Pooping after surgery (BBL)
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Constipation after surgery
We usually discuss this with patients before surgery so they can be prepared.
The best approach is always to increase dietary fiber just before or after the procedure.This can be done by altering diet or using supplements such as Metamucil.It's always best to prophylactically treat constipation or address it sooner rather than later. The next alternative is stimulants like ducalax. It's available to taken orally but more effective when taken as suppositories. The strongest treatment is magnesium citrate.
Be very careful with using this.
Check in with your plastic surgeon to see what he or she recommends.Best,
Mats Hagstrom M.D.
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