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CRAMPS AND BACKACHE 8 years after total hysterectomy / oopherectomy

Hello -

I had a total hysterectomy / oopherectomy in 2003.  Now, for the last 3 weeks, I have had severe lower abdominal pelvic area cramps and a lower backache.  If I hadn't had the hysterectomy I would be convinced I was about to have a period.  I do have IBS, but I am not having any of the other symptoms that I would normally have (no diareaha, not constipated) -- this feels different.  Should I be concerned?  Do you have any thoughts as to what might be the cause?

Thank you,
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If all of your pelvic organs have been removed, the most likely culprit is bowel or bladder.
If you were my patient, I would perform an abdominal and pelvic exam plus a urinalysis.
If you don't have a bladder infection, I would consider such things as diverticulitis/losis
Hope this helps!
Dr B
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