Problems After Hysterectomy

Posted by cherelle @cherelle, May 27, 2019

I had a total abdominal hysterectomy 3 years ago but now for the past year I have been having bad abdominal pain and cramps I have gone to a gastrointestinal Dr and to my ob and both have said they don’t see anything but my gastrointestinal Dr gave me some glycopyrrolate 1mg twice a day before it was every few months now it’s more often like after intercourse sometimes I feel so bad the cramps is bad please tell me what could be going on

@gingerw

@cherelle There is a natural hormone reduction when a hysterectomy is performed. If you are or are not on hormones, you might want to have the hormone levels checked. Certainly keep after the doctor until your concerns are answered in a manner that you are satisfied with. Get a second opinion if need be. We shouldn't have to suffer needlessly.
Ginger

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YES I will thanks

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I had a total hysterectomy April 24 2019. Lap and vaginal. after 3 weeks I started having leg, knee, hip, arm, shoulder and even hand pain. It is every day. Has anyone had this and found any relief? frustrating when my MD does not care about much except my incisions…. I have never had any pain like this prior. Any advice would be most appreciated.

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@tinakoprek

I had a total hysterectomy April 24 2019. Lap and vaginal. after 3 weeks I started having leg, knee, hip, arm, shoulder and even hand pain. It is every day. Has anyone had this and found any relief? frustrating when my MD does not care about much except my incisions…. I have never had any pain like this prior. Any advice would be most appreciated.

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@tinakoprek – wanted to let you know I moved your post here so you could connect with others in this existing discussion on problems after hysterectomy. Having leg, knee, hip, arm, shoulder and even hand pain every day sounds very challenging.

Has the surgeon addressed this at all and whether it could be connected to the surgery?

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Did you have abdominal or laparoscopic hysterectomy? Do you have any other known problems that could be contributing? I am Celiac, and one of the symptoms is joint pain. Also hysterectomy, especially abdominal do cut supportive ligaments that could affect your hip, leg, and knee.
I also had a total hysterectomy for endometriosis, and although I am dealing with adhesions and leftover endo, I am noticing hip pain. I do not know if it is from adhesions, or the lack of ligament support caused by the surgery, or something different. I too have noticed that doctors don't seem to care much. I have gone through 3 ob/gyns because they don't seem to care. And the 3rd one is supposed to be an endo. specialist, but still doesn't seem too concerned.
My general dr. found an endo. breakthrough and made the ob/gyn treat it.

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@airey2

Did you have abdominal or laparoscopic hysterectomy? Do you have any other known problems that could be contributing? I am Celiac, and one of the symptoms is joint pain. Also hysterectomy, especially abdominal do cut supportive ligaments that could affect your hip, leg, and knee.
I also had a total hysterectomy for endometriosis, and although I am dealing with adhesions and leftover endo, I am noticing hip pain. I do not know if it is from adhesions, or the lack of ligament support caused by the surgery, or something different. I too have noticed that doctors don't seem to care much. I have gone through 3 ob/gyns because they don't seem to care. And the 3rd one is supposed to be an endo. specialist, but still doesn't seem too concerned.
My general dr. found an endo. breakthrough and made the ob/gyn treat it.

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I had lap and vaginal, my uterus was too large to take through lap, I went to my GP she ran lots of blood work, says it has to be related to surgical positioning, I’m just hoping it doesn’t last forever! It’s very depressing, I felt better when I bled everyday! How is that possible? Have you found anything to help?

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@lisalucier

@tinakoprek – wanted to let you know I moved your post here so you could connect with others in this existing discussion on problems after hysterectomy. Having leg, knee, hip, arm, shoulder and even hand pain every day sounds very challenging.

Has the surgeon addressed this at all and whether it could be connected to the surgery?

