Yesterday had vaginal surgery must avoid constipation surgeon says to avoid constipation most important or could compromise surgical outcome. I am on Percocet for post op pain.
The percocet is definitely constipating. I recommend a stool softener such as Colace or if you are already constipated than Miralax (polyethylene glycol). The other option is milk of magnesia which is very effective but mild laxative.
Drink plenty of water and eat high fiber type foods.
The doctor should have given you a script for stool softeners, you can also by them over the counter, everyone knows percocet will give a person constipation. I think that is the safest thing to do, to not compromise the surgery or cause any straining or hemorroids at this time..talk to you doctor about the stool softeners if it will not interfere with any of your meds, then it should be ok, laxatives must be confirmed with your doctor while taking pain medication certain combinations of the 2 can cause an allergic reaction.. Please run the information to your doctor and see what he/she tells you.. Good luck with your healing rest as well. Sometimes you can get gas air pockets in the vaginal area too make sure to tell the doctor about that too. It is a pill they give for that to immediate help ease the gas, it is very painful too. good luck to you heal well... vtech10
I have OIC (Opiod Induced Constipation) and have been using Ducolax, Miralax, Milk of Magnesia,magnesium citrate, and Prune juice which all helps. My Dr. also prescribed me Amitizia. I've been on Fentnyl 25mcg and 120mg of MS for 3 years after 3 lft shoulder replacements the last one being a reverse replacement. Believe me I know the pain. Sometimes the constipation is worse than the surgeries LOL. If it gets unbearable you MUST talk to your MD about Relistor (Injectable). Good luck to you.
Increase your intake of fiber and liquids. If you can, become more active. Move around, try to sit less and for shorter periods of time.
Besides many over the counter drugs you can use to fight constipation, the above are the key and most natural ingredients to healthier bowl movement.
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