Had Hysterectomy in alot of pain

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by gwheezy41, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. gwheezy41

    gwheezy41 New Member

    Hi I had hysterectomy on Wednesday morning and still in pain. When does it END? I've been given Vicodin to take, but it's been making me real nauseous. Tried tylenol with codeine not good either. Only stayed in hospital 1 day. It feels like mean menstrual cramps. I was not cut on the outside, it was taken out from you know where. Do you think a warm pad on abdomen would be OK?
  2. mom4three

    mom4three New Member

    I had it on A wednesday Went home Friday and was in such horrible pain.. Well it turned out to be gas... Horrible painful gas.. My hubby went out bought a fleet enema he had to do this because I was double over and then I took a hot shower and I felt so much better. I to had the same Hysto you do..
    Hope this helps and I hope you feel better:)

    My pain was like sever menstral cramps as well.
  3. mariee

    mariee Member

    I had a lot of pain for quite a while, but did have the major incision...
    Great website for ways of dealing w. pain and good recovery info is hystersisters.com
    Good luck to you. Take care of yourself and go slow. You had major surgery. And if you don't feel better in a couple of days, call your doc for help.
    Blessings.
    Mariee
  4. butterfly8

    butterfly8 New Member



    I had a total hysterectomy about 16 years ago and I was in hospital for 10 days, then in bed for over 2 weeks with nursing afterwards. For the first 3 or 4 days I was on a morphine drip. You are entitled to be be pain!!!! Admittedly I had the old fashioned operation, but you have still had a lot of stuff done to your inside.

    I do not know about the warm pad - I would definitely check it out with the doc. first. However, it is important to obtain pain relief, because my doc. said that the body heals faster if there is less pain for it to endure. Take care and take it slowly.
  5. cerise

    cerise New Member

    Had an abdominal hysterectomy in Jan. 2003. Was in the hospital for 3 to 4 days. I had a morphine drip while I was there. I had some really strong pain meds for the first 2 weeks I was home.

    Sounds like you need stonger pain meds to get you through the initial healing period.

    Didn't the hospital send you home with any "aftercare" info?

    Remember you just had surgery. Your body needs to heal and it's going to hurt initially.

  6. Busyknitter2

    Busyknitter2 New Member

    I had the total done in 12/99. They went in thru an incision in the stomach and took everything out. That was bad enought but when the Dr. started sewing things up he sewed a stitch thru my urether tube. I had to go back in for a scope to see if it could be opened up, it could not. I then had to go back in and a team of specialists had to repair it. I was in the hospital for 5 days, it was only going to be 4 but on the 4th day I got a high fever. I had to wear a catheter for a week after I came home, and had to go to the specialist for all kinds of tests. I was in alot of pain, and could do nothing for two weeks and it was a long haul after that.
    As others said maybe you need stronger pain meds. or if it doesn't get better real soon call your Dr.
  7. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    gwheezy41:

    Yes. I would say a warm heating pad on the abdomen would help. I might hear otherwise, but my vote is for that.

    I had a large incision and went through the pain for quite some time. Yet, if you think of what they did: what woman would not have severe pain. It is an ordeal physically and mentally.

    Rest all you can, sweetheart and know that YES, the pain does go away.

    Hugs,
    NyroFan
  8. mom4three

    mom4three New Member

    I had mine November of 2005. So not to long ago.. I did have the exact pain you had.. I promise you will feel better if you do what I did. Trust me on this. I know I was in so much pain I almost went back to the hospital and was thinking this is not gas I know what gas feels like and this is not gas pain. You will feel better please trust me on this..
  9. Mar19

    Mar19 New Member

    I'm so sorry you're in so much pain. I'm also surprised they realeased you. Actually, I guess I'm not; health insurance companies do not care one bit about us!

    I had a vaginal hysterectomy in the 90's. I couldn't even get out of bed for the first 3 days, thanks to these DDs. I was in the hospital for a week. Thankfully I had a very compassionate doctor who was willing to fight for me.

    I only had my uterus removed, did they leave your ovaries also?

