I still have pelvic pain from the endo &/or adhesions, but what's most disappointing is in the intimacy department. It was very painful before, so I had high hopes for improvement. Things just aren't the same now though.
I'm also bummed that I now need lubricant every single time, I have symptoms of urinary tract infections on a weekly basis now, and I've also developed 3rd degree rectocele and cystocele which need repaired. ~~~ Because I’ve always been one to do my kegel exercises, I didn't think I'd be one of the ladies
who’d develop a cystocele or rectocele after hyst . I was wrong. Most women do fine with this surgery, but there are plenty of others who don't. If you visit The Road Less Traveled, Bladder Matters or the Sexual Dysfunction forums you’ll see what some ladies are dealing with.
There's no way of knowing if we'll be one of the lucky ones who sail through, or one of the unfortuate ones who do not.
If I had decided on hysterectomy as my first option, I’d wonder if some of this stuff I'm dealing with might have been avoided. (We don't hear of women having sex-life issues or developing cystoceles and rectoceles from other options like we do after hysts.)
I was disappointed when my alternatives didn't work, but I don't regret trying because that's how I knew the hyst was necessary for me. Two of my sisters were success stories, I might have been one also.
One of my sisters was furious with her GYN because he wouldn't do a hyst for her heavy bleeding. He wanted her to try an ablation first. She reluctantly agreed and had excellent results. She never had another period.
She was close to menopause, which can help the chances of success. (Sometimes younger women have the endometrial lining start to grow back over time.) My other sister has successfully treated her dysfunctional bleeding with the MIRENA
IUD. She couldn't use oral hormones because of migraines, but her GYN and neurologist felt the Mirena was a safe alternative for her because it delivers a small amount of a progestin directly to the uterus. This thins the endometrial lining so there is less to shed each month. She hardly has a period at all now. Only needs a panty liner!
I hope your ultrasound provides some answers for you (((Puddin.)))
I also hope you find a good GYN for you and your daughter. It's awful to not be taken seriously when you are suffering this way.
Please keep us posted.
Thinking of you and sending gentle