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Can't feel abdominal muscles 2 years after hysterectomy

By March 14, 2015 - 9:00pm
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Before surgery I worked out almost every day. In doing my ab exercises I could feel my muscles the next day especially if I was doing a new exercise. After getting the the O.K. from my doctor that I could get back to my regular routine (I was very lucky and didn't not have any problems post surgery) I slowly worked back into my routine. I called my doctor months later to tell her that I cannot feel any abdominal soreness. She told me to work harder! I can do 100s of ab exercise and other muscles get sore and I don't feel anything in my abs. I called her again and got the same answer. I am 5' and about 110 and age 55. I do have that bloated tummy feeling and look from time to time, which is frustrating. I have never seen this question any where and hope someone might be able to help, or to let me know if there is another type of doctor that might have some answers for me.
I appreciate any information anyone might have.
Thank you.

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Hi Faith
I also had abdominal hysterectomy 2 years ago , I am also experiencing the same thing I have no feeling in my abdominal. I contacted my OBGYN , I get the same results . I have contact a Lawyer and currently awaiting answers. This is very frustrating .
I wish you well

June 12, 2015 - 2:31pm

Hello paddy15,

Thus far, there has been no scientific connection between hysterectomys and unresponsive abdominal muscles.  So what you are experiencing is most likely not related to the surgery.  

The soreness from workouts is due to lactic acid that builds up in the muscles.  If you do not feel sore, it is most likely because your body is clearing the acid more efficiently now than before.

Staying hydrated is the key to illuminate bloating.


March 15, 2015 - 12:21pm
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