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A 29-year-old female asked:

after having a hysterectomy a few months ago i have a lot of gas is this normal if so what can i use to stop it and how long will i have gas?

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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
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 occurred at the same time, or an increase in gum chewing which can in turn lead to more air swallowing.

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