I had surgery to repair a very large rectocele, a small enterocele, and a vaginal tear about 5 days ago. After my surgery, I initially had problems urinating and stayed in the hospital overnight. I have since been able to urinate, but I am having a great deal of difficulty passing bowel. I contacted my doctor's office the third day after my surgery and was told to take dulcolax (over the counter) laxitive. I took the laxative and nothing happened. I tried stool softner and a laxative tea the next day. It did not work either. I contacted my doctor's office today and was told to take Fleet phoso soda. I took this and nothing happened. I then tried a Fleet enema, which in the past has given me immediate relief. The urge to ejaculate is suppose to be very strong, but I noticed that I didn't have the strong urge. I sat on the toilet and a little bit of the saline solution came back out. I then began to strain and two very large round pieces of stool came out. A little more came out, but I knew there was more in there that needed to come out. I injected the remaining saline solution in my rectum and I felt the urge to pass my stool, but nothing has happened.
I am bleeding a little more from my vagina since my bowel movement. Is this normal? I am concerned that my rectum is not functioning properly. I have been maintaining a high fiber diet since my surgery. The medication that I am on for pain, warns that it may cause constipation. I only take it once a day now.