THis happened to Me and let Me tell you it has RUINED My life. Exact same thing NEVER constipated before hysterectomy. Docs just dismiss you. Its total BS! Im so sorry you are going thru this. SOme days I just feel hopeless now and wish to die because of this. Had My hysterectomy in Jan and now no health ins. due to job loss and divorce. Im really scared now what will happen to me as I just know I will need surgery to correct. Im really really in a bad situation just because I had a SLOPPY doctor do my hysterectomy and he was the head doc at GBMC hospital in baltimore! Sad thats the BEST they can do huh?
Thanks for writing in.
There is no clear cut association between hysterectomy and colonic inertia. Some of the causes of colonic inertia include inadequate water intake, inadequate fiber, lack of physical activity, increased stress, hypothyroidism, eating large amounts of dairy products, irritable bowel syndrome, neurological diseases and depression.
Avoiding dairy products, warm liquids, fruits and vegetables and drnking plenty of water helps.
It is very difficult to tell at the moment if your symptom of colonic inertia is due to the recent surgical procedure.