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  #31  
Unread 08-23-2004, 03:28 PM
Ovary removal 2 yrs post-hyst

Today was my first day back at work even though I was still not feeling too great. Then I get a call from my doctor about my catscan I had last week and it seems I have a bloodclot and a fluid filled mass on the left side and will need surgery again. I could not believe it, this is the 3rd time since June I have had surgery. I am still not recovered from the last two! Of course I promptly burst into tears at the news and most of the office did along with me, even the dentist I work for. I am wondering when I'll be fired because I've missed so much work. I also feel bad because I haven't been able to do the things at home I usually do either... I think I need a whole body transplant. Has anyone else been through this? This is my 5th surgery in the past 3 years.....

Cindy
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  #32  
Unread 08-24-2004, 07:28 PM
Ovary removal 2 yrs post-hyst

Dear Cindy,

I'm so sorry for you!

I haven't read all your post, but I'm wondering if the same doctor has done all your surgeries?
Have you had a second opinion?

My doctor operated on me 3 times before I finally got away from him. The third time, TAH/BSO he did very obvious damage but the first two times the damage was hidden. I was unaware of what he had done and how he had misdiagnosed me until later, when my new doctors sent for all my old records. One of the mistakes my old doc made was misdiagnosing a blood clot (from his first surgery) as an ectopic pregnancy. A subsequent doctor told me that the blood clot, (had it been properly found and diagnosed) would have eventually re-absorbed into my body. Remember, not all blood clots are in veins or arteries and pose the risks we sometimes associate with them. Find out more about the details of your condition.

Lots of hugs,
  #33  
Unread 08-25-2004, 07:21 AM
Ovary removal 2 yrs post-hyst

Hi Lucille:

My regular doctor did my TAH in 2002, I was ok until I went for my annual check up this past June and I had a large complex cyst on the right side. He operated laprascopically that time and took out the cyst and right ovary. He then went on vacation and within 6 weeks I was back at the doctor with a larger complex cyst on the left side. The problem was that the left ovary and cyst were embedded in my bowel and my bowel, bladder and ovary were all stuck together with adhesions. Since my doctor was out of town, the head of the department did the surgery. He said he would go through were I had the hysterectomy and previous c-section. It ended up that I woke up to find a vertical cut instead because he could not reach everything. He did say that I started to hemorrhage during the surgery and another surgeon was called in to help. This was 4 weeks ago. Since I was still having pain, my first doctor sent me for a catscan and then they called and said there was a blood clot and a fluid filled mass that would have to be drained. I am not too happy about this. I do have a friend who is a gynocologist, unfortunately she is in the military and is deployed right now. I have run everything my doctor has done by her as well and so far she has agreed with everything. When I find out about this, I will let her know. I am starting to wonder about my old doctor as well. I have asked for surgical reports and haven't received any of them yet. I'm glad you told me about the blood clot, I was worried about that.

Take care,

Cindy
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  #34  
Unread 08-25-2004, 06:54 PM
Ovary removal 2 yrs post-hyst

Remember, that is just where MY blood clot was. If you don't know exactly where yours is, you can call and ask. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Sometimes it helps to write down all your questions and drop them off, fax or e-mail them over so you doctor can read them when he/she has time and can give them their FULL attention.

It shouldn't take so long to get your records. I finally called the hospital and told them I had asked for them numerous times (and waited patiently for the amount of time they told me it would take) and that I'd be down to pick them up in two days and they had better be complete and ready. Well, they were ready, but some of them were "missing." (Never found.) Now I get a copy of my records every time I visit a doctor.

The best advice I ever got from a doctor was when one of them told me (confidentially) to go "out of the area" to doctors who did not know my old doctor, (work or social). Also, he told me not to give them the old doctor's records, name or contact numbers so I could get some "fresh eyes" on my case. Thankfully, I did.

In any situation, one should ALWAYS get a second opinion before ANY surgery. The AMA is the first to tell you this!

I'll be thinking of you and wishing you well. Please let me know what happens.

Hugs,
  #35  
Unread 09-01-2004, 05:40 PM
Ovary removal 2 yrs post-hyst

Lucille,

I took your advice and went to get my medical records today. They said it would take 10 days. My doctor said I have a 12cm hematoma. He said he wants to leave it alone for 6 weeks and then if it is still there he said he would have to send me to radiology to have it drained and that they would go up the rectum to drain it. I asked him how they would do that, wondering if they have to poke a hole in the colon. All he said was that it is painful. I am wondering why they would not remove it laproscopically. He also said he could not find my pathology reports from my last surgery. I think I'm going to get another opinion. I am really confused about all this.. Have you ever heard of this?

Take care,

Cindy
  #36  
Unread 09-01-2004, 08:49 PM
Ovary removal 2 yrs post-hyst

Cindy,

Yes, I've heard of such things but I certainly couldn't tell you about your case. I think, you need to get that second opinion! Remember, don't ask this doc for the referral and be sure to go to someone who is not associated with him in any way. That is the only way to guarantee "fresh eyes" on your case.

How about your friend the gynecologist? Can you e-mail her? A lot of the military personnel, especially medical, have computer access.

Good luck, and please keep me posted.

Hugs,
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