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  #1  
Unread 05-11-2005, 01:36 PM
Cramping, Stomach/pelvic Pain

Hi Sisters:

My sudden and full hysterectomy, with everything removed (ovaries had benign tumors and were removed) was done last July and I have taken it easy as we all have to with our pains and hormone adjustments, patches and progesterone, etc. I am having extreme pain in my stomach and pelvic region that feels much like cramping with a bad period. I was having minor problems last October and had an ultrasound on my liver and an ultrasound on my bladder. Both turned out fine, Thank God.

I have tried to do a little more chores etc. as the days are reaching my post op one year sudden hysterectomy but in the last few weeks, my stomach has grown increasingly more painful, together with my pelvic region and cramping. I have also had very bad diahrea but have been able to control this with pepto bismal. I also feel when I wipe myself that there is a muscle very close to the surface or a blockage of sorts but it is not sore.

However, I was just wondering if any of my sisters have experienced this feeling before they throw me into another battery of tests such as a colonoscopy or laproscopy or God forbid, another operation opening up the stitches to see what is inside.

Thanks for any info anyone can provide. <oops! no private email addresses please... use the email or pm buttons at left to chat with ChickeePotPie1 privately>

ChickeePotPie1
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Unread 05-11-2005, 03:40 PM
Cramping, Stomach/pelvic Pain

Well, Mitzi:

It certainly sounds bowel related. I would encourage you to see your primary and ask for a referral to a good GI doc.

I would imagine you are in for some testing to get a handle on this. But, you never know, there might be some medications to try before testing is even done.

BTW, I had some pelvic pain this weekend that felt a lot like my ovary pain. Had my urine tested and it showed yeast and bacteria. Had it not been for some mild uriniary tract irritation yesterday, I'd had assumed it was the same old ovary related stuff. Taking diflucan for the yeast while the bacteria grows out and they decide how to treat it. My point in relating this is that sometimes when it feels like one thing, its actually another. Best to call your doc or make an appt and get evaluated.

Best wishes!!!
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Unread 05-11-2005, 09:05 PM
Cramping, Stomach/pelvic Pain

Oh ((((Sweetie))))) I'm so sorry you're having such a hard time

I agree that it's time for another visit to your doctor's: at this stage of your recovery, you should not be in so much pain. And the new problems you're describe sound like they need to be addressed, as soon as possible: They could be caused by a number of things and some of those (such as bowel obstruction) would need to be addressed immediately.

I know that the last thing you want is more tests, but you do need to take care of yourself.

sending tons of s your way. Please be sure to keep us posted.
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Unread 05-12-2005, 10:10 AM
Cramping, Stomach/pelvic Pain

S from a Toronto sister....

I'm sorry to hear you are having so much pain. As ((Dany)) said, you should not be in so much pain at this stage in your recovery. Please do call your doc and get checked out.

I know when I started down this road; the first kind of doc I was sent to was a GI specialist. She helped me a little, but I made the most ground by seeing a new Gyn (several in fact). Since you are having trouble with BM's, I would think that you really should be seeing a GI doc.

If you ever want to chat with a sister close by, that is many years post-op, and / or if you would like some names of some really great dr's that I've seen, please feel free to e-mail or pm me.

Take Care, and let us know how you are doing
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Unread 05-12-2005, 12:35 PM
Cramping, Stomach/Pelvic Pain

Michelle, Dany, Jude.....I just want to thank each of you for answering my enquiry. You are all so sweet. It seems to be getting worse and adding to the problem now is having to pee about 5 times in the night, together with severe headaches.

I do feel something is dreadfully wrong and since my gynecologist who performed the surgery wants nothing to do with me, I have scheduled an appointment with my family doctor who I have gone to for over 25 years. I have more faith in her than I do any other doctor and I am going to have a complete physical done and am hopeful she will be able to send me to good doctors that care enough about their patients to do follow-up work.

The only problem is that I have to wait 3 weeks for the appointment so I just have to hold on. I had percocets left since my hysterectomy and yesterday my stomach pain was so bad I actually took one of my percocets that were left. It only took the edge off the pain.

Sometimes I think the fear of what could be next is the worst part. I guess we all feel that way. I have had 3 serious operations in the past 4 and half years, the last one being my sudden hysterectomy. The thought of going under the knife again brought tear stains on my pillow last night but I am praying and have my faith to lean on. I also am so grateful to have my sisters to talk to and I thank you all for your words of encouragement and advice.

I'll keep in touch.

Love ChickeePotPie1
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Unread 05-16-2005, 09:52 AM
Cramping, Stomach/pelvic Pain

Dear, peeing 5 times a night means you really should be seen asap for urinalysis. Call your doc and relay this symptom. This is an urgent care appointment, not a checkup. Please call!

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Unread 05-16-2005, 07:44 PM
Cramping, Stomach/pelvic Pain

Oh ((((Sweetie)))) I agree with Michelle: with symptoms such as yours, 3 weeks is way too long of a wait

I know how hard it can be to get and appointment, in our canadian health system, at this time, however, it might me possible for you to go to a walk-in clinic. There may even be one of those where your GP is and she may be the attending doctor Another option would be the ER.

Sending tons of s your way. Please, do keep us posted.
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Unread 05-18-2005, 05:03 AM
Cramping, Stomach/pelvic Pain

Oh Yes you must go and see about this asap. I strongly advise you to do what the other two lovely sisters have suggested. Keep us updated on this. . You deserve to be well. Will pray for you to be able to get in to see your doc asap.
Beth......
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Unread 05-18-2005, 11:06 PM
Cramping, Stomach/pelvic Pain

FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH, I BEGAN USING HCL (HYDROCHLORIC ACID) IN HOPES IT WOULD HELP WITH LOWER CRAMPS--PAIN WAS SO AGGRAVATING--PERHAPS NOT AS SEVERE AS WHAT YOU'RE EXPERIENCING--
I'VE HAD NO LOWER ABDOMEN PAIN SINCE USING THE HCL.
WOULDN'T BE WITHOUT IT.
NOT EXPENSIVE, EITHER. HOPE YOU'RE BETTER SOON, DEAR.
OH, ALSO GAVE UP DAIRY--NO CREAM IN COFFEE AS IT ALSO
SEEMS TO SET OFF ABDOMINAL PAIN.
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