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After an abdominal hysterectomy, is it common that a patient has shoulder aches and bloating?
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The symptoms you describe are very common and usually resolve in a few hours to a few days.

In brief: Yes
The symptoms you describe are very common and usually resolve in a few hours to a few days.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
The shoulder aches are from air under the diaphragm(breathing muscle) irritating the phrenic nerve as well as aches from total muscle relaxation against the hard operating table while under anesthesia.
The bloating is fluid sequestration and cellular inflammation as a reaction to the surgery itself in order to heal.

In brief: Yes
The shoulder aches are from air under the diaphragm(breathing muscle) irritating the phrenic nerve as well as aches from total muscle relaxation against the hard operating table while under anesthesia.
The bloating is fluid sequestration and cellular inflammation as a reaction to the surgery itself in order to heal.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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