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Best Way To Move Bowels After Hysterectomy
Call your Surgeon: During abdominal surgery the bowels may be touched or moved and they show their displeasure by deciding not to work for awhile or by working overtime. Concerns for diarrhea after surgery would be more than 3 bm/d w/o laxatives, fever, blood in stool, pain. Tests for c. Difficile (an overgrowth of a GI bacterial due to antibiotics you may have received) or eval of post operative infection needed. ...Read more
It can be: After a hysterectomy it is common to have temporary changes in bowel habits. Pain meds can cause constipation, stool softeners can cause diarrhea, eating differently can upset the intestines, stress can cause loose stools. Usually over time and getting back to usual eating and exercise the intestines go back to your normal. If bad diarrhea and increase in pain or fever see your doc. ...Read more
24 hours: It should occur within 24 hours and if it hasn't contact your surgeon. ...Read more
I am having internal bleeding in vaginal and in my bowels , i had a hysterectomy over 20 years ago. What could cause this.?
I have constipation after hysterectomy 45 days ago. If double doses of miralax or laxatives work for bowels could I still have a partial obstruction.
Unlikely: It is very unlikely to have Partial Intestinal Obstruction after Hysterectomy.And also you are moving your bowels.You can slowly cut down the dose of your laxatives and try to move your bowels on your own.But if you still need the laxatives daily consult your doctor.You also need to drink plenty fluids and fiber in your diet ...Read more
totally depends: On your symptoms and what condition everything is in, your doc should be giving you strong guidance for that please call the gyn , or gen surgeon or whomever suggested the surgery. ...Read more
Not common.: An ileus is not a common complication of hysterectomy. However, it can happen after any abdominal or pelvic surgery. The method used to perform the surgery and the difficulty of performing the surgery will determine the overall risk of ileus. For example, if you have scarring that involves the bowel - risk of ileus goes up. The more the bowel is "messed with" the higher the risk. ...Read more
Yes: The bowel is adjacent to the uterus so it is at risk of injury during surgery to remove the uterus. This is especially of concern if there are adhesions or scar tissue due to endometriosis, previous surgery, or cancer. I recommend bowel preps before a davinci or laparoscopic hysterectomy to minimize risks of a bowel perforation and to facilitate repair if it should occur. ...Read more
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