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Posted by: FRIKKIE | 2010/12/13

TOTAL GASTRECTOMY

Had a total gastrectomy on the 16th Nov 2010 everything went well im eating normal and have no problems accept i stay constipated must use laxatives all the time ,i havent lost any weight or feel sick when i eat,is there something i can take to help me without using laxatives

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Hallo Frikkie
Try using Lactulose syrup (Duphalac)- it is not a laxative, but a stool softener (it pulls water into the bowel to soften the stool) The constipation may be due to medication you are still taking or a residual effect of pain medication.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010/12/13

Hallo Frikkie
Try using Lactulose syrup (Duphalac)- it is not a laxative, but a stool softener (it pulls water into the bowel to soften the stool) The constipation may be due to medication you are still taking or a residual effect of pain medication.
Dr Bets

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