I had the same thing after a lap and D&C last year. My surgeon explained that it is normal, and caused by the gas dissipating after the surgery. If the hospital sent you home with pain killers (usually something like Panadeine forte) they will help somewhat, but not completely.
My surgeon told me to take DeGas tablets also (over the counter at chemist) and to walk around the house as much as possible to try to move the gas. Laying flat is the worst thing you can do as it makes the pain worse. Sitting up is good, but walking around a little bit every hour is better.
I hope you feel better soon, I remember how painful it is. It took about a week for mine to go away completely but it did get better each day with the walking and DeGas.
Edited by **Marni**, 12 February 2013 - 05:51 PM.