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Unread 07-03-2005, 07:58 PM
Don't mean to be gross

I'm sorry to be so blunt, but have any of you experienced problems with loose bowels after surgery? I was constipated for two days and could hardly go, but now I am having problems for two days with cramping and loose bowels. I know I had a virus a couple of days before surgery and it seemed like it came back on me after surgery with throat, sinus drainage, nausea, headache, etc. I called the doctor and the midwife said that the loose bowels should not be a side-effect of the hysterectomy. I am on nothing new other than the Premarin at 0.625 mg which is really low. I just wish it would go away.

GBonnough
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Unread 07-03-2005, 08:09 PM
Don't mean to be gross

My bowels were a little thrown off after surgery--at first it was hard to go and then when I did, I do remember a few days of diarrhea. I didn't take any medication for it though because I thought that would further mess up my bowels! I just figured I'd let nature take it's course and let my body do it's thing to get re-adjusted!!! and in a few days, it did!! Hope you feel better soon!! zanylynn
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Unread 07-03-2005, 09:42 PM
That's what I'm doing too

I don't want to take anything to further mess things up either. I figure it needs to clean itself out or whatever and will eventually calm down. Hopefully it will be sooner than later.

GBonnough
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Unread 07-03-2005, 09:50 PM
Don't mean to be gross

I had an attack of horrendous diarhhea about 3 weeks before my surgery (a virus or something) and have had loose bms and some diarhhea after my surgery. it is now 4 weeks post op and the bm is loose and sometimes 2x a day but the doctor is not concerned. he said not too use the stool softeners or metamucile. I think I'm getting better but when I get 'that feeling' I do rush to the bathroom. I also had a rectocele repaired so I figure that the loose bm is better than the alternative.

good luck
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Unread 07-03-2005, 10:29 PM
Don't mean to be gross

I have had diahrrea on and off since my surgery. My doctor said it was ok and completely normal. Today I ended up back in the hospital for possible early or atypical appendicitis. I go to the surgeon tuesday unless my symptoms get worse.
But if you are not having any pain the loose stools should be fine.
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Unread 07-07-2005, 07:50 PM
Don't mean to be gross

my TAH surgery was on 6/27 and for the first 4 days nothing, now only diarrhea. I hope it goes away soon!
clf626
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