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Unread 11-17-2007, 07:45 AM
scar tissue 2 years later

Hi,

My abdominal hysterectomy was 3 years ago this month. 2 years after my surgery I started having pain in the rectal and lower abdomen area. I have gone through all kinds of testing, including...x-rays, MRI, & physical therapy. They can't find anything and you can imagine my husband thinks I am crazy, but I am in pain. I have rectal spasms all the time for no reason and it is very painful. I am almost 100% positive it is scar tissue, does anyone know or have anyone of you experienced this and what did you do for it?
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Tired of being in pain!!
Teresa
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Unread 11-18-2007, 11:33 AM
scar tissue 2 years later

Teresa
I am sorry that you're still having alot of pain issues. You are not alone. There are many ladies here on The Road dealing with pain issues. Scar tissue can be a difficult thing to diagnose as it usually doesn't show up on tests unless it is strangling an organ.

I too thought most of my problems were from adhesions, but after a diagnostic lap the doc didn't find any. I do have nerve damage and many digestive and tummy issues. My accupuncturist thinks all these years of dealing with pain have really done a number on my internal systems. They just do not function properly.

Have you thought about pain mgmt? Or finding a doctor who is knowledgeable about scar tissue/adhesion issues? You can read more about this in the Resources section at HystSisters http://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/link.php?

in there and keep looking for answers.
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Unread 12-01-2007, 02:20 AM
scar tissue 2 years later

Teresa
I had a hyst May 04 and have been dealing with abdominal pain every since.I've had 2 vaginal prolapse surgeries and a abdominal prolapse repair(major) a year ago. In Sept and Oct I was in the hospital with a small bowel obstruction and uti's. After my first hospitalization I had a appt with the dr who took out my GB in 2004. He is a adhesion specialist. He admitted me for the 2nd hospital stay, because I had severe abdominal pain among other things. I had a egd and a colonoscopy during my stay.I had a couple small polyps removed and the gastro. dr found I have a very redundant colon. A few weeks after I was discharged my adhesion dr did a diagnostic lapro.Scar tissue doesn't show up on tests usually. I only had 1 small adhesion and it wasn't the cause of the pain. He did find alot of scar tissue, which is entrapping nerves all the way across.He injected the are with a temporary numbing med. It helped for only a day. He has now referred me to a neurologist. He thinks he will deaden the nerves pernamently. I see him this Tuesday.
Beleive me, I know you are not crazy and it is not in your head. It hurts!!! Removing the scar tissue would only make more grow, so nothing was done besides the injection.
It is hard to have chronic pain when family members just don't understand.
Good luck
Peggy
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Unread 01-16-2008, 04:47 PM
scar tissue 2 years later

Hi. I don't know what to do about this problem, but I want to tell you that I can relate, and I feel for you. I had my hyst in 2002. Most of the time I feel fine, but whenever I lift anything heavy or do anything strenuous for an extended period of time, the area where my uterus used to be starts hurting like a burning sensation, and it lasts for weeks. I know it's hard when other people don't understand. Hugs
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