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ovary stuck to colon?? anyone else? :) ovary stuck to colon?? anyone else? :)

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Unread 03-13-2006, 10:06 PM
ovary stuck to colon?? anyone else? :)

I just had a laparoscopy which was to remove an ovarian cyst and a polyp. Removal of the polyp went fine, but was told that a hysterectomy was recommended because my right ovary was totally stuck around the rectal sigmoid colon, and according to my ob/gyn - my uterus and ovaries are very, very scarred down with multiple adhesions. I had bilateral dermoid tumors removed 8 years ago done by a laparotomy - which is the culprit in all of this. My doctor said they couldn't get the ovary off of the colon because of concern of damaging my bladder. Just curious if anyone else had a hysterectomy where they had to detach the ovary from the colon. Does that cause any extra pain after the surgery? My doctor wants to remove everything, but my left ovary. I'm 41 with no children.
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Unread 03-13-2006, 10:26 PM
ovary stuck to colon?? anyone else? :)

Hi......I have the same thing however mine is from endrometriosus. I had a laporoscoy done in January. I am very nervous about this two because the doctor told me if he did it in January then I would have to have a colonoscopy. I am not a 100% sure but would like to see the post that come in on this one. Is your surgery scheduled yet?
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Unread 03-13-2006, 10:34 PM
ovary stuck to colon?? anyone else? :)

I see my doctor on Monday, the 20th and she'll discuss this with me more. I'll let you know what she states then. They just did a laparoscopy but she said they couldn't detach it at all. I'm concerned that removing organs that are stuck together is going to make something that is painful (the hyst) even more painful.
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Unread 03-13-2006, 10:45 PM
ovary stuck to colon?? anyone else? :)

My colon and ovary was connected by endometriosis.

Really don't know if there was extra pain after surgery because of it, I have never had a hysterectomy before.
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Unread 03-14-2006, 06:00 AM
ovary stuck to colon?? anyone else? :)

Hello ladies,

I had a lap in 2003 to try to remove/release/reseach the amount of scarring I had. On 02/22/06 I had a total abdominal hyster including removal of ovaries & tubes. I had a lot of scarring from chronic PID resulting in almost everything in there being stuck together, including some to my bowel. I was in the hospital Wed-Sat. I MUST be honest with you and state that gas and moving my bowel was very uncomfortable and at times painful - but only when there was movement in there - the pain was NOT constant. Walking and a stool softener were the best help in the this. The more I sat the more uncomfortable I was.

I am now three weeks after surgery and there is no pain from this at all... I believe the pain stopped about a week and half after surgery.

I believe I handle pain well. My experience with this was completely worth having the surgery. For me it was a short lived uncomfortable situation in order to obtain the wondferful results I am now feeling/living. :-)

Everyone heals differently and each of us has different problems but I hope all goes well with you and that this helps in some way... this site seems to be the greatest support system!

Kelly
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Unread 03-14-2006, 07:13 AM
ovary stuck to colon?? anyone else? :)

