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Ted Still In Pain After Bladder Op

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JoannaMarie

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Hi! My lovely boy Ted had a bladder op 4 weeks ago. He had a very bad reaction to the op and nearly died... He stopped eating for ten days and was on constant hand feeding.

Thankfully he has made a slow but good recovery. He's had lots of gut problems such as runny poos and his poo hasnt really got to full size until the last couple of days. It is now apparent that he is having great difficulty passing poo. It is causing him pain. This has not stopped him poking mind you, I counted 25 poo pellets in 20minutes earlier! His pain noise is very different to when he had bladder issues and I wondered if it could be a side effect of the op? He is perkier than he ever has been and eating lots. His pops look healthy but he just struggles to push them out. Could it be impaction?
 

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Hi! My lovely boy Ted had a bladder op 4 weeks ago. He had a very bad reaction to the op and nearly died... He stopped eating for ten days and was on constant hand feeding.

Thankfully he has made a slow but good recovery. He's had lots of gut problems such as runny poos and his poo hasnt really got to full size until the last couple of days. It is now apparent that he is having great difficulty passing poo. It is causing him pain. This has not stopped him poking mind you, I counted 25 poo pellets in 20minutes earlier! His pain noise is very different to when he had bladder issues and I wondered if it could be a side effect of the op? He is perkier than he ever has been and eating lots. His pops look healthy but he just struggles to push them out. Could it be impaction?
I would recommend to check with your vet to see what is causing it. As things stand, we can only guess.

This here is impaction: Impaction Recovery - How To Help Your Guinea Pig.
 

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Thanks Wiebke yes am going to get him to the vet asap as he's clearly not quite right still. He (and me) have had such a difficult time since the op. If only they knew how much worry and stress they give us!
 

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Thanks Wiebke yes am going to get him to the vet asap as he's clearly not quite right still. He (and me) have had such a difficult time since the op. If only they knew how much worry and stress they give us!
I know how hard it can be post-op. :(

Please never hesitate to go back to your vet or to seen another vet if something is not right post-op! it sounds like there could be some damage or trauma left. It doesn't sound like it is due to the digestive tract, as the poos sound OK.
Tips For Post-operative Care
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It sounds as like it's still just maybe hurting him to push a little and put strain on his intestinal/bladder area but definitely best to get him checked over by a vet. And any poo is a good sign it's always better than nothing, at least the gut is still moving! Paws crossed for Ted x
 

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the bladder and bowel are close so pooping with bladder pain can cause alot of pain. it sounds like he is going to poop, holding it because it hurts, and then not being able to anymore and lots come out and hurts him. mollie did this aswell (she has a bladder condition)

if he's still showing discomfort, definitely ask the vet about more cover for it, and i'm not sure what else he's on, but maybe ask for something to help soothe the bladder walls aswell.

bladder issues are horrible aren't they :(
 
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