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Unread 12-05-2004, 04:47 PM
sudden acute pelvic pain 10 years after

Hello dearest sisters and God bless you all. I found this site by accident a week ago and looked through its window not daring to post. With a little bit of encouragements and help I will try today to open my mouth so please do not laugh. 10 yrs ago I had a partial hysterectomy (that triple word defining one ovary left afterwards) and boy, how happy I was all this time. The nightmare of the 365 days of 365 of bleeding like a river leaving seats in buses and subways embarrasing red was over, and so was the m. pain. Clean underware. No more scare of unwanted pregnancies, etc. E.g. happily free. My hubby was very unhappy as we did not have any children together (beside mine from a previous marriage). I was so much care-free that I even forgot what was the ovary they left: the right or the left, which I did not find important so I did not keep any documentation from hospital to pinpoint it for sure. I never had hot things, never sweated, never anything, so that the HRT proposals from some drs. which was documented with answers such as 99% you do not get cancer reinforced my already firm position in refusing even a 1% chance for the contrary.

Now about 3-4 months ago I started to have very big pain at the precise location where my right ovary should have been, that kind of pain that only a woman can know for sure that it is not stomachache, not injury, not any other thing but ovarian pain. So I went to a gyn (for the first time after these 10 yrs) and he prescribed a sonogram and a cat scan. Because neither "visualized" any ovary they all ruled that I did not have any ovary, so any ovarian problem (I was, and still am, concerned with a cancer). What nobody cared to look better at was that: (1) the sonogram guy ordered me to empty my bladder (which I proudly heroically kept full for 2 hrs at the time; and (2) because cat scan contained both abdominal and pelvic exams (e.g. entering deeper and deeper in the "tunnel" after the first sections taken), when my body reached exactly the approaching pain location the IV tube simply took out my needle from my vein, nobody cared about my shouting after help and moving hands so that they do not hurt from the needle's twisting inside my vein. They just stop there because of that needle and hand moving, e.g. before reaching my suspicious body area.

Kindly can someone please tell me how if you had a similar experience, can I know what is with that very big pain at the lower right pelvic area if not an ovary somehow hurt. I do not say that it must have necessarily have cancer: About at the time when pain started (3-4 months ago) I had my brand new pool filled with ice cold pressure jet water under which I stayed exposed for about a half an hour until I could control all the lining to unwrinkle properly. Additionally 2 weeks afterwards I wanted to "fortify" my body and entered the ice cold water for 20 minutes a day every day. Boy, how could I forget the lessons of my youth: never walk barefoot in cold, never in cold water, never miniskirt, etc. I looked over the American web pages and was amazed by such lack of knowledge: here PID is described to appear only STD or douched provoked. Nowhere did I find what any European backgrounded woman knows (see lessons of my youth). Please help me not to lose my self-confidence in my elementary memory: I DO have an ovary, and if I have it, what can it have? Please do not laugh. It hurts very badly, every day worse and worse. God bless.
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Unread 12-05-2004, 05:15 PM
sudden acute pelvic pain 10 years after

Oh ((((sweetie)))) be assured that we will not laugh at you Welcome to Hyster Sisters!!! I'm so happy you found us, but wish it wasn't because you're having so much pain

I had my hyst, a TVH, keeping both ovaries, almost 4 years ago. About 5 months later, I started having very sharp pains in my lower right abs, just where my ovary now resides. Furthermore, the pains are cyclical and are very likely to occur at the same time as I'm feeling PMS symptoms. Because of that I was positive that it was my ovary giving me grief. So, off I went to see my gyn, with that complaint and complains about extreme PMS symptoms as well some peri-menopausal symptoms.

While he didn't discount the PMS symptoms and the peri-menopausal symptoms, my OB/GYN told me that he believed that they were due to my ovaries being in shock over the recent surgery and the absence of the uterus and that he believed that, with time, my symptoms would lessen. He was right: by the time I was 10 months post-op, I did find a lot of improvement.

However, where the right-sided pain was concerned, after examining me, he said that it was not my ovary that was causing it but my bowels: what I was feeling was spasmic bowels. I was doubtful and, about 1 year later, I returned, especially since I'd had an episode where the pains were so bad that they were taking my breath away, stopping me in my tracks and radiating right accross to my back. While he still said that most of my pains were caused by a spastic bowel, he found evidence that the very sharp and radiating pains had been caused by a ruptured ovarian cyst. That extreme pain never returned, but I still have, occasionally, the spastic bowel issues.

Sorry to be so long-winded, but I did want to mention that your pains may be caused by ovarian cysts. They could also be caused by something else, including bowel or bladder issues that can masquerade as ovarian pains. Considering the level of your pain, I would insist on further testings: you deserve an answer and some relief And be sure mention the cold bath therapy!!! You never know, those may have something to do with the pain you're in!!!

Sending tons of s your way. Please be sure to keep us posted.
Unread 12-06-2004, 09:31 AM
sudden acute pelvic pain 10 years after


I too am sorry you are in pain and agree with ((Dany)) that further testing should be done to properly diagnose you.

I do not understand all of your post, but do get the idea that you are overwhelmed and confused (as many of us are) on what the next step is toward healing.

I suggest calling the doctor that you trust most and talking to him or her about your symptoms and asking for advice on what to do next. If you don't have a doctor who you trust, look for one.

Best wishes to you and do keep posting. We care!

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Unread 12-07-2004, 03:20 PM
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Thank you very much, Dany and Michelle. Unfortunately all doctors seen in the last 3 months had the same puzzlement and guessing game because of inconcludent sonogram and cat scan. I was suggested anything and everything but ovarian problem. I wrote to the hospital where I had the hysterectomy so that I know for sure left from right.

However, as I found meantime that chiropractic treatment raises overall immunity, I just went to my old friend chiropractor, a smart and caring dr who always knew to give me support in time of doubt and worry. He talks less than he touches and he first just pointed to an exact point of huge pain by my lower spine, then he told me to turn face up and touched the exact point where I discovered with surprise my "ovarian" pain was irradiating: inguinal ligament. Nothing to do with the IBS ruled by the enterologist, nothing with the pre-cancer suggested by the gyn, nothing with the kidney reflection, nothing with "fatigue", nothing with the ice cold water of 3 months ago. Said ligament seemingly sprained or raptured. We will try a gentle therapeutic approach before addressing a more radical specialist who most probably will rush to surgery or steroid injections. Thank you very much, dear sisters.

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