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21 Sep 2007

Hysterectomy - complications afterwards
I had a hysterectomy two weeks ago and was admitted to hospital again on Monday this week as I had extreme cramps and pain in my lower abdomen. My gynae admitted me for pelvic haemtoma. Ultra Sounds, CT scans, blood- and urine tests showed that everything seemed fine. I still have the pain and cramps though. Is this normal? I had complications in hospital (when I had the hysterectomy). I had very low blood pressure, had a blood transfusion because of a very low Hemoglobin level, was on oxygen as I had trouble breathing. The iron tablets prescribed for me, caused diarrhoea for 10 days. I eventually stopped taking it. I got Lomotil to stop the diarrhoea. I'm bleeding excessively and feel very weak. I also have no appetite and weigh about 50 kgs at the moment. What can be done? Please help. Is it normal to have this pain? My ovaries are still intact and it feels as though everything inside is pulling into one tight knot. Usually when this happens, I bleed a lot. Can you give me some kind of indication what to do... I'm using Voltaren suppositories at the moment but I find that it really burns me. I'm also on Orpic 250mg. Please help. I'm too weak to get out of bed and it is two weeks after the op. I'm 33 years old and feel like I'm 100. HELP ME PLEASE! What other pain killers can I ask my doctor to prescribe? I don't want to use something that is going to constipate me I'm suffering from piles as well. You can see that I'm in quite a bad situation and I don't know what to do anymore. I'd be grateful for any kind of assistance, please...
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01 Jan 0001

It sounds very much like a blood clot which is draining itself. I am not sure why you are having the pain. It is normal to have pain after a hysterectomy and I cannot assess from this side of the screen whether what you are experiencing is more than normal or not. If you are weak, it may be that the blood loss has made you anaemic again. All I can suggest is that you see your doctor again.

Best wishes
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