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Bowel Prep For 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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