If defecation does not occur for two or three consecutive days, it is recommended to take laxatives, taking into account the need to adjust doses after surgery.
How can constipation be avoided after surgery?
- Drink plenty of water during the day to soften the stool.
- Eat plenty of fiber in the food to facilitate bowel movement, as it is beneficial to eat dietary supplements of fiber.
- Avoid foods that may cause constipation, such as bananas, rice, potatoes and cheese that make bowel movements more difficult.
- Doing exercises regularly to help the digestive system and avoid constipation.
If constipation persists, the doctor can refer to a diet program and nutritional supplements that help with treatment and prevent constipation.