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Unread 05-04-2005, 08:52 PM
How long..........

I'm 2 yrs post op TAH, I still have my ovaries, since I was 40 when I had surgery........ I've had my routine checkups with my doctor, nothing unusual, I've called when I had pain in the side of my abdomen, which they assumed was probably a small ovarian cyst from time to time (OUCH)........ but, whenever I get out & exercise, run, or play tennis, dare I say, even have a good round of sexual activity..........my tummy feels swollen, uncomfortable, achey........ My doctor tends to pass most of it off,,,,he's good to listen, but doesn't seem to offer much back in return. Does anyone here have any ideas?? It just seems like too much time for this type of discomfort - it isn't debilitating, but I'm very aware of it, like when I'd like to pull my tummy muscles in & tighten up it just feels bloated........... sigh............. I can't say the 2 years since my surgery have been a breeze..........in actuality they've been a struggle! I think I actually felt better before my surgery!!! But such is life & I actively pursue better days! Take care all......... & thanks!!!

Beverly
TAH 1/03
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Unread 05-05-2005, 02:53 PM
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If your doctor is a good listener, but passing it off as nothing to be concerned about then perhaps its nothing to be concerned about. Maybe.

If this is really nagging at you .. you just know in your bones that something isn't right (we need to listen to our bodies) then make another appointment to talk only about this so that your doctor knows the priority you place on fixing it. If you are only bringing it up in the context of a well woman visit, your doctor may have a tendency to think you are well and fine and not that concerned about the issue.

My sister once went to our gyn with a particular concern and he walks in and says "how are you?" and she automatically says "fine, how are you?" and he gives her an odd look and says "so what are you doing here then?" and smiles. He's a character, but he has a point. Honesty is very important with our doctors. WE have to let them know when we are not fine and how to best help us. There are no extra points for attempts at bravery.

Take care!!!
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