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Doctor insights on: Abdomin Soreness 4 Months After Hysterectomy

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


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I am a 40 yr old woman very 2 very painful breasts....had a full hysterectomy 5 yrs ago. It's not a soreness it's pain.. .

I am a 40 yr old woman very 2 very painful breasts....had a full hysterectomy 5 yrs ago. It's not a soreness it's pain.. .

Get it checked: You have very painful both breasts. You can take over the counter pain meds like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain. You should get it checked by your Doctor
It may be due to fibrocystic Breasts, Hormonal Changes, ...Read more

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Hi I had a hysterectomy about 8 weeks ago and I breasts are very sore and it feels like I have morning sickness day and night. What can I do.

Hi I had a hysterectomy about 8 weeks ago and I breasts are very sore and it feels like I have morning sickness day and night. What can I do.

Ask your gyn?: Obviously you have a gynecologist so first step is to discuss symptoms with him/her. If you had ovaries removed you are having menopausal symptoms. Without more of a health history, impossible to answer with any certainty though. ...Read more

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I am 7 days post vaginal hysterectomy with posterior andanterior repair. It still feels sore, specially when sitting. Isthis normal or am I too impatient?

Varies: The vaginal hysterectomy has the fastest recovery, if that was the only procedure done you would be feeling well at 7 days, maybe a little pressure.
The posterior repair has the longest recovery time, and you may be sore for up to one month. Hopefully your surgeon recommended some post operative wound care- sitz baths, etc.
If recovery doesn't seem right, call the surgeon. ...Read more

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Why are breast sore after partial hysterectomy?

Why are breast sore after partial hysterectomy?

Hormones: If you still have your ovaries, then you will still produce hormones. Usually women feel breast tenderness when they are in the premenstrual phase of their cycle. Since you won't bleed, you won't know exactly when this is, but you will still have cycles of hormones. Breast pain can also be from excess caffeine consumption, chocolate, weight gain, or other changes in diet. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have sore breasts if you had a hysterectomy and are? Take horomone supplements?

Is it normal to have sore breasts if you had a hysterectomy and are? Take horomone supplements?

Yes: You may be getting a little more Estradiol in the supplements than you were making, especially at 44, so the tender breats could come from the Estradiol you are adding. Usually goes away in a couple of months and can be treated with ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I had sex 4 1/2 weeks after a total hysterectomy. No pain but it feels sore, like when I lost my virginity. Is there a cause for concern?

I had sex 4 1/2 weeks after a total hysterectomy. No pain but it feels sore, like when I lost my virginity. Is there a cause for concern?

Pain after surgery: Important thing is to take things slowly. Speak with your surgeon who performed your hysterectomy. Have you been in for your post op followup appointment? If you start actively bleeding or if you develop severe pain seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Pain and pressure in lower abdomen. Radiates to lower back. I'm 42, had 4 kids, partial hysterectomy 5 yrs ago. Feeling tired and sore always?

Pain and pressure in lower abdomen. Radiates to lower back. I'm 42, had 4 kids, partial hysterectomy 5 yrs ago. Feeling tired and sore always?

Hysterectomy: Most people think that removal of the uterus and leaving the ovaries is a "partial" hysterectomy, but a hysterectomy is removal of the entire uterus and cervix. Since you will not be having any bleeding if your womb is removed, you should obtain a pelvic ultrasound to check on whether you might have an ovarian cyst/mass. Consult your healthcare provider for advice sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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After having my hysterectomy 4wks ago my stomach is sore and sensitive is this normal?

After having my hysterectomy 4wks ago my stomach is sore and sensitive is this normal?

Yes: You are still healing & it's normal to feel sore as you do more activities. Take Ibuprofen with or without tylenol (acetaminophen) for the discomfort. You can substitute naprosyn (aleve) instead of the Ibuprofen if you prefer. By 6 weeks you should feel more normal & get clearance from your surgeon before returning to all normal activities. Take care of yourself & give it a little more time. ...Read more

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Had total hysterectomy 12 weeks ago with a epidural. After 3 weeks started to get chronic pain in back where the needle went, still really sore.

Had total hysterectomy 12 weeks ago with a epidural. After 3 weeks started to get chronic pain in back where the needle went, still really sore.

Epidural pain: This is not that uncommon. I don't think there is anything specifically that can be done but I have heard this exact complaint before. One woman has told she can predict weather changes based on pain from her epidural/spinal from 5 years earlier. Strange things happen. ...Read more

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My breasts very sore, watery discharge from left. Feel heavy. I had hysterectomy two years ago. Pain goes into sternum. Please advise.

My breasts very sore, watery discharge from left. Feel heavy. I had hysterectomy two years ago. Pain goes into sternum. Please advise.

Mammogram: You will benefit from seeing your GYN for breast exam and possibly labwork and mammogram. Watery discharge from the breast can be due to multiple things (ductal ectasia or widening, hormonal changes, medications, breast disorder, prolactinoma, etc.) ...Read more

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I had a total hysterectomy at the age of 44. I have noticed recently that my right breast gets sore. My last mammo was about 1 month ago. Cause?

