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What's the best way to relieve constipation after having a hysterectomy?

What's the best way to relieve constipation after having a hysterectomy?

Vitamin c flush: Vitamin c powder called mixed ascorbate powder supplies 2767mg of vitamin c per scoop you would do one scoop with with cup of water or juice hourly until this causes diarrhea you vit c requirement to relieve constipation is the total you took minus one (last scoop) you can do this daily until your wound heals also helps with your tissue recovery - make sure u have no issues of kidney stones. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Can constipation after hysterectomy cause pain?

Can constipation after hysterectomy cause pain?

Absolutely.: Bowel pain from constipation is a common reason for pain after any surgery. The chance of getting constipation after surgery is high because of anesthesia, narcotic pain meds slow down bowel motility, most patients eat less, activity is less, and the surgery itself sometimes aggrevates the intestines and slows motility. ...Read more

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Is extreme gas pain and constipation 2 monthspost hysterectomy normal?..This is extremely painful and a big change

Narcotics?: Often narcotics are prescribed for pain control. Also antibiotics were given at time of surgery. Both of these can be disruptive to bowel function and cause extreme gas pain and constipation. Decreasing narcotic use, increasing water, taking probiotics and avoiding constipating foods such as bananas, apples and white rice, can all be helpful see your doctor if things don't improve soon. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Have twisted colon & constipation. 45 days ago had robotic hysterectomy. Constipation & bloating is worse than before surgery. I'm wondering why.

Have twisted colon & constipation. 45 days ago had robotic hysterectomy. Constipation & bloating is worse than before surgery. I'm wondering why.

Possible obstruction: You could have adhesions after surgery that can cause intestinal obstruction (partial or total), and that's the most important thing to be ruled out. See your surgeon ...Read more

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I feel sick all the time.Constipation and diharea.Mood swing are bad.Lost interest in everything.Itching all over.Had a partial hysterectomy 10yr ago?

I feel sick all the time.Constipation and diharea.Mood swing are bad.Lost interest in everything.Itching all over.Had a partial hysterectomy 10yr ago?

Anxiety/depression: You are likely suffering from both conditions. Consult an internist who can guide you on what further workup and consultations you may need. ...Read more

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Pain in stomach on lower right side after a hysterectomy back starts to hurt also. Pain intensifies with gas, constipation, or fullness in bladder. I have heard other women who have had hysterectomies complain of this pain.

Hello. : Hello. I don't know when you had your hysterectomy. If it has been quite a while, you may have abdominal adhesions which can be problematic. Additonally, scars are chronic niduses of inflammation. Hysterectomy and c section scars often can lead to back pain. Medical accupunture scar deactivation (with or without electrical stimulation) and scar injection with saline/lidocaine/ homeopathic medication can be of great help with both the scar and underlying adhesions. With a surgeon's concurrence, periheral treatments can often begin within weeks of surgery. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in my stomach, vagina and rectum at the same time. I have had a hysterectomy and chronic constipation due to ms. What do I do?

Some comments: First, i trust you are taking a disease modifying medicine for ms, and if not, you should start Gilenya or tysabri (natalizumab). Secondly, for your constipation, definitely increase fiber intake dramatically. Also, see gastroenterologist for further help. Your pain might respond to a drug like lyrica, and your neurologist can help. Supplement vitamin d-3, and also, try to follow a low fat, low salt diet. ...Read more

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I've had a hysterectomy, my ovaries are still there. My question is I'm having tenderness in my lower abdomen around my right ovary almost feels like pressure, is this a cyst or can constipation cause this, I just got off pain meds that I've been on for a

Visit your MD: 33 yo woman with right lower quadrant pain s/p hysterectomy. No medical history. You need a careful history and full exam to answer your question. That will include questions about the quality and character of the pain, onset, duration, radiation, and a review of systems including your bowel and bladder habits. Fever?Chills? Nausea/Vomiting? If pain/tenderness gets worse see MD. R/O pain rebound. ...Read more

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I had a vaginal hysterectomy. 7 days ago I'm getting terrible pain when opening my bowels is this normal. ? I am not constipated

I had a vaginal hysterectomy. 7 days ago  I'm getting terrible pain when opening my bowels  is this normal. ? I am not constipated

Postop visit: Bowel dysfunction is common after major surgery especially if narcotic pain medication were used. Often this gets better as one weans off narcotics. Schedule a postop visit with your surgeon to go over the surgery and for a postop check. ...Read more

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I just had a hysterectomy and a bladder sling put in 10 days ago. Today it was discovered after some contrast CT Scans that I was very constipated wh?

I just had a hysterectomy and a bladder sling put in 10 days ago. Today it was discovered after some contrast CT Scans  that I was very constipated wh?

Postop constipation: Constipation is a very common side effect after surgery. Anesthesia slows the intestinal function and pain medications do too. Miralax, stool softeners and milf of magnesia can be very helpful to relieve constipation ...Read more

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My is stomach HUGE. I look 9 months pregnant but I'm NOT. Not constipated; I also had a hysterectomy 10 yrs ago but still have 1 ovary. Ideas?

My is stomach HUGE.  I look 9 months pregnant but I'm NOT.  Not constipated; I also had a hysterectomy 10 yrs ago but still have 1 ovary.  Ideas?

Obesity?: Hi. Hard to say without an exam, but it sounds like it may be obesity. There are some endocrine conditions that cause central obesity. Of course other things are possible too. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you suggest for constipation after an operation? I just had a hysterectamy. I am very constipated.

What do you suggest for constipation after an operation? I just had a hysterectamy.  I am very constipated.

Any : Any post-operative complication should be discussed with the treating gynecologist or surgeon to be sure that their specific treatment plans are carried out. Contacting the treating gynecologist or their nurse is usually the first line of action. Being sure that the patient is taking enough fluids is usually helpful for constipation. Over-the-counter laxatives can be helpful; most pharmacists can make a recommendation based on the patient's complaints. ...Read more

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Severe pain in right abdomen 7 months after full vaginal hysterctomy. Gallbladder removed 2 yrs ago as well..Feeling of constipation also?

Severe pain in right abdomen 7 months after full vaginal hysterctomy. Gallbladder removed 2 yrs ago as well..Feeling of constipation also?

Get checked: Pain in the right side could be your colon, especially since you say you are experiencing constipation. If you still have your ovaries and tubes it could also be a cyst on the ovary or tube, or a twisted ovary or tube. Also possible is a muscle spasming in your abdominal wall. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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