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I had my uterus takin out along with my Fallopian tubes and a anterior vaginal wall repear. Couple questions one of incisions is somewhat lifted like a bump where the other incision r flush with the skin. There is no infection or bleeding or anything. Also I notice when I get up to walk my lil laps around my apartment that my stomach feels really tight is that normal. Bought the worst thing ever im  only on day 2 and half. Also did anyone have back pain immediately after your procedure my back hurt so bad when they woke me up in recovery that it hurt more then the surgery pain. The back pain has subsided but can Any tell me when the worst is over. Thanks markee 

Ps have not had a bowel movement  since surgery been taking stool softeners lots of liquid water soft foods and nada feel like this will be very painful when I have a bm oh Lordy 

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    Hi,  feel sorry about your feeling.  You have to tell your dr How you feel.  I had same repair but no back pain only on lower ab while walking but gradually gone after 4 days.  I took pain med prescribed by my dr.  Have you informed them  of not having bowel  movement?  I was asking too much coz It seems to me not  normal.  I hope you find

    answers from your gp or surgeon.  God bless

    And heal you.

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    Hi Markee,

    I definitely understand the challenges you're going through.  I'm now 15 days post-op and still having lower pelvic pain and pain around the umbilical area.  I had a partial lap hysterectomy where the surgeon removed my uterus and Fallopian tubes, but left ovaries.  I did not have any back pain upon waking up, but a lot of neck pain I think from being intubated and having my neck in an overextended position.  

    I would contact your doctor about the stomach tightness.  I did not have that experience, but my small incisions due feel a little firm and have a bump.  That's part of the normal healing process and should go down.  It really helps me to wear an abdominal binder.  I actually used a huge ACE bandage and that way I could adjust the pressure.  

    As far as the constipation goes, I had the worst constipation of my life even with the dietary measures I took because of the narcotic pain medications.  It helps to use a hemorrhoid ointment prior to bowel movements.  I even used a gloved finger to help remove the really hardened stool.  I'm an RN, so I have helped older patients with stool impaction in this way, but never thought I'd have to do that to myself!  But it was much better than straining, especially with fresh wounds that are trying to heal.  I hope this helps.  Praying you have a good recovery.

     

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    That sounds terrible! I am totally rethinking this surgery. 
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      I had tvh and anterior repair in January and had very little pain. I took movicol for bowels and went everyday.. It was marvellous stuff and not bad for the bowels like laxatives.

      Google movicol and please don't worry. We are all so different in our recovery,no 2 women the same hun.

      I was like you very worried but honestly if you have a highly skilled surgeon like I did your on a winner. Take carex

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      hi ASHLEY87270

      I ALSO HAD tvh with repair due to prolapse. Just had prune juice for my bowel and it works for me. I HAD sharp pain whle walking but went away after few days. was given antibiotics coz said with infection. suggest you consult your doc and maybe have something for you. i am a worrier too. MY ADIVISE , worrying wont help but will make you more sick. THIS SITE helped me too. THANKS everyone for advises and sharing the journey. GID BLESS YOU. HEALING IS UP FOR YOU.

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      I never had any sharp pain..my recovery was very easy compared to others.

      Prune juice alone did nothing for me but it can help like you said.

      We are all so different hunxx

      blessing to allx

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      hi welshgirl67,

      i havent gone to this site for months. i hope you dont mind or to anyone. i got tvh laparoscopy a year ago but something is bothering me. i am having tingling and leg trembling followed by heart palpitatation and dontt know whether its related to surgery. HAS ANYONE EXPERIENCING THE SAME. its on and off for 2 mos now. ALL ECG AND BLOOD WORKS WERE NORMAL. pls advise. thank you.

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      Hi delia

      I'd be very surprised it has anything to do with your surgery hun. Could it be hormonal at all?

      If I was you I would contact your consultant or his secretary and ask the question.

      I wouldn't ask your GPS because they wouldn't really know as they are not in that specialist field. Please don't worry too much as all bloods and ecg are fine. I'd also get my vitamin deficiency checked by blood too just to make sure .xx

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