Hormonal changes: Breast pain is often due to fibrocystic changes in the breasts. This can be stimulated by caffeine or other dietary causes or a change in hormones. If you still have your ovaries, you may still be cycling even though your uterus is gone. Continue to get your mammogram once a year. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy in feb 2017 now almost a year later my breast are sore heavy and my nipples are sensitive. Everything removed except ovaries.

I had a hysterectomy in feb 2017 now almost a year later my breast are sore heavy and my nipples are sensitive. Everything removed except ovaries.

Breast exam: Anytime one notices a new pain, mass, lump, bump or skin change in the breast it is very important to have this evaluated by a doctor who can help determine if any work up or testing is needed. Breast pain can be from hormonal changes, weight changes, dietary changes, cysts, changes in exercise patterns, ill fitting bras and others. ...Read more

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Robotic hysterectomy 3 wk ago off pain meds 2 nights slept 6 hours had gas woke up with left toe next to little toe sore as a rising / chest hurting?

Robotic hysterectomy 3 wk ago off pain meds 2 nights slept 6 hours had gas woke up with left toe next to little toe sore as a rising / chest hurting?

Dependency?: Pain meds are highly effective, and highly dangerous. Chances to develop chemical dependency for pain meds are going sky-high after 2-4 weeks of continuous use. Caution is always advised with pain meds as well as limited time of use. Symptoms you describe may reflect mild withdrawal. Nothing needs to be done just survive discomfort. Get yourself evaluated by PMD if your chest pain persist. ...Read more

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I had a total hysterectomy a few years ago. I'm not on hormones b/c they made my menopause symptoms worse. But I'm suffering with extremely sore breast?

I had a total hysterectomy a few years ago. I'm not on hormones b/c they made my menopause symptoms worse. But I'm suffering with extremely sore breast?

Breast exam: Anytime one notices a new pain, mass, lump, bump or skin change in the breast it is very important to have this evaluated by a doctor who can help determine if any work up or testing is needed. Breast pain can be from hormonal changes, weight changes, dietary changes, cysts, changes in exercise patterns, ill fitting bras and others. ...Read more

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My sister has had long term depression and was prescribed bupripion and prozac, but still wasn't working that great. She stopped Prozac and started st johns wort but had problems with soreness in her breast (she has had a hysterectomy). She loved the st jo

My sister has had long term depression and was prescribed bupripion and prozac, but still wasn't working that great. She stopped Prozac and started st johns wort but had problems with soreness in her breast (she has had a hysterectomy). She loved the st jo

Try alternate: Buproprion and prozac are both class of drugs that either increase norepinephrine and serotonin respectively in the brain, under the assumption that increasing the amount of either would help depression. This doesn't work for everyone. Some do better with a class of drug known as atypical antipsychotics such as abliify, seroquel, (quetiapine) risperdal. I found them effective for non responders. ...Read more

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Vaginal itch, soreness and dry mouth 6yrs after hysterectomy in a faithful heterosexual relationship. Cause and treatment?

Vaginal itch, soreness and dry mouth 6yrs after hysterectomy in a faithful heterosexual relationship. Cause and treatment?

Menopause: Your chart doesn't say how old you are. I am wondering if you are perimenopausal (approaching menopause). If that's the case, you should talk to your doctor about hormone therapy. If you are a candidate, it can treat a lot of these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had a hysterectomy dec 2013. I have constant "ovary" pain and sore breasts. I also have acne along my jaw line and back. Would blood tests help?

I have had a hysterectomy dec 2013. I have constant "ovary" pain and sore breasts. I also have acne along my jaw line and back. Would blood tests help?

Hormone changes: Hormone fluctuations can occur normally with age. Testing specific female hormones is not very accurate due to normal changes of levels daily.
Pelvic pain can have many possible causes including ovarian cysts, bowel or bladder infections or issues, muscle or nerve pain, back pathology. An evaluation and exam by an obgyn is a good place to start for both issues ...Read more

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Why do I have a very enlarged abdomen after a hysterectomy 1 week ago?

Why do I have a very enlarged abdomen after a hysterectomy 1 week ago?

Postop Ileus: This is common after any abdominal surgery, primarily related to abnormal bowel function secondary to narcotic pain mediction. This can be worsened by stretching of the abdominal wall associated w/laparoscopy. The best solution is "time" and limiting pain meds. Feel better! ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy 4 yrs ago the other nite after sex there was light bleeding on the sheets. Today I have severe pain n lower left abdomen?

I had a hysterectomy 4 yrs ago the other nite after sex there was light bleeding on the sheets. Today I have severe pain n lower left abdomen?

Vaginal cuff: Sometimes sex can cause trauma or irritation of the vaginal cuff and will cause bleeding (usually light) and pain. However, if your ovaries are still intact, the pain could be related to an ovarian cyst or trauma to the ovary from vigorous sex. If it persists, you may want to see a gynecologist soon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a stabbing pain in lower right abdomen 1 month after robotic hysterectomy

No: At one month it is unlikely that the pain is related to the surgery, however to only way to be sure is to see your doctor. ...Read more