I had a full hysterectomy two days ago. The gas pains are pretty intense. I really have no pain from the actual hysterectomy but my stomach is distended etc. I'm passing stool, but not much gas. I'm walking around and trying to drink a lot of fluids. It is unusual for me to pass stool without some gas. I don't want to strain as I don't want to pop any stitches. I had the procedure done vaginally. A heating pad does seem to offer some relief but I was hoping by day 2 I'd be feeling better. I think the gas is related to my pouch versus my abdomen but I'm not 100% certain. Any helpful hints?