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Recovering from Surgery

I had excision surgery for endo 9 days ago. I know the recovery takes a while but I'm still having a lot of nausea, bowel cramps and lack of appetite. I had endo on my bowel and my appendix was removed. Has anyone had similar symptoms after surgery and did they resolve? Is this normal?

  1. First, let me say that it's best to ask your doctor when you're concerned about your symptoms. They might be able to give you some better guidance about what to expect with your particular procedure. With that said, it's pretty common to have stomach and bowel issues after any kind of a surgery. I would imagine this might be moreso if you've had endo removed from your bowel. But I've never had endo on my bowel, so I'd only be guessing. Sometimes you can get nausea and constipation just from the anesthesia or the pain pills you take post-surgery. That's happened to me. I had excision surgery and appendix removal this past March, and I felt pretty sick the first couple of days. (My doctor even gave me anti-nausea pills because he said that might happen.) And I was very rundown — like couldn't go to work rundown — for at least 2 weeks. It took 7 weeks until I could go for a run or do normal exercise. My best advice is to rest and give your body time to heal. And call your doctor if you think something isn't right. Wishing you well! - Keri (endometriosis.net team member)

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