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Hysterectomy, removed uterus cancer, gas pains. what is treatment?

Hi, it is 3 weeks since my hysterectomy. It was Da Vinci and everything removed because there was cancer in my uterus, which they got all of. It seems like the gas pains are getting worse instead of better and it's 3 weeks. I called the doctor, they said to take gas-x...didn't help. How long will this last. Other's posts don't seem to have such a long time suffering from this as I do.
Asked On : Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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Apr 2013
Hi and welcomet to HCM.
This isnt unusual after such procedures. Uterus is close to colon and any manipulaton in that area can cause mobility disorders. Sometimes even 1-2 months is needed till normal motility establish. Try to eat smaller meals and avoid food that makes you bloating. There is no other specific treatment. If symptoms persist more than 6weeks it can be caused by adhesions and then imaging tests should be performed to evaluate this condition. Wish you good health.
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