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Bowel Prep Before Hysterectomy
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
I had a robotic assisted total hysterectomy a week ago. I was given a bowel prep. I still haven't had a movement. When should I worry?
BM after surgery: Having a bowel movement after surgery depends on many factors. A bowel prep and pain medicine will both certainly make your bowels move slowly. As long as you are doing well, passing flatus, and don't feel constipated, I would give it some time. If you feel constipated, there are many over the counter laxatives. ...Read more
I am having severe bowel pain following a total robotic assisted laproscopic hysterectomy 1 week ago today. Surgery pain is minimal. Bm pain high. Why?
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
My right ovary was left after a hysterectomy keeps developing cysts. Tried to remove but its attached to bowel. Can the ovary be killed?
Try birth control: Ovaries are supposed to make cysts (follicles-that contain an egg) every month. Sometimes the cysts can grow too large or bleed when they open, causing pain. An easy way to treat this without surgery is to use birth control pills which suppress the ovaries and should help keep them from making cysts. ...Read more
Not likely: Diverticulosis is when you have pouches form in the wall of the colon; it usually develops slowly w/ age. It may be genetic, related to constipation or to a low fiber diet. Diverticulitis is when 1 of these pouches gets inflamed & infected, leading to pain, fever, obstruction, bleeding & abscesses. This doesn't usually result from surg trauma, but the symptoms can be similar to a perforation. ...Read more
Very uncommon: Any abdominal or pelvic surgery can result in a bowel injury. The risk depends on how complicated the surgery is to perform. The experience of your surgeon is also important. On the rare occasion that the bowel is injured it can usually be repaired with minimal problems. Problems result if your surgeon did not realize the bowel was perforated. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Your statement is too vague to render answer or opinion. What type of bowel movement concerns do you have? Constipated? Diarrhea? Bleeding or blood in stool? Straining or difficulty evacuating stool? Have you ever had a colonoscopy? Check with your surgeon and get referred to gastroenterologist if you have not had a colonoscopy; have bleeding and/or unresolved problems with your bowels. ...Read more
I had a hysterectomy 3 months ago & I'm still having trouble with bowel movements. Is this normal & what can I do?
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): I recommend drinking lots of water and using miralax, (polyethylene glycol) this type of fiber works with your body and doesn't necessarily force you to use the bathroom but lets you decide when you want to go. Each person has different reactions to fiber and some can cause bloating to some while others to have the same symptoms, so it is important to try a few to see which one works best for you. ...Read more
Hysterectomy w/ posterior repair: 2009. Laproscopic bowel resection: 2011. Now same bowl symptoms as before. Probability of enterocele recurrence?
I had a laparoscopic hysterectomy on August 27. Have been recently having bowel issues and haven't had a bowel movement in 5 days (that was a small).?
Unrelated: Four months later it is unlikely that this is related to the hysterectomy unless you have some post-op adhesions which could cause a partial obstruction. That would usually cause some pain too. Try starting with increased fluids and fiber. Many GI doctors recommend Miralax (polyethylene glycol). If this doesn't help, talk to your primary care provider. ...Read more
Had a hysterectomy in 2009 loosing all but my right ovary. Had a recent check up where now I have small cysts along with bowel gas. What is that?
I am 33 diagnosed with stage 4 endo at 24 have had hysterectomy at 31at 32 diagnosed with endo tumor around bowel and entire abdomen now seizures help?
Having sharp vaginal pains and pressure I had a full laproscopic hysterectomy, and I had one ovary removed 5 months after. Having urination trouble and bowel pain since first surgery a year ago.
I had a hysterectomy with a colon cleanse 6 days ago. I still haven't had a bowel movement. Should I be concerned?
I've had a hysterectomy removing all but my ovaries, I have a cystocele can this cause problems with having regular bowel movements?
Here are some. ..: Analyzing the sequence of events specifically in relation with the function of urination and BM before & after simple total hysterectomy without ovarian removal will get a glimpse & suspicion of its potential negative impacts, which may be expected but widely vary among individuals in severity. So, with these in mind, seek pro-evaluation to deduce possible clinical significance for reasonable Rx. ...Read more
Vaginal hysterectomy 4 months ago having bowel cramping, diarrhea; feel as if I m sitting on a rod at times. Colonoscopy was normal. What is problem?
Left pain for 1yr colonoscopy normal no STD hysterectomy helped some no bowel issue put on amoxclav 875mg seem to be helpin what could of been cause?
Divewrticular dis: The two issues that cause pain in abdomen are bleeding from ovarian cyst or inflammed diverticular disease. The pain of transient bleeding is short lived. Inflammed diverticular problems may not be seen on colonoscopy. Amoxicilllin will not help presence of irritating blood but will moderate the symptoms arising from an inflammatory process in the left bowel. ...Read more
I have had bright red blood from the vaginal area after a bowel movement, hysterectomy 8 years ago, only a few swipes of blood, happened 6x in 3 weeks?
Possible reasons: To spot after a bm 8 years after a hysterectomy include - a sore in the vagina, hemorrhoids, a growth on the urethra. If the cervix was left at the time of the hysterectomy then a polyp on the cervix could cause spotting. The best way to know is to get an exam from your doctor. ...Read more
I'm 5 months post hysterectomy and have terrible pain with gas and bowel movements. Is this something to be concerned about?
Female. Hysterectomy. Constipated for 6 months. Bowel movement once a day in tiny ball shape. Skin on face dry. Patichae on skin has been worsening.?
What treatment for painful post hysterectomy complex hemorrhagic bilateral ovarian cysts? Total of five cysts in right ovary & change in bowel habits
Ovarian Cysts: Hemorrhagic ovarian cysts can develop after uterine removal, or they can represent foci of endometriosis or merely retained corpora lutein cysts that become necrotic and bleed into them. Either way, the cysts don't usually burst, but they should definitely be evaluated by your gynecologist immediately, because they can be serious or even be harboring an ovarian tumor. See your gynecologist soon. ...Read more
I am 35 I had a hysterectomy 10yr ago, I have fybromayalgia, and ibs, for the past few months, I have abdominel and back pain after bowel movements, ?
Abd pain: Your history is fairly complex and difficult to address in 400 characters, but since the diagonal and back pain it is a new entity, it bears looking into. I would see your doctor or a gastroenterologist to explain the symptoms. One might consider whether you have developed some adhesions or scar tissue from the hysterectomy. Good luck. ...Read more
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