After a Full Tummy Tuck Why Do You Get Constipated?

And if you do how long does it last for

Doctor Answers 1

Constipated after tummy tuck

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There's a few reasons patients get constipated after tummy tuck. Narcotic analgesics are the worst offenders. Iron supplements and vitamins with iron contribute. The digestive tract gets a little lazy after general anesthesia. Abdominal pain also tends to slow things down a bit.

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