View Full Version : How long do you stay bloated and distended after surgery?

01-09-2011, 09:58 AM
I had posterior fusion T10 - L3 on December 21. I am feeling better each day but still really suffering from bloated and distended bowels. I am still taking percocet but really have been able to cut my dose in half from when I first got home. I take colase, miralax and metamucil and gas-x everyday. My problem is my stomach hurts so much and I feel so nauseus the majority of the time. I have had bowel movements on my own (without enema or mag. citrate) for the past few days but the pain and bloating never seem to go away. After I do eat I feel like I blow up with gas and the pain comes right back.

Does this continue until I am completely off pain meds?


01-09-2011, 11:55 AM
As long as you are on pain meds you will probably have some bowel issues. I was on Colase and Senna S, both twice a day. Plus I ate Raisan Bran and prune juice for breakfast. Everything worked fine for me on that regimen until I was off the pain meds.