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A 47-year-old female asked:

had a complete hysterectomy including ovaries in 2008. i had an incision from navel down. am i still at increased risk of bowel obstructions this many years later? i go back and forth between constipation and normal but still able to pass gas.

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Possibly,: scar tissue could be a cause. An exam and testing with your doctor is a good plan.

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