I've had my ostomy since October, with surgery for a prolapse in November and a stoma revision 2 weeks ago. I found that rather than the usual morning bowel movement I used to have, I will go three or four days without a bowel movement. While this can cause some discomfort, it can also surprise me with an extremely full pouch, often in the middle of the night. It also seems that after a couple of days without a bowel movement, I develop gas pains that will keep me awake at night.
Is this normal? I do not like relying on milk of magnesia to get things flowing, so I have tried prune juice, which seems to help sometimes. I don't really have any dietary restrictions, but maybe the answer lies there. Also, has anyone had experience with probiotics to keep things regular.