Post Surgical Constipation

By | December 21, 2014

2 Post-Op Instructions: Taking care of yourself after surgery Check with your doctor about applying creams or lotions to your incisions.

Bowel Health . It is quite common for post surgical patients to experience constipation, which can be worsened by anesthesia, narcotic pain medication and tightening of abdominal surgery.

Post-surgical depression can be from the after effects of anesthesia (anesthesia tends to bring out our “sensitive sides” and our anxiety), medications, post-surgical traumatic stress syndrome, constipation from the medications and a general sense of disarray.

Surgical treatments for Hirschsprung’s disease have evolved over the decades. These evaluations reveal two distinct subsets of Hirschsprung’s patients with post-operative issues: 1) Children with a dilated colon and a history of constipation are considered hypomotile.

surgical wound. Your abdominal muscles will be sore after surgery and you will morphine to help prevent increased gas pain and/or constipation. 2nd Day After Surgery (Post-Op Day 2) How will I feel? You will continue to have gas and incisional pain. Your appetite may return, and

Inguinal Hernia Repair Information and Post-Operative Care As with any surgical procedure, complications can occur. Some complications associated with inguinal hernias include, • Pain medications can cause constipation.

LAPAROSCOPIC INCISIONAL / VENTRAL / UMBILICAL HERNIA SURGERY It is okay to drink alcohol once you are no longer taking prescription pain medicine. 2. Even the most minor surgical procedure is stressful to Constipation is a frequent problem post-operatively, especially if you are taking

Peritoneal Dialysis in the Post Surgical Patient Pranay Kathuria, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF Director, Division of Nephrology Professor of Medicine University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Outline • General • Preventing constipation

POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR VAGINAL PROLAPSE, RECONSTRUCTION AND SLING SURGERY 1. You have just had vaginal surgery for prolapse and reconstruction. It is common to experience Avoid constipation.

Lumbar Surgery Post-Operative Instructions The following guidelines are recommended after spine surgery to ensure a good recovery. You may be

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Post-op Instructions Symptom When it Might Occur Possible Cause Severe right upper abdominal pain Within 48 hours

MENISCUS REPAIR DIET ! Begin with clear liquids and light foods (jellos, soups, Remove surgical dressing on the third post-operative day – if minimal drainage is present, drowsiness, and constipation – to decrease the side effects, take medication with food – if constipation

Treatment options for postoperative ileus Nonpharmacologic treatment options bowel motility in patients with chronic constipation. More recently, Post-operative ileus is a common sequela of abdominal

Post-hemorrhoidectomy Care The following guidelines should help increase your comfort and healing during recovery. • Avoid constipation. TIPS FOR AVOIDING CONSTIPATION • Take Benefiber or other psyllium product (Metamucil, Citrucel, Konsyl, etc)

Post-Surgical Procedure Both drugs and non-drug treatment can be helpful in preventing and controlling pain. Everyone’s pain is different, Increase foods naturally high in water and fiber to ease symptoms of constipation. Post-operative pain treatment:

Role of surgery in treatment of fecal incontinence disorders Rasoul Azizi M.D Colo-Rectal Surgeon Associate Professor of surgery School of Medical Sciences, Tehran University

surgical wound. Your abdominal muscles will be sore after surgery and you will morphine to help prevent increased gas pain and/or constipation. 2nd Day After Surgery (Post-Op Day 2) How will I feel? You will continue to have gas and incisional pain. Your appetite may return, and

Chronic post-operative constipation. About 10% of all Hirschsprung’s children have this problem. Surgical anal sphincterotomy is the best treatment for hypertensive anal sphincter, but sphincterotomy (cutting through

Post-Surgical Procedure Pain Management: What Everyone Should Know . . . We want to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Both drugs and non-drug