has anyone else been experiencing bowel pain 3 weeks after hysterectomy?

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I had TAH and ovaries removed 3 weeks ago today to deal with a large fibroid. After the op my surgeon told me I also had endometriosis. Ever since I came home I have been kept awake in the early hours every night by bowel pain and noise - its not v severe but enough to wake me up at regular intervals. It got a bit better after the first 4 days but since then stays about the same every night.I am not constipated and once I have had a bm, the pain settles down....till 3am again! My GP says things feel OK and "fingers crossed, its bruising and will settle down" but after 3 weeks of not sleeping well, I am getting tired and anxious that this is not simply going to resolve itself

Has anyone else had similar at 3 weeks and what helped?


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    Hi. I'mstill waiting for my appointment for hysterectomy but had laparoscopy in November to cut away endo and free by bladder and bowel from ovaries in readiness for this op. I had really bad bowel pain afterwards which I was told was the gas from op dispersing and to take buscapan. If you didn't have through keyhole sorry is unlikely to be the same but I wish youa speedy recovery 😊
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    Yes i did and to be honest it took several weeks for mine to sort themselve out properly.i went to docs a few times and same as you they said it was bruising
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