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Post-op sickness / nausea


I am into my third week post total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of everything) and repair to bowel, bladder due to adhesion and lesions. Initially felt better once I had antibiotics for urinary infection.

However, I now feel very sick, especially nauseous after any food and my stomach is tender and bloated. Is this normal, it is still early days ?

I am not taking anything as yet for medical menopause until I discuss the extent of endometriosis with consultant, could the sickness be relate to hormones or an infection?

Any suggestions welcome.

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Hello! As I am only in the beginning of this whole endometriosis thing (I am waiting for my final diagnosis-hopefully- ) I do not have any suggestions but I wish you well! I hope you have very good doctors taking care of you and everything goes smoothly!!!


I had the same op on the 17th of March - first 4 weeks were rough but I seem to have turned a corner now, though I'm still very tired. I have had issues with pain management, bleeding and infection, have been back in hospital twice and have seen my GP twice.

TBH I would be going to see your GP as soon as you can. This is a major surgery and anything that's making you concerned should be checked out. If you are really worried, go to A&E as they can assess you and readmit you if necessary.


Thank you all for the replies. I think it's a trip to the doctors tomorrow. It feels like a urinary infection, sick and dizzy with raw feeling and tightness in bladder. Possibly blood in my urine. Pathetic but I can't tell where the small amount of blood is coming from.


Yes advise trip to Dr. So many variables! I ended up with liver damage from all the posts op meds, which is thankfully recovering, but am still wiped out, 7 weeks post op. Also had/still have some sort of cold /cough virus so that's not helpful!

Bladder issues and Uti 's are very common post op so best to check it out.


Thanks BBBOA

Just returned with another prescription for my second bladder infection in 3 weeks or the same one unresolved.

I had catheter issues at the hospital initially unable to empty my bladder without one, so I had a second one put in for a short period of time. I had separation and repairs to both rectum, colon and bladder so I guess bladder and colon are going to be it of sorts fur a while.

I expect all GPS are under the same time pressures but I barely had time to sit down and open my mouth before mine showed me the door just now.

So, I've brought forward / inserted an extra post op review with my consultant for this coming Monday to try to get some answers. He's a general gynae surgeon and will have the best idea of my current position and how much damage the endometriosis has done. I was undiagnosed until he opened me up.

I saw your post on medical menopause and HRT. That's one of my queries on Monday. I'll post if I find out anything useful and any strong feelings against them at all.

All the best and thank you again, it's reassuring the have someone a step ahead.

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I have been trialling zoladex which is chemical menopause and initially has too low a dose of tibilone addback hrt. It gave me crazy bad side effects including dizziness nausea and brain fog and memory loss. I would definitely discuss hrt with your consultant.


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