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Unread 10-13-2005, 09:05 PM
Fluid in uterus

Hello! I am new here and have been surfing the site most of the day. My doctor told me last week he thought I may need a hysterectomy and today I went for a sonogram. While there the nurse stayed on the left side quit some time which is where most of my pain is but my question comes in here. She said I had fluid in my uterus. This only comfirms what I had thought. I had an ablation in May of 2004 and since then I keep "leaking" it is a clear fluid that I feel gush out at times. I thought it was coming from there but then I thought maybe it was urine even though there was no odor. I am curious if anyone else has had this problem? I go to my doctor tomorrow to talk about the results and maybe schedule my surgery...we will see. I am so happy to have found this site what a wealth of information.
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Unread 10-15-2005, 09:40 AM
Fluid in uterus

Magdalen, did you find out what this fluid was in your uterus? It sounds very curious to me. I also wonder what it could be. Let us know when you find out. Hope your doctor appointment went well. Sending {{{hugs}}} to you............
Unread 10-15-2005, 09:14 PM
Fluid in uterus

When I went to see my doctor he said this happens sometimes to women that have ablations done, I had one in May of 2004. Now mind you this is a new doctor and now we know why I have a new doctor because the old one just kept saying he wasn't sure what it was. I am having a TVH on Dec 15th 2005 keeping the ovaries we hope.
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Unread 10-16-2005, 04:00 AM
Fluid in uterus

I had a NovaSure ablation in January and was having non-stop discharge DAILY for over 12 weeks. I also had an ultrasound that did show fluid in my uterus. At the time, my gyn was not concerned about it (it was a minimal amount) and wanted me to wait it out a bit longer. Well, at 16 weeks, I went back to her and said that I just couldn't take it any more (the non-stop discharge...every color & consistency imaginable). The reason I had the ablation was for frequent periods (every 2 weeks), so as I saw things....I was actually worse off than prior to the ablation. She finally agreed to a hysterectomy (realizing that this was affecting my "quality of life"). As for the fluid in the uterus....my gyn had no real explanation. Basically, my uterus was "spent"...ka-put. I had some cysts on my ovaries and lesions (?) within the uteran wall. I don't quite understand all the pathology lingo....but I do recall my gyn saying after the surgery that my uterus did have to come out. My only regret was that I had to go through the ablation first.
I am so happy with my decision to have the hyst. and I do wish you luck with yours!
Unread 12-27-2007, 05:48 AM
Fluid in uterus

Good morning,

I know this is an old thread but I am having all of the above. I had an ablation in April 2007 because my periods were very heavy and the clotting was unbearable. I also had a DNC done at the same time because my doctor had to make sure that I did not have any cancerous cells in my uterus. In July I had the worse pain imaginable and after several test in the ER and going to my family doctor it was concluded that I probably had a cyst that had ruptured. When I went to my GYN, a scan was done and it was noted that I had fluid in my uterus. My doctor told me that this happens sometimes in women that have had ablations and he could drain the fluid in the office. In October I started having bad pains once again and to make a long story short, the fluid keeps building up despite him draining the uterus again. I am in pain as we speak and I will probably have to have a hysterectomy. I really do not have the time to have one at the moment because of all of the training that I need to attend. But I guess when the 2nd of January rolls around next week I will have my mind made up.
Unread 01-02-2008, 03:43 PM
Fluid in uterus

Good luck to you. I am having the exact problem. I had an ablation about 3 years ago. I was in severe pain a couple weeks ago. A trip to the ER, CT Scan, Gall Bladder ultrasound, and an EGD...nothing. They did note some fluid buildup in my uterus. I've spent the last 4 days in bed on pain pills because the pain returned. An ultrasound today showed a "lot" of buildup. Now I'm having to make the decision to have it drained or get LAVH. It seems my cervix has closed up possibly due to scar tissue. I know that there is at least a small opening because I spotted over the weekend but apparently it's not opening enough to let everything drain. Dr. said she could give me valium and try to drain it in the office or do it in OR. She tried to biopsy my cervix several months ago and I came unglued because it hurt so bad. She couldn't get her instrument in because it was closed up so tightly. Today, she was "puzzled" by the fluid because I also had my tubes tied when I had the ablation.

