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I have not had a complete bowel movement in over a month, I'm

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I have not had a complete bowel movement in over a month, I'm supposed to have surgery for a total colectomy in July (transit study showed the rings scattered throughout my entire colon instead of them staying together) My question is with all that has gone on, I feel so full even full of liquid, I haven't been peeing like I normally do either its decreased drastically, and I feel so dry, like I'm dehydrated, I'm also getting very nauseous as well. What causes this?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
This is due to the slow movement of the colon.
This causes lack of absorption of enough liquid whenever you drink fluids.
And everything can get backed up as colon does not contract well.
This results in nausea, dehydration, malnutrition.
The best option will be to drink in small amounts and stay on liquid diet for now.
You should also consider getting IV fluids to prevent dehydration and preserve your kidney function.
Please discuss with your doctor regarding your problem.
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