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Granulation18 Mo. Post Op, Surgery to remove?? Granulation18 Mo. Post Op, Surgery to remove??

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Unread 05-01-2006, 09:21 PM
Granulation18 Mo. Post Op, Surgery to remove??

I seem to still have some granulation that the doc can't seem to get rid of. Doc is talking about surgery to remove the spot that will not heal. I'm worried about another surgery, and also worried about the possibility of this turning into cancer; is this possible? Has any one ever had this kind of problem? My doc says that he hasn't ever seen this before, and he has been in practive for over 20 years. I continue to have a terrible discharge. Also, I am experiencing vaginal dryness, and I think that my bladder is becoming weaker. I was happy with the hyster, but now I'm beginning to have regrets. Prior to this, the only problem I have had is not being able to sleep. Now I have all these new things to worry about. If anyone can help I would appreciate it!
Also, I have spotting, and pain when having sex. Some bleeding even when I have not had sex.
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Unread 05-02-2006, 12:12 PM
Granulation18 Mo. Post Op, Surgery to remove??

I can't help you with the granulation - I hope you get this resolved quickly!
Maybe you can try some estrogen creme for your vaginal dryness. I was in pain for 3 days after sex before I started using the creme. Now I'm fine, although we still need lubrication. Also your vaginal walls can become weak from the lack of estrogen, so maybe the creme will make help the wall in front of your bladder become stronger. Ask you doctor. Good Luck.
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Unread 05-02-2006, 02:03 PM
Granulation18 Mo. Post Op, Surgery to remove??

A few women have had to go have surgery to remove granulation tissue, but I believe it's only outpatient. I did have a polyp of granulation form after 6 months. The dr took it off in his surgical unit in his office. I was awake and he numbed the area and snipped it off and then cauterized the area. I didn't have much pain at all and I drove myself home. I haven't had any discharge or spotting since. I don't believe that the granulation can turn to cancer, but they sent my tissue to the lab for good measure.

Good luck to you. Once you get the granulation cleared up you will be very happy for it to be over.
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Unread 05-03-2006, 01:49 AM
Granulation18 Mo. Post Op, Surgery to remove??

Hi, I had to have surgery one year after after my first A/P repair to remove a pilonidal cyst at the entrance of the vagina. I was told that a cyst had developed around a hair/stitch and that it was unusual.
It was very quick surgery and quick recovery, with nothing sinister although they tested to be safe.
My symptoms were a feeling of a swelling at the entrance that hurt and had a discharge.
Hugs. xx
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Unread 05-03-2006, 02:56 PM
Very Similar

Hi,
I am 10 years post hyster and just about 6 months ago developed a strange backache/side pain with discharge. It went on for some time until I went in to see my gyn and she said that there was a chronic ulceration at the apex of my vaginal cuff. She said that she had never seen anything like this before and she has been practicing for almost 30 years. After having a colonoscopy, MRI and ultrasound, nothing was found but she advised that I have a cone biopsy as an outpatient to get rid of the tissue that would not heal. I had that done on Monday and it is Wednesday and I'm feeling still kind of achy in my back and have some bleeding from the incision which was stitched. I am supposed to get my results from my biopsy/sectioning sometime this week. I'll let you know what they find out. It sounds like we may have something similar. I find it really hard to believe that these doctors have never seen anything like this. It makes you feel pretty weird when they tell you something like that. I don't think that it is anything more than a thinning of the vaginal wall that turned into an inflamed area. Just hang in there... I know how you feel. It is really hard to wait for results.
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Unread 05-03-2006, 03:29 PM
Granulation18 Mo. Post Op, Surgery to remove??

TJ9225,
My doctor had to remove STUBBORN granulation tissue several times during office visits...the final time was during a scheduled surgery to laser the spot; That was the last of it - it did the trick!...I had one final sugery to have more adhesions and my appendix removed a couple of months after that...

The granulation tissue has not come back...I do have pain at that same spot from time to time usually associated with bowel movements or a full bladder...some nerves are more sensitive then others.
The attempts to cauterize the granulation tissue for me were very painful, doc suggested the spot was on a nerve.

Hope this helps?!

Take care and take it easy!
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Unread 05-03-2006, 07:50 PM
Michelle0908

It's funny that you said it seems like pain is associated with B/M. I could swear that I can feel pain in the area when I have gas. I also think that it is associated with B/M or gas. I also have slight bleeding at times, for sure after sex, which I don't care to have anymore since this has been going on. I have had silver nitrate treatments in the office about 6 times. Why did you have to MRI and colonoscopy? Thanks for the reply, It helps knowing that I'm not alone.
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Unread 05-04-2006, 10:05 AM
Granulation18 Mo. Post Op, Surgery to remove??

TJ9225,

I did have an MRI after all of the office silver nitrate treatments before they surgically lasered the spot...the MRI did not show anything...however I did not mention that in my last reply to you...that was the thread reply above mine...
I am however, experiencing low back pain now, that feels like a dull charlie horse in my lower back to butt area...it hurts in my right hip too...reminds me of back labor pain...I am scheduled for an MRI next week for that...acupuncture in the next couple of weeks...and physical medicine...I am in a lot of pain most of the time...about 75% of the time...Motrin 800 seems to take the edge off but does not make the pain go away...We'll see...sorry to vent on you! THanks for listening! Hope you feel better...I remember how painful that spot was...the doc said it was the size of a ball point pen head...! Amazing how somethign so small could cause so much pain!
Take care!
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Unread 05-04-2006, 02:19 PM
Granulation 24+ months Post Op, facing surgery again

Hi,

I too have had granulation problems ongoing since my hysterectomy two years ago. It turned out to be the four permanent sutures extruding through the cuff. I had all four removed (they came through one at a time) in office procedures in the past two years. Also, six months post-op (before the doc figured out it was the extruding sutures) I also underwent surgery again to cauterize the cuff to try and get rid of the extensive granulation problem.

The suture material can be very difficult to remove completely and I've been told I may have to go back into surgery if I continue granulating now that the last of the visible suture material has been removed.

This has been a real bummer and has limited my sex life with my husband greatly. I have also has incontinence problems over the past two years that may have been caused by the extruding sutures (irritating my bladder?) since now those problems have resolved. I would check with your doctor about the possiblity of suture extrusion and <admin note: no doctor's names,phone numbers or addresses in posts please. You may PM the member privately.> to get any info from her on the granulating problem. I am not the only patient she has treated for this and she may have good advice to give your doc. Good luck!!
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Unread 05-07-2006, 01:34 PM
surgery over...results back

Apparently they found a benign cyst when they did my outpatient cone biopsy last week. I'm feeling better than I was...just not 100% yet. I am just very pleased that it didn't come back as anything scary. My doctor didn't mention previous sutures causing the problem, but I wouldn't doubt it. I don't have my followup appt. with her until next week, and I plan on asking a LOT of questions. I wish the doctor was more accessible - I seem to always have to talk with her nurse who is completely clueless.
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