Bowel pain after hysterectomy?

I had a total hysterectomy March 31 for adenocarcinoma in situ. Since then I have had horrible bowel pains from gas and anytime I have a bowel movement it is excrutiating. My ob thinks it may still be from swelling since they also did an abdominal wash when they were in there. I know this is kind of a gross topic but I was wondering if anyone else had this problem. I also have painful urination but by ob said this is common to have a raw place on the bladder where it was in contact with the uterus. It is just the bowel stuff that is unknown. He wants me to wait it out for a couple more weeks and see if it gets better but I have to be 100% when I go back to work and dont want to wait too long to check this out. Any help from anyone would be much appreciated.

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Hi
I had an open uterus surgery on 14th September due to lots of fibroids. I have come back home from the hospital on 17th. Now as the doctor has reduced medicines for reducing pains, I get a lot of pain. It is not tolerable. I had also problem digestion. I do not feel like eating anything and most of the food I am taking is not disegsted. So it is either forming gas and I have nausia. My bowels are not cleared once also after operation. I am very much worried. Is it bowel pain or the pain due to surgery. How long it will take to recover. Please help me.
Thanks in advance.

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Hi there!

I had a radical hysterectomy on 7September and am also experiencing severe pain during bowel movement. In fact I said to someone that it is like giving birth.

A dear friend who had a hysterectomy a couple of years ago advised me to take Normacol plus. The thing is it is really for constipation which I am not, but it also makes your stools a bit softer.

Also drinking a glass of coca cola has helped.

Just hang in there. I am sure it gets better.

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Hi, I had a partial hysterectomy on October 1st, my uterus and tubes were removed. My surgery was done because of chronic pain, and build up of blood in my tubes. Over the past couple of days I have been experiencing horrible abdominal pain, so bad sometimes I can hardly walk. During my surgery there was a small hole made in my bladder which was repaired, but I am also having a hard time urinating, my sensation to urinate is completely different, I never feel like I have to go anymore. Going to the bathroom and having a bowel movement is so painful I can hardly stand it, can someone tell me if this sounds normal and I would love any suggestions to ease the pain

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Hi there to all of you!

Thank you for this website!!! Since my radical hysterectomy I have been informed that I need no further treatment. It is not just over 5 weeks, my bowelmoverment are still a bit painful, and I feel a bit bruised around the wound, but it healed beautifully.

However I am extremely tired.... I need to know if this is normal. I am on an anti-depressent called Cilift, try to eat as healthily as possible, drink lots of water, but I tell you I am exhausted.

Please let me know whether you have experienced the same exhaustion?

Good luck to all of you!

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I just read some of your posts. I joined this site because I had a full hysterectomy for uterine cancer 2 almost 2 weeks ago. I am having sever pain when I move my bowels and I'm trying to figure out if this is normal.

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Hi everyone! It's so good to go through all the replies here to see what to expect. I'm scheduled for a radical hysterectomy on 22 december and everything still seems a bit surreal to me. My PAP in August found what was thought to be moderate dysplasia, which then my biopsy and LEEP negated and showed as cancer. So, even though I don't have children and have always wanted them, I think my life is worth more than my uterus and cervix. I think I'll stock up now on Gas-X and stool softeners, just in case!

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So glad to have found this site. My surgery was about a week and a half ago, and the bowel pain is so intense I shredded through an entire roll of toilet paper with my fingers once, and bit through a pen another time. It is like labor. My doctor says to wait a few weeks, that it may be due to swelling. I told him this severe pain was present during periods prior to surgery, and that's part of why the hysterectomy. It's even worse now, and I thought that wasn't possible. It does sound as though there may be hope by just giving it another few weeks (I also have an infection, and am on oral antibiotics). We'll see how it goes. Nice to have someone to share with.

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Like many others, I'm so glad to have found this site. Abdominal hysterectomy Nov 16th, and I'm going through the severe gas, bowel and BM pain. Knowing I'm not alone helps. Today I've started with a sharp pain to the left of my navel and incision. Thinking about calling the doctors office tomorrow - it's the day after Thanksgiving, but I hate to be a "pain". Anyone have a similar experience. Thanks.

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Redhat3,
I had my hysterectomy surgery Oct 29. For the most part I feel just a dull pain, but every now and again I get a stabbing pain to the right of my stomach.. more like my side. I intend to bring it up at my 6 week follow-up.

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jincha - can you have a trachelectomy instead since you want children? just a thought.

the bowel problems are tough, i take a softener if needed. if i don't feels like everything is going to fall out and scares me to death.

i have times where the bladder seems to be irritated and overactive.