    Let me give you a note of encouragement though. Even though the pain post-operatively was bad, it wasn't as bad as it would have been if they had gone thru your tummy -- I've had other surgeries, I know. Big owie!

    Another thing, once you do recover, and you will. No more messing around with the misery every month. I used to get the worst periods. Very painful and very heavy. I can't tell you how glad I am to not have my uterus anymore. I think I would undergo it again even knowing how much it hurt just to get rid of all the pain I went thru every month for all those years.

    Give your doctor a call and see what s/he recommends. I've already offered a prayer for you.

    Love and blessings
    mar
  10. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    Take some simethicone(gasX) when they do these surgeries they pump loads of gas into your belly to distend it and the pain is something awful. Plus they bruise the whole of the intestine which also, BTW has to find a new place in the abdomen as your insides have more space.


    Try the gasx, and tell the doc you need a pain patch if this does not work.


    Love Anne C
  11. rosemarie

    rosemarie Member

    I had a total abdominal hyeresterectomy with the removal of both ovaries, uterus, tubes, and cervix. I also had my appendix out at that time as it was not as good as it needed to be.
    I spent the first 3 days on a morphine pain pump and then I was put on demoral pills. I also had some perocet instead of the demoral.

    I knew thatI had some bad problems but I didn't think that the pain was going to wipe me out so much. And it is not just the pain it the emotional part of having a hyersectomy. Some women feel that they have lost their female part of their lives and that there will be no more babies.

    I some years later my sister had her heresctomey vagionally. She spent 4 days in the hospital for PAIN CONTROL.And when she was sent home it was to BED for the next two weeks with no lifting anything that you can't life with the palm of one hand.

    It is my thought that you need to go to your ER and get your pain undercontrol before it gets so out of hand that you can no loner cope with it.

    Please get it checked out and take care of your self.


    Don't wait get some pain control soon./
    Rosemarie
  12. ilovepink4

    ilovepink4 Member

    I agree with Cromwell...you need Gas X or generic antigas medicine....and on a regular basis until this clears up...also, a stool softener like colace....i had the abdominal incision hysterctomy but i also had a laproscopy surgery and that was awful from the gas...so, get that gas x...and ask your doc for a different type of pain med...there is no reason to sit home and suffer...if you were a man, they would have loaded you up with lots of pain meds...
    seriously, the gas that is in your body right now can cause you to have pain with every breath if you let it get out of hand....so, GAS X and then make some music!!!
    pink
  13. ilovepink4

    ilovepink4 Member

    i think you were smart to get the vaginal hysterctomy instead of abdominal....it takes a long time to heal from the big incision...six weeks of pain....
  14. Pianowoman

    Pianowoman New Member

    This staying in hospital 1 day is crazy isn't it?! Is there any way you could get something stronger for pain? Also, if the meds make you nauseous, you can take something for nausea too. That's what they would do in hospital.

    You likely do have gas as well. The warm pads might help with that. Remember too that your meds are adding to a slowing down of your gut! Walking will help if you can.

    I really hope that the pain lessens soon. It's no fun.
    Thinking of you.
    Kathy.
  15. mom4three

    mom4three New Member

    Gas x too and it was not enough to relieve the pain. Nor was the pain meds. I even took way more gas x and stool softners then I was supposed to. Anyway. I feel like I am being over looked here..

    So please don't overlook my post.

    I had a vaginal hysterectomy just 6 months ago and I was in your situation. the above post will help you temendously. I promise.

    Tracy
  16. tandy

    tandy New Member

    but just on a low heat setting~


    Also,.... Please call your drs. office (gyno)
    and demand that you need something stronger for your pain!! They can call a script into your pharmacy,..and you can have a friend or relative pick it up for you.

    Tell the doc. the vicodens make you feel sick to your stomach.
    You'll have better luck with percocette,or demerol. at least for a few days.??
    Rest as much as you can~
    Hoping your feeing better soon :)
    Hugs
    Tandy
  17. gwheezy41

    gwheezy41 New Member

    Thank you Ladies, I got some relief using hot pad and Doc gave me demerol, much better now. Only one thing...you know those mean cramps you'd get when having a bowel movement During your period, Well still have those cramps,will that stop after healing process?....Virginia