Anyone else had this after 15 years

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i had a total hysterectomy 15 years ago. 

Everything was removed. 

But the last week or so I'm getting a dragging feeling where my cervix should be, just wondered if it's a bladder infection, I'm trying to drink plenty of water.

but I do remember the doctor saying that everything moves when you've had a hysterectomy to fill the space, also wondered now I'm getting older my muscles in my abdomen aren't as stronge so I'm noticing things more. 

Other wise iv been fine for 15 years. 

Any feed back would be much appreciated. 

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    Hi Julie, 

    I had my total hysterectomy 2 and 1/2 years ago so not as long as you but my tummy muscles have gone to pot completely, I've just bought myself one of those 'core' exercisers to see if that will help a bit, I am up to 50 situps a day woohoo!

    I'm getting quite a lot of uti's and apart from the lack of hormones I contribute it partly to the fact that my bladder and bowel have both dropped, you have got a little prolapse have you? I suppose that is possible though I don't know if that happens after 15 , but don't rule it out, perhaps go see your GP to put your mind at rest.


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      Thank you for replying.

      my tummy muscles haven't been right since the hysterectomy.

      im on my feet all day, so don't think that's helping. 

      Iv never had a uti but there's always the first time.

      well done you for doing your sit ups, wonder if I started doing then it would help, or is it to late?? How old are you if you don't mind me asking.

      i will try and get into see my gp, aptmt are like gold dust here. 

      Joys of being a woman.  🙄


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      I don't mind you asking my age at all, I was 62 when I had my hysterectomy so (eek) I'll be 65 in January, do you know, I have to stop and think about it sometimes, I had my op done in the December so I may even have still been 61.....oh dear, senior moments.biggrin

      We are very lucky at our GP's surgery, we can usually get seen within a couple of days at the very least.

      Definitely we ladies get poked and prodded a lot for different medical things don't we? I certainly didn't expect it when I was in my 60's but heyho we seem to cope.

      Let me know how you get on.


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      I'm going to be 57 at the end of this month. 

      Im the same, I was 42 when I had mine. 

      I suppose I should have done more excersise when I had the operation but I wasn't able to move for weeks because of the way they had to cut me to remove all of the endermetrosis, 

      iv just been looking at gentle exercises to do for pelvic strengthening so I'm going to have a go at those for a couple of weeks to see if that makes any difference, before I go to the doctors. 

      Keep up the good work, 

      will keep you posted on how I'm doing 


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    Only a Dr. examining you can diagnose this. It could be a large range of things from a prolapse (always possible with or without hysterectomy and is as our tissues get thinner post-menopausal and can depend on what type of delivery of a baby years ago); or an adhesion from previous surgery etc. etc. Did the Surgeon dissect out the endo?
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      Sorry only just seen your reply.

      natural child births 32 and 35 years ago.

      had my appendix removed nearly 40 years ago.

      couldnt remove all Endometriosis, but my gp changed my HRT to estrogen only one, but said after 15 year what was remaining would have dispersed. I'm on sertraline and Iv also read that it can cause lower tummy pains, I will yet again make a gp appointment, 

      i suppose I should expect aches and pains now I'm getting older. ??

      Thank you for replying 

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    Also you've got a 50% chance of prolapse if any of your babies were over 9lb! Maybe you've got adhesions from all that's been done in your tum!

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      Not big babies really

      first 6lb 8oz and 7lb 15oz. 

      Iv only had the funny sensation for about three weeks, everything up to then has been fine. 

      Like you say things are getting thinner tissue and skin wise.

      will see how it goes over the next 2 weeks, im doing some pelvic floor 

      excersises to try and strengthen them.

      thank you for replying 


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