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Unread 06-17-2014, 08:30 PM
7 days post op hysterectomy, diarrhea

I am 7 days post op. Have felt super until today. I haven't even had gas pains and I have had regular bm's since Sunday. This evening I suddenly had diarrhea with a lot of stomach cramping. I was really afraid I would split my internal stitches. I have no fever. Has anyone else experienced this? Thought it might be what I ate, but I ate the same thing Saturday without any trouble. Guess my recovery has gone so well I am afraid it is just a matter of time before something happens.
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Unread 06-17-2014, 09:56 PM
Re: 7 days post op hysterectomy, diarrhea

Yes, the same thing happened to me! However, I do have a history of IBS, so chronic diarrhea is not new to me.

But, I discussed it with my OB/GYN and my GI Doctor. This is what I learned. Taking stool softeners or laxatives may have caused the diarrhea. Also, during surgery the bowels, intestines and bladder are all handled, and moved to a new location, so they are settling down and learning to function in their new home. Stop eating dairy foods, and consider going on the BRAT diet for a few days. Take pain medicine for the cramping pain.

Mine lasted 2 weeks and I started losing weight, so I bugged my Doctors enough to take a stool sample, blood test, and a CT-scan.
All came back normal!! It was just a bad IBS flare.

I'm six weeks post op today, and the Doctor cleared me for sex and lifting, and said I could go back to work July 1st.

If you feel it's really bad call your Doctor. Good luck!
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Unread 06-18-2014, 01:07 AM
7 days post op hysterectomy, diarrhea

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Yes, the same thing happened to me! However, I do have a history of IBS, so chronic diarrhea is not new to me.

But, I discussed it with my OB/GYN and my GI Doctor. This is what I learned. Taking stool softeners or laxatives may have caused the diarrhea. Also, during surgery the bowels, intestines and bladder are all handled, and moved to a new location, so they are settling down and learning to function in their new home. Stop eating dairy foods, and consider going on the BRAT diet for a few days. Take pain medicine for the cramping pain.

Mine lasted 2 weeks and I started losing weight, so I bugged my Doctors enough to take a stool sample, blood test, and a CT-scan.
All came back normal!! It was just a bad IBS flare.

I'm six weeks post op today, and the Doctor cleared me for sex and lifting, and said I could go back to work July 1st.

If you feel it's really bad call your Doctor. Good luck!
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