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Unread 02-27-2009, 01:17 PM
diarrhea after surgery

So, I know most people have the opposite problem, but I have had the runs for the past five days. I don't know if it is food poisoning...or something surgery related. Maybe my bowels are a little too happy to be able to move waste through them! I know my uterus was pretty big and pressing on them before. I don't know...any one else experience this?
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Unread 02-27-2009, 03:19 PM
diarrhea after surgery

After my TAH, I had . It started around 2 weeks post op. Then I had my right ovary removed 2 weeks ago and started to have diarrhea about 5 days ago. I think it is just how my body heals. You should call your doctor though, just to be safe. My doctor did a couple of test to make sure it was nothing more serious.
Unread 02-27-2009, 03:36 PM
you are not on your own ......

As I read your message it was as if I had written it! I had my operation on the 17th Feb 2009 and like you I can only assume that my body is experiencing the effects of now having room to 'move', my uterus was comparable to being 6 months pregnant!!
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Unread 02-27-2009, 04:23 PM
diarrhea after surgery

After my surgery, it was like everything was running right through me. It's better now, but I'm certainly not constipated.
Unread 02-28-2009, 02:19 PM
diarrhea after surgery

I had the same problem and it was caused by some of the medication. I have a sensitive tummy at the best of times and rarely take tablets.
Unread 02-28-2009, 04:43 PM
diarrhea after surgery

Today I seem to be slowing down a bit more! What a wierd thing to be thankful for!
Unread 02-28-2009, 07:58 PM
diarrhea after surgery

I had a similar problem, I was having diarrhea on about day 5 or 6 and it was just small amounts at a time and I was concerned something was wrong. I was on antibiotics for an infection so that was part of it and I was thankful things were moving but ended up with hemorrhoids adn a raw booty. The dr. told me to take miralax a stool softener which I thought was weird but I was going only small amounts and he said it might clear it all out at once instead. It didn't but I did go more for a couple of days and its getting better daily, its still soft now but not runny and not constant. It got better after I got off antibiotics too, I'd let your dr know if it doesn't slow down in the next day or two just to see what they say.
Unread 04-14-2009, 11:16 AM
Re: diarrhea after surgery

I had my surgery on Jan 5, 09. The diarrhea started about 2 weeks later and has not stopped 5 or 6 times a day. Last week I went to my family doc and he pretty much blew me off so today I called my gyn nurse who acted like I was crazy for thinking this could be surgery related and told me to go see my gp. ????? I am very concerned about a c-diff infection as my mother died from one last year. C-diff is rampant in hospitals especailly for those who have had surgery and taken antibiotics! I have really had it with doctors and am now looking on line for possible causes and treatments. Any one else experience this for this long? Thank you!
Unread 04-14-2009, 07:06 PM
Re: diarrhea after surgery

If you use immodium or something like it, be careful not to overcorrect. Our bowels are so sensitive after surgery and can go too far the other way easily when we try to treat them in this recovery.

Unread 04-15-2009, 12:42 AM
Re: diarrhea after surgery

I started a topic under the title "Intestines's problems ?" , because I always read sisters complaining constipation, but I had BOTH constipation days and diarrea days. I though I was unormal...
I just can say that my intestines are not the same anymore. I'm in the week 5 pos-operation. I know it's early to say it, but... it's so annoying !

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