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  #11  
Unread 04-05-2005, 05:36 PM
Could this all be related?

I haven't felt anymore of that pain in my vaginal area or pubic bone pressure for the last couple days, so I think I will cancel my appt. with my gyn. I don't see any need in going in to see him if I am not having the symptoms now. I don't want to feel really stupid if I go in there and am not hurting now. I am off Friday, so I will wait until then to make a final decision about my appt.I might try to talk to him by phone Fri. if he is in and let him know what had been going on, just to keep him imformed.I will still go to the colon rectal office for the EMG and constipation issues next Wed.
Thanks for all of the support.
Peggy
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  #12  
Unread 04-06-2005, 07:07 PM
Could this all be related?

well shucks
The vaginal pressure returned today. It seems like the longer inbetween bm's the more pressure I feel. I guess I had better see the gyn and have him check me internally to make sure my repairs aren't weakened. Also since I hadn't gone since yesterday I felt pains going down into my hiney. once I went that feeling disappeared. This is very frustrating.I also notice after emptying, then eating my intestines rumble and thump for hours. I don't think that is normal.
Thanks for letting me voice my frustrations here. My 1 year mark is 1 month away tomorrow and I really thought by now I would feel as good as new.
Peggy
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Unread 04-08-2005, 12:14 PM
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Peggy,
I had my Enterocele and Bi-lateral Paravaginal repair done on March 15th, and I am having some of the same problems. Having a problem with BM , taking stool softners and that nasty soapy laxitive stuff prescribed by the DR. If I need to have a BM, I feel pressure in the tailbone area and sometimes it really hurts to sit down. I went back to work 2wks after surgery and I feel constantly like there is still something down there. I hate the feeling of constantly being aware of my vagina. My next appt is at 6wks on 4/28. So I plan on mentioning this to my DR then. On my 2wk appt , I asked how many of these repairs ( he used the pig skin Permisoft) he has seen fail. He said none of his, but did admit there is a 1st time. He has done hundreds of these and is suppose to be the top guy in the area. I just had repairs for cestocele and rectocele in Sept 04. I hate to think I will be facing this all my life. I use Premarin Cream and take the Premarin .625 pills. Still having to wear a pantyliner due to discharge. DR says that discharge will continue until all the stitches disolve. DR says I will the tightening in the backside until it stretches out a bit( does that sound right?) It is hard for me to restrict myself as I am a doer before I think type of personality. I find some days , I am extremely tired and hurt so if I take a Ibuprofen and laydown with my feet up for awhile, this seems to help.
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  #14  
Unread 04-16-2005, 04:12 PM
Re: Could this all be related?

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Originally posted by mtdewpeg
She will be doing lab which includes a EMG and a anal manometry. These test the anal splincher muscles, nerves of the pelvic floor I believe.
I have been experiencing worse symptoms in my pelvic area. I have pain in my pubic bone and it runs over mostly to the left side and down and into my buttocks and rectum.Sometimes it even goes down the top of my leg on the back side. I do have pain on the right side, but not as bad. I have also started experiencing those shocking, stabbing type of pains in my vagina while walking. I had these before my surgery Jan. 25, but seemed to almost go away when off of work. After returning to work and being on my feet I have all of these pains again. My abdoman continues to thump as before and gets bloated feeling, but only on the left side. I am just wondering if all of this stuff could be related? Have any of you had any of these symptoms since your hyst?I also forgot to mention when I sit on the commode and push to try to have a bm I feel a bulging type of sensation on top. Pretty much like it blows up. When does all of this finally go away!!
Yes Yes yes they are related!!! I've been in physical therapy for adhesions and my therapist did some "internal" work to determine if my pain was muscular as well as scar tissue. What she found shocked me. The pain in the pelvis going to the butt and thighs is probably a muscle that runs from the front of the pelvis to the butt and is part of the pelvic floor support system. She said that I probably irritated it for years b/c of the endo and it's just "bunched up" and needs to be relaxed. How I'm supposed to get to it, I don't know, but you are not alone and not crazy. The shocking/stabbing pains are probably the same muscle. One thing she recommended was to do kegels to exhaustion (she didn't say how many, just hold it until you can't anymore) so that the muscles would be forced to relax after being forced to contract so hard. I also have had the same bowel type probs, pain, bloating etc. Mine seem to ease off if I lower the intake of sugar in my diet and exercise. It has gotten to the point that I dread going to the bathroom because I know it's going to take so long and my husband thinks I'm just kicked back reading a book. AS IF - I think I could find more pleasant places to read!!

Good luck, keep us informed!
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Unread 04-17-2005, 04:46 PM
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thanks for the nice response Diohall. I have been thinking maybe I was going crazy!! I never got much response about this from my gyn when I was talking to him before my repairs in Jan. Sometimes I feel like he thinks I am a chondriac although he has never said that. I saw him last Monday and he feels I have abdominal adhesions, because of the pain I had when he pressed in different parts of my abdoman. He also thinks scar tissue rubs on nerves causing the stabbing pains in my vagina. He said he wished he could take away the pain from the scar tissue, but don't know anyway he could help me.He also said he will never again opem my abdoman up, because of the mess I had on the left side. Bladder and uterus was stuck together and to the abdominal wall.I told him I was having the rectal testing and he thought it was a very good idea.
I had the tests last Tuesday and should have the results this week. The only thing I know is the nerves are fine in the right side of the rectum, but they are not working like they should on the left side. I am guessing this could be why I had no pain from my posterior repair and why I have those stabbing pains in my left side of my rectum and vagina. I also have very little if any sensation in my vagina. This is really discouraging as far as my DH and my sex life goes.I know this is weird, but I am kind of relieved to have a answer as to why I hurt on the left side down there.At least people will know now that they are for real and not just in my mind.
My upper left leg has started popping when I walk. I am thinking it may be from a weakening in my pelvic floor muscles where my leg connects. I don't know what treatment if any will be avaliable for me.I am just so darn sore. I have to push with my abdominal muscles as hard as I can to bm, eventhough the stole is not hard at all. This is alot for me to deal with. I am so tired of it all.


Peggy
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