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I had a vaginal hysterectomy and ovaries removed and a bladder sling at the same time. This was on Nov 9, 2005. About a yr or so after, I have been experiencing alot of pain in my lower left pelvic area. It only occurs when i have a bowel movement or have gas. It is excruiciating, almost like someone stabbing me with a knife. I went to a gynecologist to have it checked out, they did an ultrasound, but found nothing. This was almost 1 1/2 yrs ago. They suggested that I see a GI Dr. I had a colonoscopy done and an upper endoscopy. They found that I have a hiatal hernia and my colonoscopy came out normal. The only bad part of the procedure was that when I got home, apparantly they must've turned my head wrong and for about 3 wks I could barely turn my head or get up or down out of bed without wanting to scream. They said they did nothing that would've caused this, but what other explanation. So anyway, I haven't been back to this Dr and I won't ever again. Anyway, I was on a different forum a while back and some other women came forward with the same problem about thepelvic pain and mentioned scar tissue and something about it grinding together which caused the pain. I just wish I knew what to do to get rid of it, it's almost happening on a daily basis, and makes me almost double over at times.

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Oh and I just remembered one more thing. During my office visit to my gynecologist (not the one who performed the surgery), I did have some light vaginal bleeding. She said that when they did the hysterectomy that they left the tubes in and that they were partially protuding thru where my cervix was. She clipped that part (nikked my vagina while she was at it) I just about jumped off the table..gawd! Anyway, I had never heard about them leaving the tubes in, especially since she removed the uterus and ovaries. But I have not had anymore bleeding since then. Anyone else? Gawd I feel so deformed after all this, and also i'm back to having occasional urine leakage problems once again. It was so nice not having to wear pads for awhile, now it seems to be happening more often.

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ooooh! my goodness. i wish i had found this forum before i went to have hysterectomy surgergy on 11/19/2009. I am so in pain i cannot stop crying. My bowels feel like they're ruined. What can i do about the pain as i pass gas, pee, and pass stool? My obgyn who did the surgery says it is post operative pain and has said i take Hydrocodeine for pain but it ain't helping. please tell me what gives relive from your experiences. Thank you and congratulations for being strong and positive.

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what can reduce this excruciating pain? I HAD HYSTERECTOMY ON 11/19/09 AND AM REALLY IN PAIN PASSING GAS, BOWEL AND URINE.

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Hi lady's, I went for sergury Nov 4th, for a partial Vglaphyst. They found enometriosis and removed everything but one ovary. 2 days after I returned home I was in excrutiating bowl and rectal pain. Thought I was going to pass out on the comode. My Ob sent me to have a CT scan. CT scan showed infection where he scraped the Endo. He called an Infectious Disease Specialist, they put me on antibiotics and Percoset, I was taking 2 7.5mg every 6 hrs for pain. About 3 days into the medication I started to feel relief. The gas pain was still there but tolerable with Gas-X, and Beano. Major yeast infection due to antibiotcs, more meds. Waiting for this to clear, still having intermittent stabbing abdominal pain. See how the weekend goes maybe back to the Doc.

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YES i HAVE THE SAME ABDOMINAL PAIN. i FEEL BETTER HEARING THAT OTHERS HAVE IT AND IT MAY NOT LAST. aLSO YOU MAY JUST BE READY FOR GLASSES SOMETIMES THAT HAPPENS AROUND 40 WITH SMALL PRINT GOOD LUCK I AM 12 DAYS INTO RECOVERY.

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Hi I knw this discussions are kind of old but, I had a full hysterectomy 2 yrs ago this may 2010. I was 24 and just had my 3rd child thru c section and it was my first 1, wen I went to get my tubes tied march of 2008 dr discovered endo my ovaries and my falopian tubes were fused together, and my uterus had pretty much ben worn n torn then I started having knife like pain weneva I wud go to the bathroom for BMs so had full hysterectomy pain was still there and still is nw Im havin urinary probs 2 yrs later which is causin back pain, menstrual like cramps and leg pain drs wont help and I dont knw wat to do nw 26 w/ a 5yr old boy 4 yr old girl and a 2 yr old boy......any suggestions?

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Hi I had a vaginal hysterectomy 12/18/08,since i had it I also have lots of bloating, bm problems, and pain with bm and urination. I thought this would go away but its been a year and it is very frustarating. I had it because i had cervical cancer-carcinoma in sit u. So not sure if this is normal with this procedure.

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Hello Well I am 34 and I had hysterectomy except 1 tube and ovary over 2 yrs ago and I still have that pain it is not like it use to be every time i had to go.know it is when I don't drink enough what or I ate something that makes me irregular I think ill have it for life

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The more water you drink the better chance you have of not having pain and the Gas-x really does help but I only take it when I have Gas

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