unable to have BM (sorry if TMI)

Discussion in 'Postnatal Support' started by luckylady911, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. luckylady911

    luckylady911 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2008
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    0
    I had a question. I had my son 3 weeks ago and have had problems having a BM ever since. It took me almost a week and then it has been difficult ever since. I took the stool softeners that the hospital gave me, drank lots of water, ended up taking a natural laxative that the pharmacist recommended, have had a few glycerine suppositories, increased fibre and it is still difficult. I have had a few BM since then but it seems like I never really have the urge. I read online about something called rectocele and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas or experiences regarding this? It may just be that my muscles are weak. I did have some abdominal pain but it could be from the constipation instead. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
     
  2. nightkd

    nightkd Mum to two!

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Messages:
    8,382
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm sorry I have no advice on the subject specifically. Have you tried eating a bowl of tinned prunes/prune juice in the morning? I've found I don't really get on with senokot and the likes, but prunes make me VERY predictably regular.

    Also, what type of laxative are you currently using if any? They come in different types and some are classed as 'irritants' and can cause cramps in your tummy.

    Sorry I couldn't be of any more help.
     
  3. luckylady911

    luckylady911 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2008
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    0
    No thank you for any advice. I used colace (stool softener) which the hospital told me to take after my son, then I used senokot occasionally which really only worked twice. I will try the prunes, maybe they will help. Thank you so much!
     
  4. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Messages:
    94,296
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm not sure either but if it keeps up I think I'd ask my doctor about it
     
  5. Heather.78

    Heather.78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2008
    Messages:
    1,501
    Likes Received:
    0
    hey hun I had the same problem I was ok in hospital I had one hurt like hell but i had one then when we came home I just couldnt go even though I really wanted to the mw said get some senacot which I did and havent looked back, I had really bad piles from the birth but after using senacot it has hrrrmmm shall we say made things so much easier I hope it gets better for ya soon
     

Share This Page