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How long after hysterectomy (w/fibroids and left ovary) can abdominal pain and bloating realistically last, even if intermittently?

How long after hysterectomy (w/fibroids and left ovary) can abdominal pain and bloating realistically last, even if intermittently?

Depends: Usually people are over acute side effects of abdominal surgery by 3-5 weeks. There can be many reasons for those symptoms. Probably best to visit primary doctor and see if other testing is needed. ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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Why do I get constant lower abdominal pain/ cramps at all hours of the day? I have fibroids so I know that kinda contributes to it.

Why do I get constant lower abdominal pain/ cramps at all hours of the day? I have fibroids so I know that kinda contributes to it.

GI vs GU: Lower abdominal pain would be coming from the gastrointestinal tract (colon, rectum) or the genitourinary tract (bladder, uterus, ovaries). You need to start by sorting that out and then seeing the appropriate specialist. Keep a diary of the pain and associated symptoms for a week before seeing you FP ...Read more

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Why do I get horrible lower abdominal pain/ cramps at all hours of the day and night. I have fibroids that I know contribute to it.

Why do I get horrible lower abdominal pain/ cramps at all hours of the day and night. I have fibroids that I know contribute to it.

IBS: Intemittent abdominal cramping in early thirties female warrents concern for IBS. Other concerns are endometriosis and IBD. A Gastroenteologist might be the best place to start. ...Read more

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I recently had the gnrh injection prior to surgery to remove fibroids . Is it normal to have a slight bleed with severe backache and abdominal pain ?

I recently had the gnrh injection prior to surgery to remove fibroids . Is it normal to have a slight bleed with severe backache and abdominal pain ?

WHAT DID THE DOC SAY: Who gave u the injection, u should be asking that doc before u ask here- that is just common sense, your doc should have expalined to u that for the 1st 2 weeks it can make your symptoms worse as u get a hormone surg before it shuts them down, your doc should have expalined that to u but u should call that doc now as the doc may want to see u or give u pain med relief. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with multiple uterine fibroids,the largest is 2cm. I suffer from intense abdominal pain 2 weeks before menses.Can small fibroids cause that?

Diagnosed with multiple uterine fibroids,the largest is 2cm. I suffer from intense abdominal pain 2 weeks before menses.Can small fibroids cause that?

Unlikely: Fibroids are very common and hardly ever cause pain. If one is really symptomatic like that it may not be a fibroid. Adenomyosis would be a consideration, cancer much much more rarely. With midcycle pain the first consideration would be ovulatory pain. ...Read more

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Dx with mass by uterus but don't think it is a fibroid. Should I be worried by abdominal pain or dizziness? What symptoms SHOULD I worry about?

MD follwup: I am sure that your MD is working on the problem with diagnostic studies. therefore, follow up with your MD and ask him/her whether there is cause to worry. ...Read more

Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They occur in 1 of every 3 women regardless of race and up to 80 % of african-american women of child bearing age. They are often asymptomatic but they can cause significant symptoms (exe. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency). They ...Read more