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I had a vaginal hysterectomy. 7 days ago i'm getting terrible pain when opening my bowels is this normal. ? i am not constipated

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Postop visit: Bowel dysfunction is common after major surgery especially if narcotic pain medication were used. Often this gets better as one weans off narcotics. Schedule a postop visit with your surgeon to go over the surgery and for a postop check.

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