How To Deal With Not Smooth Bowel Movements After Appendectomy?
Good night, when I was 21 years old, I want to ask yaa, 2 weeks ago I just had an appendectomy after the operation, the defecation was not smooth, it was even difficult to remove the stool, so I drank papaya juice until I took the medicine, I have done it, but no it has no effect at all, chapters are still not smooth and difficult to issue, so what if what should I do? What to do? Is this really a side effect of the surgery?
Good evening Tika, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Appendicitis occurs when a structure called the appendix in the large intestinal tract becomes inflamed due to blockage of feces, food waste, or swollen lymph nodes in the intestinal wall. Handling of this condition cannot be other than by removing it through the surgical method. Because it is feared that if it is not removed immediately, the appendix will leak and cause more serious complications that can lead to death.
Regarding the conditions that you mention with non-smooth bowel movements, difficult bowel movements, or also known as constipation, this can occur due to various factors, including:
Poor diet with infrequent eating of vegetables and fruit Lack of fluids Inactive and rarely exercise Uncomfortable when using the toilet, for example when in a public place Often holding back the feeling of wanting to defecate Side effects of drugs
Constipation as a side effect of surgery on the digestive system can occur although it tends to be less frequent. Our advice, go back to the doctor who handled you even though the control has not been scheduled to ensure that this is not due to complications of surgery. Your doctor will focus on a physical exam by listening to your bowel sounds through a stethoscope, and may also perform an X-ray of the abdomen. The treatment you will receive will depend on the results of this examination.
Meanwhile, try to consume more water, vegetables and fruit, try to defecate in a squatting position or by sitting but given support on both legs so that the body resembles a squatting position. In addition, exercise regularly, and try to defecate immediately whenever you start to feel heartburn. We wish you and your family good health.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa