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Unread 12-31-2008, 10:03 PM
Lower back pain 1 week after da vinci hysterectomy

I am new to this site, and hope someone has experienced this. I had a hysterectomy 1 week ago yesterday by the da vinci robotic equipment, and was feeling great until last night I started having lower back pain, that is severe when I get up from the sitted position. I called my doctor and she prescribed an antibiotic in case it is a UTI. I was wondering if anyone else had this and if it was surgery related or otherwise. Thanks!
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Unread 01-03-2009, 02:50 PM
Lower back pain 1 week after da vinci hysterectomy


I'm sorry you're experiencing this but you did the right thing in contacting your doctor ~ unfortunately, urinary tract infections are common after a hysterectomy.

If you check out our <link> Post-Op Page, you'll find it packed with information including several bladder articles, and a Google Search of HysterSisters (towards the top right of every page) will reveal hundreds of similar experiences for you to read through.

Sending all good wishes for a smooth recovery!

Unread 01-03-2009, 05:22 PM
Lower back pain 1 week after da vinci hysterectomy

If you don't have a UTI; Also keep in mind. For the Davinci procedure your on the "table" longer; mine was 3.5hrs long; with the hard, steel, table tilted at a steep angle, with your head lowered about 30 degrees. Between the extreme shoulder pain-from the cheep padding on the table stoppers; and the lower bache ache; It was a few days before I noticed the Abdominal pain.
Heating pads, light stretching, and massage to back helps. Especially before bed. Add to that some motrin and hopefully you can get comfortable. I'm a side sleeper so I find having a thick throw pillow between the knees helps decrease the stress on the lower back.

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