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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 1 year 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:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


If 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.

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