The Stomach Still Feels Bloated And Cannot Defecate After Ileus Surgery?
Good evening, I want to ask After being diagnosed with ileus and has been treated surgically by cutting the intestine, why up to 3 days there has been no change. Still can not defecate, fart and stomach still bloated and prevent it feels, and also the stomach as it gets bigger. Thank you, doctor
Good afternoon Lia, thanks for the question.
Generally, the time needed for the intestine to return to normal action after ileus surgery is about 5 days. Since you have only been undergoing postoperative time for 3 days, you should continue to wait until about the 5th postoperative day, if you have passed the 5 days there are still the same complaints, discuss further with the doctor who is treating you for further examination, is there any postoperative complications or not.
Because postoperative ileus care must be done in the hospital, follow the instructions of the doctor and nurse when you are treated, because it certainly has a goal to speed up the healing process after surgery. Don't worry too much about your condition, because your post-operative development will always be monitored by a doctor during the treatment period.
I hope this helps.