The short answer is no it is not normal, but at the same time it may not be entirely unexpected. Your partner should see the surgeon or gastroenterologist who performed the procedure to make sure that there has not been a complication or to treat it if there has been.
Also it is very unlikely that the procedure was actually performed with laser. Polypectomy (removal of polyps) can be performed in the colon by a variety of techniques, but the actual technique is probably not critical when it comes to your partners bowel function. What is important is how big was the polyp and where was it?
The symptoms you describe suggest that the polyp was in the rectum or the last part of the bowel.
Removal of small polyps (<10mm) should cause no ongoing symptoms at all. You would not expect to have problems emptying the bowel unless there was a very large polyp removed, perhaps a third or half of the circumference of the bowel at least. Once the polyp has been removed the area of bowel that is left may scar and contract leading to a narrowing in the bowel which could cause problems with emptying.
Remember that your partner needs to discuss thiswith the doctor who performed the procedure.
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