BC
- 2 years ago
Ever since my tummy tuck 5 months ago I have been having a problem with contipation. I never had this before and have always been careful about what I eat. Could the muscle tightening have caused this and if so what can be done about it?
Constipation after Tummy Tuck?
Thank you for the question.
A few days of constipation after tummy tuck surgery is to be expected.
5 months postop, constipation is not related to the tummy tuck surgery. Evaluation by your internist/ gastroenterologist is indicated.
When ex lax wont do!
It is not uncommon to be constipated for a short time after a tummy tuck. 5 months is a bit long. Please help yourself and see your internist or possible a GI specialist!
Constipation after a tummy tuck
Short term constipation can happen from pain and narcotics but after 5 months you should see your internist or a gastroenterologist to be sure nothing else is going on as this is not normal.
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