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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

I am constipated; what should I do?

It is very common to have constipation after surgery. This is due to a number of factors and is aggravated by the need to take narcotic pain medication. A simple over-the-counter stool softener is the best prevention for this problem. In rare cases, you may require a suppository or enema.

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