I also do not have the time to do the LAVH but I can't stand the pain and am also afraid the draining is a temporary fix.
Unread 01-02-2008, 04:13 PM
Fluid in uterus

I had an ablation and tubal done in January 2007. Everything seemed to go fine until Sept 2007. I started having pains on my right side, I thought maybe an ovarian cyst. Things got worse over the next month so I called my doctor at the end of October. They did an ultrasound and found fluid in my uterus. She said I had cervical stenosis a rare complication of the ablation where the cervix closes off with scar tissue. They attempted to drain it in the office, but had to stop due to excrutiating pain so I was off to the OR for a D&C that afternoon. I did great for the next week and then the excrutiating pain episodes returned. When I went in for my post op visit she checked my cervix which was still open after the D&C. That is when I was diagnosed with adenomyosis another complication of the ablation. At that point I was scheduled for a hysterectomy as I was in intense pain every night. When she drained my uterus in the OR, she didn't get as much fluid as she thought she would. I never had any drainage once I recovered from the ablation. I assume it was my uterus trying to rebel against me! I wish you the best as you sort things out and make decisions.
Unread 01-02-2008, 04:27 PM
Fluid in uterus

I have a question about your right side pain. I was experiencing the same BEFORE I had the tubal/ablation. The Dr was going to remove the ovary if it was bad but didn't. I've continued to have the right side pain but I've had several tests and the ovary appears to be healthy. He did mention that sometimes a ligament will just pull on it and make it uncomfortable but I don't want to deal with the aggravation it causes. I am trying to decide whether to have this one ovary removed even though it appears to be healthy. Did your right side pain go away with the TLH? I believe, just in this afternoon's time, I have decided I am going to go ahead with the LAVH keeping (at least) one ovary. I don't need the uterus so there's really no need to keep it. I do want to check with the Dr about my cervix because she didn't mention it. I assume she means to take it if it's closed up with scar tissue but I'm understanding it helps support the pelvic floor...???
Unread 01-02-2008, 04:44 PM
Fluid in uterus

I continued to have right sided pain til the day of my TLH. During my November post op D&C visit she repeated the ultrasound which showed no fluid in the uterus at that time, but a small cyst on the right ovary. The surgeon who did my TLH really checked out the ovaries but didn't see anything unusual, so she left both of them. (she took pictures of them and gave them to my husband- I will take them with me when I go in for my post op visit for the details as my husband didn't remember any details) I wanted to keep them, but after two previous surgeries this year I was nervous that if she didnt' take them, we'd be going back later to get them. Since my TLH, I no longer have the right sided pain that I'd had. My doctor was pretty sure it was just referred pain from the adenomyosis. She did take my cervix as well. She said that the recommendations were if you take the uterus there is no real good reason to keep the cervix. She did a pelvic exam when we were discussing things and checked out the pelvic floor by having me bear down. I have never given birth so I don't know if that affects things or not.

When you think you've asked all the questions you have, others always pop up! I would talk more with your doctor to help you make the right decision for you. Right now I have no regrets, but I am only 2 weeks out. I hope to continue on with no regrets!
Unread 01-02-2008, 04:53 PM
Fluid in uterus

I am making a list of questions for her because things do keep popping up. I am experiencing pain at this very moment and I just can't continue like this...I don't do well with pain.

I have another appt scheduled with a gastro specialist as a result of the ER visit. In addition to the pain that I now know is being caused by the fluid in my uterus, I am also having problems with gas and acid. OB/GYN told me to go ahead and keep the appt if I wanted to be sure there wasn't anything else going on other than what she could tell me. I wondered if the uterus could be putting pressure on other organs and causing the gas, etc. Did you ever experience anything like that?

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