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Unread 08-25-2016, 01:07 AM
3 weeks post hysterectomy: Excessive gas

Can anyone explain to me why I am having so much gas in my intestines, that I never was bothered with before surgery?
It's been 3 weeks since hysterectomy and I am curious as to why this is happening, and for 3 weeks!!
Not really eating gas causing foods either. Walking and drinking about 90 oz per day.
Does anyone know the answer to this??
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Unread 08-25-2016, 06:03 AM
Re: 3 weeks post hysterectomy: Excessive gas

Hi there! Although I can't say that I know the answer definitively, I still had a ton of gas in my intestines at that stage of healing. Drinking peppermint tea may help. Also I took probiotics and/or had yogurt to get the beneficial bacteria back into my digestive system. Our system is still adjusting after being given antibiotics, as well as everything being moved around in there during surgery.

I have much less to no gas now with the exception of when I eat gassy foods. Keep on doing what you are doing and adding some of the above may help. It takes some time, but it will get better. Hang in there!
Unread 08-25-2016, 07:48 AM
Re: 3 weeks post hysterectomy: Excessive gas

Hi! The intestines do not like to be handled... Nerves in the ab / pelvic region need time tho heal. Inflammation, the intestines are adjusting to new real estate after uterus was removed. Antibiotics affect the normal bacteria & hormones affect digestion.

Things may be different post op. Walking, hydrate well, eat healthy w lighter meals vs 3 big meals. Lots of fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds. magnesium.

The GI may be sluggush & that causes gas. Peppermint tea. Avoid proceesed foods, limit starchy carbs like bread, pasta, etc.. Pumpkin seeds, magnesium, yogurt, kefir, probiotics.

It is a good idea to have yogurt or probiotics bc if you consume sweets & carbs it breaks down in the body as glucose- sugar & then it feeds yeast, which causes gas, which causes bloat.

I have a smoothie daily. 1 c spinach, 1 c bluberries (frozen), 1/2 banana, 2 Tbls flax seeds, 1/2 c yogurt, 1/2 c soy milk, ice.

I used to get pains on my right side to week 5. It improve after I noticed inflammation went down. The intestines can feel sensative for sometime.. At times, Ill still notice a sensative sensation, but not pain.

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