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She says that she doesn’t know why I’m having these issues, maybe surgical positioning, I felt better bleeding every day, it’s frustrating before this I did boot camp 5 days a week, I have never experienced anything like this, not sure what to do, my GP ran several blood tests to
See if anything showed but nothing so far, it’s just weird, I feel like I’ve been beat up,

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@tinakoprek

She says that she doesn’t know why I’m having these issues, maybe surgical positioning, I felt better bleeding every day, it’s frustrating before this I did boot camp 5 days a week, I have never experienced anything like this, not sure what to do, my GP ran several blood tests to
See if anything showed but nothing so far, it’s just weird, I feel like I’ve been beat up,

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Hoping that your general practitioner will continue to work with you and offer you guidance to get to some answers, @tinakoprek.

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@tinakoprek

She says that she doesn’t know why I’m having these issues, maybe surgical positioning, I felt better bleeding every day, it’s frustrating before this I did boot camp 5 days a week, I have never experienced anything like this, not sure what to do, my GP ran several blood tests to
See if anything showed but nothing so far, it’s just weird, I feel like I’ve been beat up,

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@tinakoprek – how are you doing? How is the pain?

@cherelle – did you end up going to see another doctor about the abdominal pain and cramps 3 years after your hysterectomy?

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@lisalucier

@tinakoprek – how are you doing? How is the pain?

@cherelle – did you end up going to see another doctor about the abdominal pain and cramps 3 years after your hysterectomy?

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I am doing better I did a pelvis exam wednesday everything came out okay so Tuesday I go do ultrasound but my gastro Dr said that my stomach messed up because I was taking too much ibuprofen

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@lisalucier

@tinakoprek – wanted to let you know I moved your post here so you could connect with others in this existing discussion on problems after hysterectomy. Having leg, knee, hip, arm, shoulder and even hand pain every day sounds very challenging.

Has the surgeon addressed this at all and whether it could be connected to the surgery?

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No, When I ask she says she doesn't know why I would be having pain, its sad that they are more concerned with cutting than addressing issues after surgery. Its like she wanted to do the surgery but NO help after….. frustrating. Because I Never had any pain at all before surgery.

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@tinakoprek

I had lap and vaginal, my uterus was too large to take through lap, I went to my GP she ran lots of blood work, says it has to be related to surgical positioning, I’m just hoping it doesn’t last forever! It’s very depressing, I felt better when I bled everyday! How is that possible? Have you found anything to help?

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My reason for a total hysterectomy is probably different. I had endometriosis. Since the surgery 5 yrs ago I had chronic pelvic pain, and ob/gyns did not know why. I tried 3 of them and they seemed indifferent to me. I tried a GI doctor and he said I was having muscle spasms due to damaged nerves caused by the surgery. I took Advil to keep it in check. Then late 2018 and early 2019 I started having unnatural bleeding and doctors again didn't know. But finally my general doctor (a woman) found it and thought it was an endometrial breakthrough. She called the ob/gyn and told her to cauterize it. I don't know what the ob/gyn did, she used some kind of grey medicine. But it stopped the bleeding and the chronic pelvic pain. I think the chronic pain was the endometriosis in process of breaking through.

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@airey2

My reason for a total hysterectomy is probably different. I had endometriosis. Since the surgery 5 yrs ago I had chronic pelvic pain, and ob/gyns did not know why. I tried 3 of them and they seemed indifferent to me. I tried a GI doctor and he said I was having muscle spasms due to damaged nerves caused by the surgery. I took Advil to keep it in check. Then late 2018 and early 2019 I started having unnatural bleeding and doctors again didn't know. But finally my general doctor (a woman) found it and thought it was an endometrial breakthrough. She called the ob/gyn and told her to cauterize it. I don't know what the ob/gyn did, she used some kind of grey medicine. But it stopped the bleeding and the chronic pelvic pain. I think the chronic pain was the endometriosis in process of breaking through.

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Hi Airey,
Can you ask the doctor what grey medicine he give you to stop the bleeding? Perhaps some kind of progesterone?
Regards

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