Post-hysterectomy IBS

Hi. I'd love to hear from anyone whose problems dated from a hysterectomy. My IBS problems were C-based and infrequent until a hysterectomy ten years ago for a fast-growing fibroid, after which all bowel movements felt as if they were happening in the birth canal. Which I no longer had. Constant discomfort rather than pain was my experience, with a sense of constriction and frequent bloating. All stools resembled chocolate finger biscuits or the occasional very slim Toblerone. I have never been able to work out a food trigger. In the past three years I have also had several scary episodes of what felt like a twisted bowel lasting for many hours with acute pain and sometimes vomiting. I am currently trying Symprove which seems to produce looser but hard to pass results and a vague low level feeling of irritation. In other words it seems to put the I into IBS. 'Irritable' has never felt an accurate description of what I feel. Ring any bells?

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  • Yes I had a hysterectomy due to cervical cancer and fibroids. My IBS started after that. I had op about 18 years ago..xx

  • Yes I had a hysterectomy15 months ago, but I have had IBS for about 16 years but I

    must admit my IBS has been worse. Have you tried Normacol granules they do help

    with your motions as they soften it and make it easier to pass. Unfortunately I get

    diarrhoea with mine as well. I have tried gluten free and wheat free in my diet but no different it

    is just trial and error. I also have ulcerative colitis which does not help, but do try the

    Normacol granules prescribed by your GP. Hope this helps

  • Have you seen a GI specialist? There is physical therapy for abdominal pain that's very effective. My IBS-C started after preparation for a colonoscopy, but the doctor was able to bring on the pain through vaginal manipulation and discovered the source of the pain is in the hip connection through the abdomen.

  • Pat, your information is awesome. None of my Drs are getting this type of connection. Have you got ANY more details/ information? Would be much appreciated. Thanks:-)

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