Sleigh - I guess I have sort of the same story. I went into the hospital - very positive - for the vaginal hysterectomy, with ovaries removed by the scope. My doctor said this was a much easier way...and I have total faith and confidence in his opinions for my health and safety. I had been telling him for weeks about a discomfort on the left side...and because of a lot of moving I was doing in closing down one of our offices...and because I had a black and blue spot on that same side...and because of how I reacted to tummy crunches, we wrote it off as a simple muscular pull. I've seen him 3 times since my January hysteroscopy about the same discomfort - not pain...just a 24/7 uneasy feeling. I was in surgery on Feb 22 for the operation, only to wake after an hour and a half to learn that he stopped. Amazing feeling to wake thinking it was ALL over, only to find it hadn't really begun. When I had a hysteroscopy 3 years ago, we've since learned that that doctor perforated the uterus. In doing so, my new doctor found where the colon had grown THROUGH that opening. My uterus is completely filled with scar tissue, thickening...fibroid...and of course, part of the colon. If he would have continued...well, let's just say it wouldn't have been good. I was in to see a colon specialist 2 days later...and that next Monday, was put out again for the colonoscopy. He couldn't manuever around the area, so I ended up having to then go through the berium enema - unsure which looked bigger - the bag of goopy stuff, the insert wand or the nurse...."in the end', it wasn't as bad as I thought. Since then, I've seen the pictures - amazing is all I can say. Now we know what has been causing all of this discomfort. Today I am home and will start the 'cleansing' routine all over again this afternoon. Tomorrow is my new surgery date - and I'm blessed to have two GREAT surgeons who will be taking care of me. Even though I'm positive about it all, there's still more anticipation this time than last....yes, I'll even admit that I'm a tad bit scared. But we gotta do what we gotta do and get on with the healing process toward a brighter future. I sit here writing feeling what's going on inside...and I just want it over with. Tomorrow's that day. Much more extensive surgery than originally planned; however, we're women....and we have an unbelievable strengths. One thing I've come to learn is that no matter what's going on with 'me', there are millions who have it so much worse. This is an amazing site....and gives so many of us exactly what we need. EACH OTHER! hugs pj
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Unread 03-14-2006, 07:50 AM
ovary stuck to colon?? anyone else? :)

My left ovary was stuck to my colon. My doctor did not know until he opened me up Feb. 27. He removed right ovary and tube, uterus, appendix(there was a mass on my ovary and surprise-on my appendix)he was able to remove the left ovary from my colon and left it in there for hormone purposes. I have pain when it is time to have a bowel movement, and large amounts of gas, but walking and drinking a little coffee helps. Hopefully this will get better with time. Good luck to you-I will keep you in my prayers.
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Unread 03-14-2006, 07:56 AM
ovary stuck to colon?? anyone else? :)

Wow, thanks for sharing your stories. That's amazing! No offense against men at all, but I think women are mentally stronger then men. Men may have the bicepts and the muscle, but I couldn't imagine a man going through all of this... WHEW!

Now that this thread was brought up,... I remember my Dr. saying something about me having adhesions from a previous surgery in Aug of 2002. I had a tubal ligation-lap/ablation for endo. Apparently, that has caused things to 'stick together- adhere' to one another. I found that my one ovary was stuck to my bladder, and the other one was twisted aruond, and stuck to the back side of my uterus.

I began having night sweats and moodiness, and irritability BEFORE my surgery... BEFORE I even knew I was going to have a hyst... so I'm wondering if it's possible that my ovaries were slowly failing? I mean, if they are all twisted up and stuck to other organs, that can't be good for hormone flow?

Makes note to self "add this to your list of questions for tomorrows appointment"

Twizz
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Unread 03-14-2006, 08:00 AM
ovary stuck to colon?? anyone else? :)

Thank you all for sharing your experiences. Pretty amazing stories, and good luck tomorrow RobbiePJ! I always had pain with bowel movements, but I just thought it was normal constipation pain. I guess you get used to it. After my laparoscopy, I spoke with my ob/gyn and asked on a scale of 1 to 10 how bad it looked in there - she said a 9. Ugh! Not sure I want to see the pictures they have (I go in Monday, the 20th for more information). I'm beginning to get used to the thought of having a hysterectomy. These boards help. I think though that most women on here seem to have children, and there aren't alot of women dealing with having a hysterectomy and coping with the inability to have children and the sadness from that.

Again, thanks for sharing your stories. They help
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Unread 03-14-2006, 08:26 AM
ovary stuck to colon?? anyone else? :)

From talking personally to quite a few women who have had these kind of things happen, any additional pain seemed to radiate in their backs. They said it went away faster if you got up and shuffled around the house every 1/2 hr to an hour during the day. I would think that would be helpful anyways?? I have some concerns about mine parts being stuck together, they are pretty sure my right ovary is, because they couldn't see it.
I talked with a nurse at the docs a while back. She was 59 and was set to have a TAH/BSO, but one of her ovaries were so badly adhered, they left it. She was already in menopause so it had stopped working anyways....kind of freaks me out to think that could happen...

Silly Donnakay31... you made me laugh!!!

Hope all goes well for you sleigh123!
Donna
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