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On 10/1/03, I had a partial hysterectomy. I kept my ovaries and fallopian tubes. I also had total pelvic reconstruction with a TVT Sling on my bladder. I am midcycle right now and also almost 3 weeks post op. I had very little pain in the last week but I believe I am experiencing ovulation pain (as I have occasionally experienced this prior to the hysterectomy) Is it still possible to have ovulating pain even though my uterus is gone? It is much worse than I remember and I am real gassy. Could this be because I am also healing from surgery as well? Anyone else experience this? Thanks! Debbie
I had both of my ovaries removed with my hyst, but I have read many posts from women who kept their ovaries/tubes and experienced pain from ovulation post-operatively. It has often been described much as you are describing your pain, in that it is cyclical with PMS type symptoms.
I did experience gas problems for several weeks post-operatively, so that could be part of the normal healing process and not related to your ovaries.
I'd suggest that you let your Dr. know of your symptoms, especially since you also had repair work done, just to be on the safe side and be sure that your pain is not related to something else.
I think it's normal...I kept my ovaries also and have felt a few familiar old pains. I guess the once a month when the eggs start their journey we will start feeling what ever was normal for our ovulation. kinda ***** I guess but at least we don't have the periods
I do agree with TIna though, check with your Dr to be on the safe side.
I had an abd. hysterectomy at age 30 in '91, kept my ovaries. Had those removed 10-02-03. I definately had ovulation pain after that. I always said I "went through the motions, just didn't have the end result"!!