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Unread 03-11-2002, 08:42 AM
Has anyone felt this?

Hi...new to this site...love it!
I found out at my physical in January that my uterus and cervix are quite enlarged.....could explain the painful intercourse and the tampons popping right out as soon as I would inset them and the pee blockage if I would sit a certain way when going......the painful periods....bleeding between periods.....the backaches....the moodiness and anxiety...yada yada yada!
Has anyone ever had something that feels like ligaments being stretched....sometimes when I am walking or lie down at night I get this painful feeling that something is stretching much further than it should be....feels like it is on either side of my uterus. Also affects penetration during intercourse....when I feel such pressure from the contact on my cervix...ouch!
I am almost 34 and have 3 wonderful children, hubby had a vasectomy in 97 so I really have no use for this darned uterus anymore. I am going for an ultrasound in mid April but from what I read on here this will not tell me much other than that my uterus is enlarged....which I already know. Should I talk about having a lap...what would this show that an ultrasound doesn't? Probably a dumb question....but I will ask it anyways....ha!
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Unread 03-11-2002, 09:07 AM
Has anyone felt this?

Hi Esther and welcome to the site. Was it a gyn that you saw? If not I would get one. It is a good idea to consult a urologist or urogyn since you are having trouble with emptying and can't hold any tampons in. It could be due to the enlarged uterus or something else. A urologist could tell you a lot to and try to find one who specializes with women that are having hysterectomies. I did consult with one before and was very glad I did. You need to write down your symptoms (include everything you have mentioned here) and present them to the dr.
Unread 03-11-2002, 09:08 AM
Has anyone felt this?

I am 30 years old and getting an Hysterectomy on March 29th. I have chronic endo., fibroid in Uterus, adhesions. Who knows what else they may find when they get inside. I sometimes have painful intercourse always have cramping all the time and backaches too! Look out when I am actually having my period, excrutiating cramps and backaches unbearable at that! My husband also got fixed a few years ago so there really no use in me dealing with this anymore. There is really no reason to get a lap done just get the hysterectomy why go through the pain! I have a good doctor I have been through all of the othert options I am done! I hope I helped you! please write back if you want to!
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Unread 03-15-2002, 06:57 AM
Sounds too familiar!

I am sure you will love this site as I do! So much support and information that I was longing for! Just a brief history...I too have been suffering with painful periods, heavy clots, bleeding between periods, backaches, and extreme irritiblity...after b/c pills for 2 years, buspar for anxiety, pain pills, and finally lupron, I am hoping for a "go" on a hysterectomy when I see my doctor on 4-2...I am only 31, but my DH had a vasectomy in 1994, I have two great step daughters and we have an eight year old son together...I don't want anymore...I have not had the problems with tampons because I cannot wear them, but I agree, you need to find a gyn if you have not already...I found a great one last June that did a laporoscopy and feels that I have adenomyosis...you may want to search for post on adeno...a lot of the same symtoms! Hope all goes well, keep us posted!
Unread 03-15-2002, 11:13 AM
Has anyone felt this?

Dear Esther

To answer your question about the lap -- a lap can show other things that ultrasound cant like endometriosis its wont show up on an ultrasound. I have hear many women say that after they take that look inside there are other things found that werent seen on the other tests they have had. So a lap may be a consideration for you. Hope this helps!!!
Unread 03-15-2002, 11:32 AM
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Many of your symptoms sound much like mine. My uterus and cervix were normal in size when checked with an ultrasound, but I had heavy periods, clots, daily cramping between periods and excrutiating back aches. They would come out of nowhere, at least once a day, so severe that I couldn't breathe, then in 10-15 minutes would be gone. I also had heavy bleeding and painful intercourse. My doc diagnosed a prolapsed uterus. Had it out 2 weeks ago and haven't had a single back ache yet. If I over did it at work, or even laying around like I have been since sx, I would have the back aches. I hoping that the hyst had put an end to those. So far so good. The backaches were hard to describe. Not really an ache, not really a spasm. Maybe it was the ligaments being pulled. It makes sense. I also could alway feel some pressure on my bladder, but it was fairly insignificant. I never had kids, but my dh had a vasectomy long before I met him. So this uterus wasn't needed anyway. I feel good so far with my post op recovery. It's true that the ultrasound won't show any endo, a lap will do that for you. Ask you doc what's best to do next. Good Luck!

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