How do you relieve constipation after surgery?

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After surgery, constipation is a common occurrence. The body reacts to the trauma of surgery and the medications like anesthesia that are used by blocking up the colon. To relieve constipation, a doctor may recommend mild laxatives be taken or fibrous foods be eaten. Drinking lots of fluids, especially water can help naturally relieve constipation. If constipation is not relieved by these methods, there may be an underlying issue that should be checked out by the doctor.
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