cramping with no ovaries, cervix, or uterus?

Posted by Strong Enough 2011 @strongenough2011, Jun 27, 2012

I have had a hysterectomy almost 3 years ago due to constant female problems…..mainly my ovaries having cysts and rupturing.

Within the last month, my stomach has constantly been bloated everyday, and I am cramping alot. ( I know that this feels exactly like it would if I had my ovaries and a cyst on it)…I am nausous often.

Went to my family dr 2 weeks ago and he did some blood work and checked my kidneys….kidneys were fine…blood work showed a wbc of 3.5 and a platlet count of 128, not to mention my absolute neutrophil count as 1474. All of it is on the low side.

Could this be female related? I have always heard that ovarin cancer can cause swelling of the stomach….but i don’t have any ovaries….

any suggestions please?

thanks
Strong Enough

Did your dr. do an x-ray for constipation? If that’s not the problem, I would suspect colon issues. Maybe a colonoscopy?

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@spitz16

Did your dr. do an x-ray for constipation? If that’s not the problem, I would suspect colon issues. Maybe a colonoscopy?

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i do think that is in my future….i talked with my dr today who is going to start me on something called Bentyl for the stomach issues and if that doesn’t help, then something is going on. My family has an issue with colon polys so it could be that…who knows…..

thanks for the reply.

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When I had my hysterectomy due to sycts, the symptoms were the same. My dc. Said my digestive system had reacted to having ” more room”. Talk to your dc. About the galbladder, and intestinal tracts. You might have to change your diet. I had to have my galbladder removed because we didn’t catch it in time.

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this is the same issue I’m having. So glad to see I’m not alone! Good luck with your pain. Hopefully the Bentyl works and you won’t have to keep going back and forth! Question, though……..after your hysterectomy, did you have constipation? I’m up to give pills a day just to go ………..and then it’s a maybe!. gross. I know, but a question for someone in the same boat……;(

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@cancersurvivor

this is the same issue I’m having. So glad to see I’m not alone! Good luck with your pain. Hopefully the Bentyl works and you won’t have to keep going back and forth! Question, though……..after your hysterectomy, did you have constipation? I’m up to give pills a day just to go ………..and then it’s a maybe!. gross. I know, but a question for someone in the same boat……;(

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Mine still there sometimes but not as bad. I did have a lot of constipation after my hysterectomy. Taking fiber pills seemed to help some but it was just my body getting back in to routine after a shock if that makes any sense. Did you have a complete hyst? I am struggling now with the hormone issue along with thyroid issues.

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@cancersurvivor

this is the same issue I’m having. So glad to see I’m not alone! Good luck with your pain. Hopefully the Bentyl works and you won’t have to keep going back and forth! Question, though……..after your hysterectomy, did you have constipation? I’m up to give pills a day just to go ………..and then it’s a maybe!. gross. I know, but a question for someone in the same boat……;(

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I have one ovary remaining. I didn’t have to do the hormone treatments but the fiber pills are a way of life for me now.

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I had hysterectomy about a month ago, Aug. 12, 2016, with right ovary remaining. I had severe endometriosis and fibroids. I have problems with cramping to and diarrhea on and off. I have not had my intestines checked yet. Still healing from surgery and having surgical menopause …sweats and hot flashes. did anyone take BI-Identical hormones after surgery?

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@toastergirl_1

I had hysterectomy about a month ago, Aug. 12, 2016, with right ovary remaining. I had severe endometriosis and fibroids. I have problems with cramping to and diarrhea on and off. I have not had my intestines checked yet. Still healing from surgery and having surgical menopause …sweats and hot flashes. did anyone take BI-Identical hormones after surgery?

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My oncologists told me not to take hormones until AT LEAST six months after surgery. Since I had an ovary, he said my body will react in all kinds of ways but may settle down after a while. I’m glad I waited. Still haven’t
had to take hormones and it’s been 12 years since my hysterectomy.

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Thank you @cancersurvivor for returning with such valuable insight for ToasterGirl. You’ll notice that quite a bit has changed on Connect since you last visited.
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Welcome to Connect, @toastergirl_1. I’m glad you found this discussion to post your question. Did you doctor recommend not talking hormones for a period of time? I find the hot flashes so disruptive to sleep, which doesn’t help the healing does it?
Colleen

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I have no suggestions but I have an issue similar to yours. I have no uterus or cervix and still experience mental cramps. When my feet touches a cold floor I have bad cramps. My hysterectomy was over 10 years ago. Is this normal?

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Hello, @alphiabranch. Welcome. We have members at Mayo Clinic Connect who have mentioned hysterectomy whom I’d like you to meet here, like @kat9606 and @bt. I’d also like you to meet @kdubois, @kariulrich, and @hopeful33250, who may have some thoughts for you on having cramps post-hysterectomy.

You called what you experience “mental cramps.” Do you feel this is just psychological, or also a physical phenomenon?

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I had hysterectomy more than 10 yrs ago, but when I am around anyone esp family members that are menstruating I get their symptoms. Cramps, bloating, back pain, chocolate cravings and grumpiness, even the pre PMS stuff. I usually tell them, \"pls take a pill, you\'re killing me here\". Not sure what I can do about it, but would love some ideas. Would be great if it was just psychosomatic, but the pain and other symptoms are very real to me.

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@kimsmith

I had hysterectomy more than 10 yrs ago, but when I am around anyone esp family members that are menstruating I get their symptoms. Cramps, bloating, back pain, chocolate cravings and grumpiness, even the pre PMS stuff. I usually tell them, \"pls take a pill, you\'re killing me here\". Not sure what I can do about it, but would love some ideas. Would be great if it was just psychosomatic, but the pain and other symptoms are very real to me.

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I don\'t have those problems but 40 years after a total Hysterectomy I still experience a sharp pain on the left side of my body just below my rib cage. No amount of X-rays,mris,etc reveal what causes this.. It\'s worse in the am when I wake and get up. The pain seems to have increased over the years but as I am now 84 yo it obviously is not fatal. I go to a senior exercise class 3 x a week one of which includes light yoga and meditation. This is not a cure but it does relieve anxiety. So maybe this could help you a bit.

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is there a thread on here for pelvic floor collapse?

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Hello, @skd43usa, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. We do have some threads in particular where you will find members discussing repairs or other solutions for pelvic floor collapse:

http://mayocl.in/2C0KEGU (on sacrocolpopexy and cystocele repair)
http://mayocl.in/2oanxQV (on prolapse)

You may also wish to review these older discussions on Connect:
– Uterine/Bladder prolapse http://mayocl.in/2jNkQEu
– Uterine Prolapse Surgery http://mayocl.in/2jlPdPd

A couple of other resources you may find useful are the following:
http://mayocl.in/2EwonhK (Mayo Clinic information on pelvic organ prolapse)
http://mayocl.in/2EyFx2o (video with Dr. Yi from Mayo Clinic talking about pelvic floor disorder)

@coliemore, @darlia, @lynnmarie45 and @fox940 — I'm also tagging you here to make sure you are aware of these threads and resources, in case you'd like to check them out.

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