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Unread 06-29-2010, 12:02 PM
abdominal muscle spasms

anyone who had a TAH have muscle spasms in upper abdomin when sitting?
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Unread 06-29-2010, 12:20 PM
Re: abdominal muscle spasms

Have been having them all day today. Sitting, standing, walking and now lying in bed. Actually more frequent now that I am in bed. Really starting to bug me. I would describe it as like a 'twanging' feeling. Is it the same for you? Is this normal healing procedure?
Unread 06-29-2010, 01:06 PM
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yeah it is kinda like that. Not so sure about the twang...but kinda like a charlie horse starting.
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Unread 06-29-2010, 01:37 PM
Re: abdominal muscle spasms

I'm at almost 4 month and these just started last week. Feels almost like a cramp at the bottom of my ribcage.

age 56
TAH/Sacrocolpopexy 3/2010
bilateral inguinal & umbilical hernia repair 8/2008
gallbladder removal 9/2005
tubal ligation 5/1991
Unread 06-29-2010, 01:47 PM
Re: abdominal muscle spasms

Yup that's it. I just keep thinking that it has something to do with sitting and using the upper abs to compensate for the lower ones.
Arrggghh. A real pain in trying to get comfy.
Unread 06-29-2010, 02:59 PM
Re: abdominal muscle spasms

I have had that! In fact, I woke up with it in the middle of the night and thought I was going to have to call for help. I mentioned it to the doc and she said it could be my intestines. I'm not sure about that...I think it's my abs
Unread 06-29-2010, 09:04 PM
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diane10....I guess that could be. Maybe everything shifting with the "new room"...it sure is annoying though.
Unread 06-29-2010, 11:52 PM
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Going to be 2 yrs in Dec. and I have been experiencing these cramps for the past 6 months. Sometimes it is around my navel and then sometimes it is in the abdominal cavity.... I think that my invisible uterus is lonely and I call it invisible period cramps. But all I can do is take a couple pain relievers which are Advils and rest in bed till they kick in. Since my surgery in 08 .. I didnt take my vicadins or loratabs for pain. Didnt like the way they made me feel.
I still hate when this pain comes about... cuz i still have my ovaries and its always twice a month when this happens.
Sometimes I regret having the surgery ...dealing with this is worse than period cramps!
Unread 06-30-2010, 07:50 AM
Re: abdominal muscle spasms

OH my goodness! I had those spasms SO bad for several weeks after my TAH on May 3, 2010 (eight weeks ago). I noticed it more though when I would lay on my back. I would have to put my hand on my abdomen to calm them down. It was so bothersome, but not painful. At least not to where I needed to take anything for it. They were not cramps for me, but more like spasms as you stated. They still occur, but not as often.
Unread 06-30-2010, 01:26 PM
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Hey Sisters I had a TVH this Thursday will be 5 weeks, and I to have these spasms. I agree with HBright, it could well be all that room in the tummy.

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