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I had a total hysterectomy almost 3 years ago for post menopausal heavy bleeding. since then there have been negative side effects from this major surgery. I must stress that it did cure early stage cancer which was addressed very quickly for which I am very grateful. But both my bladder and bowel function have declined to the point where it has affected the quality of my life and I am paying privately to see a consultant. Has anyone else experienced this issue and if so how have you dealt with it?

Thank you


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Krickets profile image

Not with a hysterectomy but because I have a herniated disc

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Lara1244 in reply to Krickets

Hi there - thanks for reply.

Gaia12 profile image

Hi Lara, I had a hysterectomy when I was 31 and a bilateral Salpingo oophorectomy (ovaries and tubes) at 38. After that I began having some problems that are like yours. My Gastroenterologist helped me with the bowel problems partly through diet and partly through fiber supplements. I have been using pads for mild urinary incontinence. I know my sister, who also had those surgeries ended up with worse urinary incontinence and she is seeing a urologist and she is continuing to try to get help. I believe she’s about to start using Botox. She also uses pads and there are some that are Not visible under clothes. Always Discreet in particular.

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Lara1244 in reply to Gaia12

Thank you so much for your reply - it’s helpful to know I’m not alone - I had a colonoscopy because of my bowel problems - pain during procedure was off the scale as they weren’t aware I had a hysterectomy and should have had sedation!!! And still not sorted - along with urinary incontinence. trying to find a GP with gynaecological and menopause experience is biggest stress and actually just getting through to surgery so I’m paying privately to have my questions answered by an expert!!!!

Take care xx

Ramsbird profile image

This is interesting to read as i asked for hysterectomy maybe should re think

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