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Adhesions of another cyst?? Adhesions of another cyst??

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Unread 08-11-2004, 05:49 AM
Adhesions of another cyst??

I had a TAH May 2003 and kept both ovaries I tend to make functional cysts (have had a copule since surgery) , but they dissolve over a few months. The last 2-3 weeks I have been feeling very uncomfortable in my pelvic are ( pressure, pulling, aching in both sides and back) but it is not acturally painful. I am going to see the doctor but does anyone know if I might have adhesions. Also i feel much better when I am sleeping at night and when I first wake up, but as the day goes on(I sit at a desk for 8 hrs) it gets much worse. The pain from my cyst felt different , this is just constant aching. I also have to start Lipitor for my cholesterol anyone on it and is it working?? Thanks aging for listening.
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Unread 08-11-2004, 07:48 PM

Hi Taz
I also had cysts, one that was VERY painful, and that's what started this whole mess and me ending up with a TAH/BSO. Now I am one year post-op and have EXACTLY what you have. I sit at my desk for 9 hours and I ACHE. But when I get up in the morning I feel fine. Since you still have your ovaries, it is possible that you have cysts, or endo? But it is strange that I feel the same way, and I don't have ovaries and am not taking any HRT. I notice on the week-ends I feel better, (if I stay away from tight pants!) and I don't baby myself on the week-ends, I go like crazy cleaning, laundry, ironing, shopping, it just feels more achy and tender after sitting for long periods.So to answer your question, BEATS ME!!!! I'm thinking adhesions, but after 2 surgeries, and 10 weeks off work, I don't want to go back for more, so I take ibruprofin, and try to ignore it, but it has a way of sneaking in there and playing with your mind, doesn't it? It's hard to "get over" this surgery with this daily reminder. Anyway, I probably haven't been much help, but I do wish you luck! Please let me know what your DR says, as I am too chicken to go back.
Unread 08-11-2004, 11:32 PM
Adhesions of another cyst??

The only way to positively diagnosis adhesions is by having lapraoscopic surgery.

Adhesions are common after surgery. The pain they may cause can be quite severe as can the possible complications they can cause. They are an almost inevitable outcome of surgery - about 95% of women undergoing a hysterectomy will develop adhesions. Not all adhesions will cause pain or problems. Some people go through life never even knowing they have them. Then there are those that can have a small amount of them but suffer a great deal of pain & sometimes ongoing health issues because of them. Their location and what they are adhered to can make a big difference in the issues they may create. Unfortunately our bodies form adhesions after surgery as a defense mechanism to the trauma and tissue/organ handling that takes place during surgery.

I had my LAVH about 2 1/2 years ago - I kept both ovaries. I have always had cysts on my ovaries. Many women have ovarian cysts and do not even know that they have them. Most times the cysts will go away on their own. About 10 months ago I began to have pain in my right pelvic area. Several cysts had turned from simple, fluid filled cysts to complex, solid mass cysts. On June 4th I had my right ovary removed along with some adhesions. My surgery was done laparoscopically. The right ovary was adhered to the top of the vaginal cuff and covered with adhesions and cysts - it was removed. My left ovary had some fluid filled cysts that were drained and then the ovary was wrapped in mesh to protect it. I also had numerous adhesions removed that were attached to my bladder, colon, liver, and intestines.

When I began to have problems 9 months ago - my doctor and I decided to take the "watch and wait" approach for a few months - I had vaginal ultrasounds every 2 months to check the status of the ovary and cysts. The reason we decided to go ahead and remove the ovary was because the cysts changed from simple, fluid-filled cysts to complex, solid-mass and my pain was greatly increased. My doctor said when a cyst begins to change in size and appearance (complex & solid) it needs to be evaluated surgically.

It is possible you could have more cysts - you doctor may want to do a vaginal ultrasound. Adhesions are another possibility. Pelvic pain can sometimes seem to be difficult to diagnosis.

Let us know how your doctor appointment goes.


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