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passing gas after hysterectomy

A female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Movement: the main obstacles to your intestines moving normally are the pain medications you are taking and immobility. Getting out of bed and walking is helpfu ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
IBS ? : 40's female post-hysterectomy has "sharp shooting crampy pains in pelvis". Assuming chronic & intermittent, then Irritable Bowel Sy ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly,: scar tissue could be a cause. An exam and testing with your doctor is a good plan.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: At the time of a hysterectomy the intestines typically stop moving for some hours, but the gas inside the intestines keep accumulating. Gas pains occ ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
27 years experience Gynecology
Walking: NSAID like motrin as well as walking is usually helpful at relieving gas pain after laparoscopic surgery. Hope this helps.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
Not common: To my knowledge, and i'm not a gyn surgeon, gassiness is not common after a hysterectomy. I would look for any changes in your diet that might have oc ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski
29 years experience General Surgery
Up to about 7 days.: It takes about 7 days and there's nothing really that can help to speed it up although some of my patient claim that walking and being active helps.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Pain medication: When you stop the pain medication this should resolve.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
27 years experience Gynecology
Carbon dioxide: During a hysterectomy your abdomen is filled with co2 gas to provide an open space to perform the surgery. Various gases are also used as anesthetics ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Time : Your body may need time to adjust to the surgey. Or it may be the medication you are taking after surgery causing your symptoms. See your doctor.
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