Many patients get constipated after surgery can lead to further complications such as straining near surgery part and therefore opening wounds, and in these cases especially it is more likely that a patient will be given laxatives especially in certain surgical situations such as gynaecological surgery. As C section is major operation so it creates complications and my area gets infected.The circumstance of each operation is different so it is not possible to have constipation problem after surgery.
How to deal with constipation after surgery? Constipation is mainly disruption in normal bowel moments which is also termed as “stool”. Normally, people have bowel moment every day but after or before surgery constipation problem rises as it is not enough to have gone through the anxiety and discomfort of surgery, some people get worried from constipations issues. Constipation is a major side effect of surgery that no one can expect. It’s very common, even if our bowel movements were regular before our operation.
Why stool occurs after surgery?
It can happen for many reasons, including:
Effect of Aesthesia: The anaesthesia you get just before surgery so that your body paralysed for some interval.
Effect High dose medicines: the prescriptions recommended by doctors fill afterwards which include pain medications, diuretics, and muscle relaxants creates problem after surgery.
In balance diet: it is strictly prohibited any meal or drinks after surgery for 6-7 hours which leads to in balance in digestive system occur which further affect your bowl moment. You cannot exercise yet: If you need to stay in a hospital bed or can’t work out for a while as you recover, that lack of movement can reduce the speed of your digestion so that you will find it difficult to pass the stool. Inactivity is a common cause of constipation.
How we get relive from constipation?
- Consumption of green tea, lots of water after you shifted to your home from hospital.
- Increasing your soluble and insoluble fibre .if you have had colorectal surgery, however, please do check which fibre is advisable it is only recommended by your surgery expert.
- Consumption of green leafy vegetables basically bottlegaurd vegetable is highly recommended for healthy digestion.
- Movement of the body gets relief from stool so trying to get up and move as much as possible. Even a little bit is better than none and if you can manage a walk outdoors that is ideal.
- Take some magnesium as this is a muscle relaxant and therefore helps to relax your bowels. Have talks with your surgeonand ask him where to avoid magnesium if you taking any medications.
- Avoid foods which bung you up! Such as bananas, cheese, rice and potatoes
- Take aprobiotic after consulting doctor.