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    What causes rashes on the abdomen post a hysterectomy?

Posted on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: on 6/29/17 I had a total hysterectomy after they found cancer. I am 57 yrs old,and post menopausal. doc said everything looked good. my 5 incision were glued and they look ok. there is no itching. I have passed gas and have had quite a few bowel movements. prior to surgery, I had a every hard time,eating or drinking. any little bit of food or liquid makes me bloat and feel like,I have over ate. this has continued after the surgery, and is worse than before. today is day 6 post o.o. I found a rash o my abdomen that is spread
Answered by Dr. Sunil 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Microbiota disturbance as a result of surgery.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for query.

You are having disturbed gut flora due to surgery.If good bacterial community is disturbed food is improperly fermented causing production of large amount of gases in gut leading to severe flatulence.
Take a proton pump inhibitor like Esomeprazole 40 mg twice daily along with a prokinetic drug (eg.Domperidone) for 7 days. This will provide you symptomatic relief from symptoms.
Any over counter probiotic should be taken for few days to provide relief in symptoms of indigestion.
Please attach a clear photo of abdominal rash.

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Follow up: Dr. Sunil 13 hours later
this is the best I can get. this started yesterday. I am not a person that gets rashes. this is new. please understand that I am a nurse and have been trained to notice changes.
Answered by Dr. Sunil 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Follow up answer.

Detailed Answer:
Hey again,
These are big rashes i can see 5 of then in picture.

"I found a rash o my abdomen that is spread"-I hope you can understand that its very difficult to understand intensity of problem just by reading one line.

I think you should go initially for following tests like
Platelet counts
bleeding time and clotting time of blood.

There is a possibility that blood is over thinned hence causing problem.
Keep a watch and in case more rashes appear go for these tests asap.

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