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someone at work was taking about it. thought it was insteresting reading: There may be a relationship between hysterectomy and IBS. A study in Sheffield found that 22% of women had symptoms of IBS before surgery (this is no different from the general population). Following hysterectomy (hysterectomy), 60% of those with IBS symptoms had improved or were symptom free.The bowel is sensitive to progesterone, which is secreted from the ovary after egg release during the second half of the menstrual cycle (luteal phase - Q2.13). Progesterone levels increase in pregnancy and this plays a part in the sluggishness of the bowel. Many women are aware of a change in bowel habit during the second half of the menstrual cycle or during their periods. Some studies, but not all, confirm that during the luteal phase the transit time for food to pass through the bowel increases leading to abdominal distension and constipationI don't mean to say we should run out and get a hysterectomy; but I was wondering ,, those women that have IBS and gotten one...did you find a difference???MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL
 
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