+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    3,301
    Thanks
    2,646
    Thanked
    1,287
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Bowel movements after csection - TMI

    I had to have an emergency csection 1 week ago. I was able to have a #2 4 days after surgery and then the next night also. Since then I've had increasingly runny stools. The last was black and pretty much water. Has anyone else experienced this because its really freaking me out!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    2,936
    Thanks
    1,741
    Thanked
    1,273
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    As a nurse, black would generally indicate old blood unless you are along iron supplements.
    Are you taking anything to help you go? If so the fact that you are having watery #2 means you could really cut back.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    3,487
    Thanks
    449
    Thanked
    1,571
    Reviews
    12
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    What medication are you on?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    3,301
    Thanks
    2,646
    Thanked
    1,287
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I'm on ferrograd (iron supplement), voltaren for anti-inflammetory and then Panadol every now and again for pain

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    3,487
    Thanks
    449
    Thanked
    1,571
    Reviews
    12
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    The ferrograd is making the dark colour, the voltaren is giving you the runs. I had to stop taking voltaren on day 2 after csection as I got the worst diarrhoea! It is relaxing your muscles too much, see if you can stop taking it, if you are still in so much pain maybe speak to your doc about a higher strength panadeine?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    3,487
    Thanks
    449
    Thanked
    1,571
    Reviews
    12
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Unless you are severely iron deficient I would probably move onto a gentler iron supplement like floradix because when you stop taking the voltaren you are going to end up constipated.

    So much fun hey?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    3,301
    Thanks
    2,646
    Thanked
    1,287
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Im not really in much pain at all. I only bought the voltaren cause the MW who visited me at home said I had to for the anti-inflammatory...

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    530
    Thanks
    107
    Thanked
    220
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    You don't have to take anything you don't feel the need to

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    3,487
    Thanks
    449
    Thanked
    1,571
    Reviews
    12
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Stop taking the voltaren. I had no pain relief once I got home other than the odd Panadol when I got sore from getting up and down all night.
    Take care of yourself, plenty of water is essential.

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to MummaOJ For This Useful Post:

    LaDiDah  (12-09-2013)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Sluggish BF baby bowel movements
    By Rookiemum in forum Constipation, Toilet Training
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14-07-2013, 08:27
  2. Sluggish BF baby bowel movements
    By Rookiemum in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-07-2013, 06:32
  3. Losec and irregular bowel movements
    By positive in forum Colic Reflux Wind
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 20-10-2012, 16:55

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
TribalanceTriBalance is a physio, yoga & pilates studio in Brisbane's inner north, offering specialised women's health ...
REVIEWS
"Pigeon teats rule!"
by Alex
Pigeon PP Wide Neck reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›