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abergirl

No bowel movements today.

Today as far as I know..hubby hasn't had a bowel movement. .now 4 weeks post stoma reversal. Has had good control the last few days and no night time accidents. Eating well..low residue. Only discomfort is around old stoma site which is healing well. Should I be worried?

GD62

Hi @@abegirl maybe a good idea to see your GP or speak to your cancer nurse at the day unit if possible tomorrow. Maybe just try a gentle laxative such as macrogol sachets with plenty water as this is usually first line for constipation. Maybe switch this query or add it to Ask the Nurse.

Good luck :x::x::x:

abergirl

Thanks..I am going to omit loperimide which he has been having whilst very frequent bowel movements. ..has it made him constipated? He has memory loss and can't remember if he has moved his bowels today.

Kareno62

Hi @abergirl. I am 3 months post reversal and went 24 hours at the beginning of the week without going although normal service soon resumed! You could try some of Sparkles tried and tested prune juice to start things moving?
Karen :x:

abergirl

Oh...cheers!! Have left a message with link nurse so will see what she suggests too. All so new to us and hubby doesn't understand the significance. .is sick of me asking if he has "been"! :x:

abergirl

Rang link nurse who advised adding fibre to hubbie's diet now..fluids etc..and miraculously whilst I was on the phone...yes....normal service was resumed! Twice.☺ Going to be careful with use of loperimide now too......see how we go. Thankyou everyone. I am sure I will be back with something else to pester you with! :x::x:

abergirl

Now 5 weeks post stoma reversal. Abdominal wound of old stoma site almost healed up to skin level....really pleased! Hubby still having many bowel movements daily...sometimes loses control when he was pretty good with control before....is this normal? On low residue diet..tried some veg with dire effects..but having daily Complan in addition to food. Sleeps well at night ..sometimes an accident on waking..but often not. Using loperimide 2 before meals. Just wondering if we are still on track!! He is missing so much not able to go far from the house......sorry to be a bit moany today!

abergirl

He had a sigmoid colectomy. .with part of the rectum taken...should have explained that! Is on the trot after every meal...had lunch at 1.30 pm and has now been to the loo 4 times already...I it happens during a meal often too.