... That was the worst for me too. The pain finally got better (gas pain and bowel movement pain) after about 6 weeks...the fatigue after about 8 weeks. My surgery was in January. I still have ongoing bowel problems, mostly constipation. I'm seeing a gastroenterologist for that now. He says I have IBS-C.
I hope this doesn't happen to you. I think once you've healed a... (18 replies)
... Was sent home the next day. Both surgeons did the surgery laproscopically. Having pain and extreme gas. Trying to tough it out by only taking Gas X and Tylenol. Tried the pear juice today. My family bought me the baby pear juice, since they couldn't find any other kind. Is this sufficient? ... (18 replies)
... with a story about adhesions after hysterectomy a while back. Might be worthwhile contacting them to get some more information. ... (18 replies)
... Hi From my experience pain in the lower abdominal area is normal. Your body has been through a major change. ... (18 replies)
... I had my hysterectomy 3 wks ago. I'm still having severe pain in my lower ab. Also had bladder sling. I do have sharp pains when I need to have bowel movement. Could these constant pains relate to bowels? ... (18 replies)
... I don't know if my story is totally relevant to your situations but in the pain factor yes. Back pain, really bad for probably 3 months after my hysterectomy 18 months ago. I cried with the pain. Gas pains, terrible. Constipation like I have never known. Over the counter stool softeners, forget it. ... (18 replies)
... Ive been waking up at night with pain in my upper back. I assume it is gas, but it feels like a heart attack. I haven't been taking any Gas X or stool softeners as other people have posted. I thought the gas would be gone by now. Does anyone else get the upper back pain? ... (18 replies)
... I'm at week four and FINALLY am getting some relief from the gas ! ... (18 replies)
... I decided at 3 weeks postop to stop taking stool softners and tough it out for a few days. I drank alot of liquids and had 3 rough days of gas pains in hopes that my intestines would regulate. ... (18 replies)
... assisted on Oct 19th. I am still struggling with gas pain. I had constipation and then I had a day of diarrhea and now I have gas pain. Does anyone have any advice? ... (6 replies)
... I agree on the length of time it takes for the gas pains to go away. ... (18 replies)
... Im 4 weeks post op and still get gas,
gas x is my new friend and I take it almost daily if not it hurts....
Dr said takes a while for us to get back to normal (18 replies)
... inter vag repair and a birch sling done at the same time. They are doing great but this uncomfortable bowel pain is keeping me down! ... (18 replies)
... thank you for your quick reply. have been in pain most ot the evening.its a comfort to know it is normal and will ease. the symptoms are very similar to IBS, hope its not brought on by surgery. ... (18 replies)
... Hi all, im 38, had hysterectomy on 2nd Aug. recovery alot harded than i expected due to gas and wind pain which is so painfull.i am up and about doing few light jobs around the house, do any of you no how long this lasts. ... (18 replies)
... I had a hysterectomy july 13th, and ever since then, I've really had trouble with my bowel movements. They are very painfull, and the gas pain is terrible. ... (1 replies)
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I just wanted to say I really appreciate you taking the time to send me your message and it is so informative. I have received a few responses now and each one helps me to relax a bit more, it's good to know so many women go through this operation successfully. I am planning... (23 replies)
... I also wasn't prepared for the gas pain that follows surgery. Nobody told me about that either. But my nurse was great and made ginderale tea. She just heated the gingerale and put a tea bag in it. ... (23 replies)
... My wife was given a prescription for Darvocet and, as I recall, could take two up to every 4-6 hours. She took only one every 4-6 hours up through Wednesday, the third day, and then switched to regular Tylenol. She stopped even those by the seventh day. She had only minor gas pain and she easily controlled that with Gas-X. Needless to say she has always thought she had a... (5 replies)
yes, you're right my surgery is coming up soon. Thanks for remembering. Because the Medical Center is 125 miles away I'm leaving a day early and staying over that night to do the prep (magnesium citrate, ukk!). My surgery is early Wed.
I bought canned pears in natural juice. Wonder if that will work? Isn't it important to eat fiber when you get home? I also... (18 replies)