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I'm post op 3 days, from gallbladder/umbilical hernia

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I'm post op 3...

I'm post op 3 days, from gallbladder/umbilical hernia surgery... Today was my first BM since surgery, and it was extremely painful- was nauseous, had a terrible cold sweat while sitting on the commode for 1 1/2 hours in a pain I can only describe as close to childbirth- after the initial BM, I then had diarrhea for a but, then the feces was gone and followed by bloody mucus... Ive been to the commode countless times since this afternoon with the same mucus and blood... Plus my tummy feels uneasy now as well as sore, bloated and bubbly... Should I be concerned...? What should be my next step..? Please help,,,,I feel aweful...! ūüėĘ

Doctor's Assistant: Do you have a fever? Do you have any other existing medical conditions?

I have asthma, and I take nexium but haven't taken one since the surgery- I checked my temp earlier, and it's fluctuating between 99.9 and 100.4

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I had my appendix out about 28 years ago....and a lapriscopic tubal ligation in '05....no complications... Got the gallbladder out after about a year of watchful waiting,,,,and the hernia I had about 3 years, but wasn't large- I had surgery for a broken leg in '13..

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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 3 months ago
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you Doctor.... This pain, and the multiple restroom trips are making me weak-
Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 3 months ago

This need an evaluation either by your surgeon or at emergency room.

This can be due to;

a) adverse effect of medications.

b) infection.

You need a stool culture and may be change of antibiotic (if you are already on some). An ultrasound also is needed for the evaluation.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thanks for the input... The surgeon won't be back until Monday, so I might have to go to the ER.. I feel horrible..
Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 3 months ago

You are very welcome.

I am sorry for your symptoms.

But any blood diarrhea warrant an exam.

Post op diarrhea need further careful evaluation and ascertainment of the cause.

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