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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

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


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2 weeks of lower abdominal pain. Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) for constipation. Motrin for abdominal pain. ?

2 weeks of lower abdominal pain. Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) for constipation. Motrin for abdominal pain.   ?

Should be checked: Pain on the left side or under the belly button could be diverticulitis. R lower could be a chronic appendicitis. You state to be taking laxatives so I believe defecation is difficult. I would recommend a physician evaluation blood count to see if the white cells are up, a gastroentrologist or internist are good stating points but dont keep putting this off. ...Read more

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Does anal douching relieve constipation?

Does anal douching relieve constipation?

N.F.L.: Trying to remove that rectal 'football'? Well, enemas will initially work, but 'not for long'. Once the moisture is taken out of feces you will continue to play 'hardball'. Drink plenty of fluids, eat fiber rich foods, and have a first meal of the day evacuation plan that keeps the rectum from being a 'storage silo' for long periods of time will provide long term results. ...Read more

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Could a open colonic help relieve severe constipation?

Could a open colonic help relieve severe constipation?

NO: Colonics are a holistic hoax (rhymes with joke) Drink plenty of water, eat hi-fiber diet and take stool softners if necessary ...Read more

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Rectal pain and pain relief question. Are acetominophen suppositories for treating anus or rectal pain?

Rectal pain and pain relief question.  Are acetominophen suppositories for treating anus or rectal pain?

Not necessarily: Acetomenophen, whether taken orally or per recum, is absorbed into the bloodstream and circulates to its site of action. There is no advantage to take the drug rectally if you have rectal pain because the drug does not produce its effects at the sie of administration. ...Read more

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65 yrs male chronic constipation, haemorrhoids, gaseous intestines,feeling bloating what is the best medicine can be used???

65 yrs male chronic constipation, haemorrhoids, gaseous intestines,feeling bloating what is the best medicine can be used???

Constipation treat: Fiber, water, and activity on a regular basis can help keep your GI tract regular. Colace or an over the counter stool softener can also be beneficial. Occasionally people will need a laxative, senna and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) are commonly used. A colonoscopy is also usually recommended for people over 50 yo to evaluate their colons. ...Read more

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Stomach pain bowel spasm pain constipation ?

Stomach pain bowel spasm pain constipation ?

Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read more

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Constipation following myomectomy?

Constipation following myomectomy?

Pain meds: Pain medications after any kind of surgery can be constipating. Inaddition, pelvic surgery can stimulate spasm of the muscles around the rectum that have to relax to allow bowel movements. Stool softeners can be quite helpful until off the pain medications and the muscles have relaxed. ...Read more

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How to relieve abdominal gas?

How to relieve abdominal gas?

Mylicon: Mylicon is simethicone which works fairly well. There are several other brand names such as Gas-EX. Bean-O is used for prevention. http://www.drugs.com/mtm/mylicon.html ...Read more

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Taking magnesium citrate for post-op functional constipation, which causes severe rectal, pelvic &lower abd pain w/non-stopping watery diarrhea lasting for several hours. How to slow down an episode?

Taking magnesium citrate for post-op functional constipation, which causes  severe rectal, pelvic &lower abd pain w/non-stopping watery diarrhea lasting for several hours. How to slow down an episode?

Depends: First you need to be sure the functional problems you are having are not related to complications related to the previous surgery (lar) you mentioned in your previous posts ie anastomotic problem or infectious problem. If not agree with above answers stop the mgcitrate let your body reequilibrate to your new anatomy naturally with time and high fiber diet. ...Read more

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What causes cyclical extreme pain with bowel movements and gas besides endometriosis?

What causes cyclical extreme pain with bowel movements and gas besides endometriosis?

IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome can cause some significant discomfort and is a chronic condition. I would review your bowel habits with you doctor and determine if you are more likely to be constipated or have diarrhea....Or possible both. There may be a simple treatment path in your near future:). ...Read more

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Will a hot bath help relieve pain from ruptured ovarian cyst?

Will a hot bath help relieve pain from ruptured ovarian cyst?

Will not hurt: But probably not, if you are having that much pain you need to call your gyn right now so your gyn can check you and make sure you do not need to have surgery and if you do not then you can get on some pain meds or go to the er. ...Read more

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Excrutiating pain during bowel movement with hemorrhoid.. Any advice? Enema? Laxative?

Excrutiating pain during bowel movement with hemorrhoid.. Any advice? Enema? Laxative?

Fissure: Could be an anal fissure. Soft stools without straining. There is topical medication that may help so call your doctor. ...Read more

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Masturbation causing lower abdominal pain and constipation?

Masturbation causing lower abdominal pain and constipation?

Anything's possible: ...but you may want to consider alternative cause for the symptoms you mentioned. Evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause bellybutton pain ?

Can constipation cause bellybutton pain ?

In Children, Yes: Often kids don't localize abdominal pain well and may identify as periumbilical or "belly button" pain. Constipation is a fairly common cause of pediatric abdominal pain. If severe or not improving as the constipation relieved would need further consultation. ...Read more

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Symptoms: dark loose stools, difficult/incomplete evacuation, severe abdominal distention from trapped gas, mucous. Diagnosed IBS. I think Proctitis?

Symptoms: dark loose stools, difficult/incomplete evacuation, severe abdominal distention from trapped gas, mucous. Diagnosed IBS. I think Proctitis?

Typical IBS symptoms: As you suspect, these symptoms indeed are consistent with irritable bowel syndrome. But they aren't particularly suggestive of proctitis (inflmmation of the rectum). Inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. Crohn's disease) can cause similar symptoms as IBS, and also can cause proctitis. So I suggest you raise these questions with the doctor who diagnosed IBS then follow her advice. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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