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nerve damage? nerve damage?

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Unread 10-21-2004, 06:26 PM
nerve damage?

I wasn't sure where to post this one. Had TAH/BSO July 2003. Just had surgery for adhesions -- lasered off multiple adhesions. I thought this was going to take care of a pulling sensation, but it's back. So bummed, as I had the surgery to be rid of all the menstrual pain, etc., but now have this horrible, what I feel now, is nerve pain only on the left side. I feel I should have never had the surgery because I just substituted one pain for another. Does anyone know when you have nerve damage, does it get better, or do you just have to live with it?

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Unread 10-21-2004, 07:11 PM
nerve damage?

I can't speak for what is going on with you, but I can rely a story of mine. After my c-section I had the worst pain in my side for the longest time. My gyn said so sorry, sometimes we happen to stitch up a nerve and gave me a bazillion refills of Ibuprofen. So then I went to my D.O. who said that pain is very common after that type of surgery. After adjusting my back my pain was much better. Good Luck
Unread 10-21-2004, 07:51 PM
nerve damage?

Thank you. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. I have to count my blessings that I am healthy, but I still long to feel "normal" again.
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Unread 10-22-2004, 01:57 PM
Nerve Damage

Hey, Tani.

I also had a hysterectomy in January, 2003, and then had adhesions removed (unfortunately by another incision!) the same month you had your adhesion surgery. I don't have any pulling sensations any longer (well, maybe an occasional faint pulling deep inside on the right) but I do have a burning pain that comes and goes that I have related to adhesions returning. Is that how your pain feels? It's almost a stinging type of sensation that feels tight and seems like it ought to be hot when I touch it but it's not. I did 4 months of physical therapy and for the past three months have gone to a massage therapist that specializes in connective tissue massage and manipulation. In addition, I've continued all of the stretching exercises that my physical therapist taught me. Finally, my doctor put me on a low dose anti-depressant (I resisted for the longest time but kept seeing posts where some of the other sisters had given this a try and had success). He said there's evidence that certain anti-depressants, depending upon whether they are seratonin reuptakes, etc., that can actually intercept pain signals. He also said that adhesions often wrap up nerves in themselves as they form which can contribute to chronic pain/burning sensations. It has helped me tremendously. You might want to discuss with your doctor, although I do know how disheartening it can be to think you're all done with this mess only to have to go down another road. Hugs and good luck.
Unread 10-22-2004, 03:59 PM
Thank you

Thank you for the suggestions. You asked if it feels like a burning, stinging pain. It is mostly a pulling and tugging along the vaginal canal on the left side. Multiple adhesions were lasered off at the top of the vaginal cuff. I can't imagine that those would have come back just 3 weeks later. Had that surgery 09/23/04. So, that is why I think it is a nerve. If I sleep on my right side even for a few minutes, I get up and the pain is a severe pulling feeling. This happened a few days after the anesthesia wore off after the hysterectomy and have it ever since. I guess I'll have to do more stretching exercises, etc., and maybe try the physical therapy.

THANKS AGAIN for your helpful suggestions! Bless you.

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