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Lauren
Keymaster

Hi Katy

Constipation is a problem after any General Anaesthetic as it slows down our entire system, plus painkillers are notorious for causing it.

I got senna tablets for mine. However, a strong cup of coffee or tea usually does the trick for me.

I’m not a clinician so you would be better off contacting your team if nothing is moving after a week. Of course there is always ‘drink more water’ and this is a good idea in general as it will flush everything through.

So, it is entirely normal to be constipated after surgery but you should never leave it until it is painful. Call your team for advice or refer to your own GP.

Hope that helps

Doodah x

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