Anyone know anything about anaesthetic? Warning: poo content
Hi Emma I had 12hr surgery to plate my arm after a washout 2.5 weeks ago, the anesthetic inhibits the body’s ability to produce the wave motion that you need to pass a ‘good un’ , the drugs that stop this movement are opium based like orromorph, codine etc, blocked me good and proper for 5 days, got to say cause I was in hospital I wasn’t too fussed, eventually I got then to give me two types of laxative , started on lax lose and then they gave me senna, it still took 24 hrs to get me going and it turned out to be a 20 min afair that involved a hell of a lot of sweating !!! I was slightly disappointed with the delivery I must add but I did feel better after .
Go to the quacks and get some lax Emma , hope you feel better soonPosted 5 years agobeckykirk43Member
I wouldn’t worry too much – I had a similar problem after surgery and then taking co-codamol (although I’m taking co-codamol regularly now and thankfully haven’t had the same problem!), think it was almost a week before I…erm…”emptied myself”! 😛
Might be worth nipping to the chemist – explain to them what you’ve had and I’m sure there’ll be able to give you the appropriate advice / pills if necessary to sort you out! 🙂Posted 5 years agoskiboyMember
Oh yes grapes loads of them, I was on a ward with three other guys and the poo’ing issue became the best laugh ever, you might want to get some pile cream in by the way, but don’t do what i did which was grab my toothpaste and give ringy a good smear, oh that’s a bit fresh was my first thought , followed by hmm minty ? Quickly backed up with OMG !!!!!Posted 5 years agoZulu-ElevenMember
I’m just glad you weren’t keeping any deep heat by your bedside skiboy 😯
when I was taking a fair bit of codeine for my sciatica, I had the old “gastrointestinal motility” issue… but when it arrived, it arrived, so you may want to get a shiny unopened new mtb magazine ready for reading, and consider flushing halfway through.Posted 5 years ago
I had anesthetic on Thursday morning for keyhole surgery and haven’t had a poo since? Is that normal? I’ve googled but not found much apart from it might be caused by dehydration which I can’t see because I’ve been drinking gallons of water because I’m so thirsty. I’ve had two mediumish sized meals since too.?? Must be something in there to come out? Don’t know whether to go to the doctors tomorrow or not?Posted 5 years agoDrPMember
Day 2 on the job as a newly qualified doctor, it was my ‘role’ to evacuate a paralysed patient who had no control of their bowels. I didn’t have the luxury of a spoon…..
(it was a very sad case actually -she was a lovely lady so I was glad to have been of help, still, not the nicest job!)
Anyway, back on track. I’m sure it’s the codeine bunging you up -simple laxatives and I wouldn’t worry too much unless you get stomach pains etc.
(when I went to Oz, what with the flying and such, I didn’t poop until I had about 13 meals in me! I was getting (unnecessarily) stressed out by it also! Us Brits eh!
DrPPosted 5 years agomboySubscriber
Any success or do we need call this fella in…?
Oh, and as oldgit says above, don’t force it. Sometimes these things just take time, posted on the last thread about this, I once didn’t go for 5 whole days despite eating probably 4-5000 calories a day the entire time… When it came though, think I read a whole magazine cover to cover, and it was a double, if not a triple flusher!Posted 5 years ago
Well, you’ll all be very pleased to know that at 5pm yesterday I did in fact manage a massive poo. No pushing allowed so it took a while. I then had another big one at 7 which was extremely painful then another one at 730. Jelly babies, orange juice and roast dinner along with lucozade did the trick. And perhaps staying off painkillers yesterday too maybe?Posted 5 years ago
Not sure I’d ever have gone for the corkscrew or chimney sweep ideas mind
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