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Unread 12-11-2009, 10:18 AM
Ovary attached to cuff by fallopian tube...more surgery

So, almost a year later, I have an amazing specialist who has found what my pain is coming from. When that tissue prolapsed at about 8 weeks post op and the original surgeon didn't know if it was fallopian tube or peritoneal lining, he just cauterized it from the one side (during a pelvic.) After a cat scan ordered by the specialist, the radiologist said the ovary is attached to the cuff with what could be scar tissue, but looks more like fallopian tube. So odds are, it's fallopian tube.

For a year I have questioned myself and my symptoms after one doc. told me who cares if something is still attached on the other side, it shouldn't cause any symptoms and another doc. told me I should have deep penetration sex and maybe whatever was attached on the other side would break loose. This specialist told me I was so lucky I didn't do that, that you don't bang around an ovary attached like that on purpose to try to break it free.

By the way, this specialist has hystersister pamphlets in her waiting room, so I liked her right away. ;-)

I'm not looking forward to more possible adhesions (['m prone to them.) But she said she has an adhesion barrier she uses she says can be helpful. I told her I saw on hystersisters some women who had their body reject that type of stuff as foreign body and she said that's why she uses this particular type because it dissolves fully within a week and has a much better safety rating than the others.

I'm also not looking forward to surgery, but this doc. is an amazing surgeon who specializes in ovarian/cancer surgery but likes to take on challenging cases or uncommon complications, etc. I found her by googling in my state for gyn. surgeons and reading their bios. I'm so glad I did. Thank God for 3rd opinions and doctors who listen. ;-) I just want to be on my way to healing. It's been a long road. But I remind myself there are others who have had it much worse than my symptoms.

Thanks for being there through this whole year for me everyone. And I hope my experience doesn't freak anyone out. Apparently the odds are very low for this happening (and like I said, by about 8 weeks, I already new of its existence. Had pain during intercourse and the doc. could see the tissue during a pelvic.)

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Unread 12-11-2009, 10:32 AM
Re: Ovary attached to cuff by fallopian tube...more surgery

Wow. I guess persistence pays off.

I'm SOOO happy you have found out what's going on. I'm sorry you have to have more surgery though.

Take care.
Unread 12-11-2009, 12:16 PM
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Sorry you might have to have another surgery, but glad you stood up for your health and kept on til you found help. OMG....I can't believe you had a doc tell you to have rough sex to help it detach....it had to be a man,right? I would have got up right then and there and sd...mmm..thanks but no thanks. That is very interesting about the adhesion thing....I wonder why they wouldn't use something like that when ever anyone has any kind of surgery? Once they cut/inject you, you are at risk for scar tissue. Best wishes, and hope things get better. So when are they thinking you are going to know for sure what is going to happen? I hope soon, so you can be out of pain. Keep us posted please.
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Unread 12-12-2009, 04:16 AM
Re: Ovary attached to cuff by fallopian tube...more surgery

Yeah, it was suggested sex that would promote the breaking apart of the cuff from whatever it was attached to and even suggested using a dilator to sort of pull the cuff back and foth to break it free from whatever it was attached to with scar tissue. Obviously since I have ovary attached that was not a good plan. I can have the surgery anytime I schedule it.

Thanks for all the support, girls. I need it. ;-)

Unread 12-12-2009, 05:37 AM
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Sorry you're still going through all this but glad you have finally found a dr who cares, knows what she's doing and can help. Good luck!!
Unread 12-12-2009, 04:31 PM
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Just wondering how you are doing? Did you schedule your surgery yet? I hope things are good.
Unread 12-12-2009, 11:59 PM
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I am getting closer and closer to scheduling. I'm not having fun thinking of it. lol Thanks for asking.

Unread 12-13-2009, 06:55 PM
Re: Ovary attached to cuff by fallopian tube...more surgery

It sounds like you will be in good hands now. My doc used that adhesion barrier for me and said it dissolves in 1 - 2 weeks. I'm still in early post-op stages at 5 weeks, but so far, so good.
Unread 12-13-2009, 11:52 PM
Re: Ovary attached to cuff by fallopian tube...more surgery

thanks, Kathy. I appreciate any positive encouragement.

I'm starting to get so nervous about surgery. She said I only have about a 5% chance of developing more adhesions that would cause serious, long-term issues with the bowels. I should be happy with that number, but I just don't want any chances for more adhesions.

Unread 12-14-2009, 06:48 AM
Re: Ovary attached to cuff by fallopian tube...more surgery

WOW, only 5%, that is pretty good. So, did you get it schedueled? I am always worried that I will have to have another surgery for adhesions as well, and since I had so many! I know people who have that barrier stuff in you are talking about, and they have never had any problems, I soooo hope that is the case w/ you.
I am sure you will feel better after this surgery is done, it will be great to feel better won't it? I sure hope things are going well.

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