Pelvic & Lower Abdominal Pain Post Partial Hysterectomy

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If you undergo a partial hysterectomy, you will be at risk of experiencing complications like a reaction to anesthesia, blood clots, bleeding, or pain in your lower abdominal and pelvic area.

Partial hysterectomy's put a woman at risk for certain complications.
Partial hysterectomy's put a woman at risk for certain complications. (Image: AnaBGD/iStock/Getty Images)

Partial Hysterectomy

In a partial hysterectomy, a surgeon will remove only the upper part of your uterus. Your cervix is not removed, according the US Department of Health and Human Services.

A surgeon removes the upper part of your uterus in a partial hysterectomy.
A surgeon removes the upper part of your uterus in a partial hysterectomy. (Image: Stefano Lunardi/iStock/Getty Images)

Incision Pain

Your surgeon could make an incision in your lower abdomen to perform your partial hysterectomy. Post surgery, you could feel pain at the incision site.

You may feel pain at the incision site.
You may feel pain at the incision site. (Image: Piotr Marcinski/iStock/Getty Images)

Pelvic Pressure

After a hysterectomy, it is normal to feel bloated in your lower abdomen and pelvic area. You could also feel pressure and discomfort because of the bloating, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

It is normal to feel bloated following a hysterectomy.
It is normal to feel bloated following a hysterectomy. (Image: michaeljung/iStock/Getty Images)

Urinary Dysfunction

You could develop a urinary tract infection after your surgery. If this happens, you could experience pelvic pain like a burning sensation when you urinate.

You may develop a UTI following your surgery.
You may develop a UTI following your surgery. (Image: overcrew/iStock/Getty Images)

Other Causes

Other causes of pelvic and lower abdominal pain during your post partial hysterectomy include injury to your bowel or bladder during surgery, an infection in your incision site or pain in your pelvis during sexual intercourse.

There are other causes of pelvic and lower abdominal pain.
There are other causes of pelvic and lower abdominal pain. (Image: simonthon/iStock/Getty Images)

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