I never imagined in my wildest dreams that hysterectomy would fix my chronic constipation. But it has. I have not changed my diet. I am not eating some uber fiber diet and drinking 12 1/2 quarts of water a day. I am eating the same ol’ whatever every day and somehow sans uterus I’m having regular poops … no more of those itty bitty hard as rock pebbles anymore. TMI? Well, you are reading a hysterectomy blog — what did you expect?!
Are you learning anything yet?
I ❤ having my uterus out. The regularity and fecal fluffiness provides me with joy every morning. The happiness in simple stuff … I really am getting old … but I’m not as full of sh*t as I used to be!
P.S. I just found this study …
Preservation of the cervix seemed to be associated with an increased risk of the development of constipation.
Hysterectomy does not seem to cause constipation. In nearly half of the patients reporting constipation before hysterectomy, this symptom will disappear.
Check it out here: Constipation Study AFTER Hysterectomy.