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Can a D&C procedure or anesthesia cause gas and constipation

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I had a D&C last thursday due to the loss of my pregnancy at 7 weeks. I only had a little cramping and light bleeding, but since Saturday night, I have had more cramping. This feels like a gas related cramping. My lower stomach feels bruised and hurts to press on it. I am still taking my prenatal vitimins, so I''m not having regular bowel movements. I was put to sleep during the procedure. I didn''t know if the procedure or anesthesia would cause gas pain. Wondering if that could be the cause, and what should I do for it?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD replied 8 years ago.

Hello,

Did you get a prescription for antibiotics after the D&C?

Do you have any burning or increased frequency in urine? Any diarrhea?

Has your bleeding increased now?