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I had emergency bowel obstruction surgery 3.5 weeks ago. I

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I had emergency bowel obstruction surgery 3.5 weeks ago. I was cleared by my surgeon that I can now eat whatever I would like. I was wondering how long I should wait before eating movie theatre popcorn? I'm having bowel movements every day.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
My previous history: Scar tissue from oophorectomy when I was a newborn baby at three days old. Laparoscopic cystectomy in 2012 to remove a cyst on my remaining ovary. I was hospitalized for 4 days for a small bowel obstruction in 2014 but it was resolved using an NG tube.
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 5 months ago.
HelloIf you chew it very well, I see no reason you can not.If you have water with it.And, if you don't have divertulosis.Confirm this with your surgeon: we can not second guess his opinion. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here

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