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Excruciating pain 2 and a half weeks post-op. Excruciating pain 2 and a half weeks post-op.

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Unread 12-21-2007, 04:24 AM
Excruciating pain 2 and a half weeks post-op.

Hi Ladies,
I have been recovering slowly, this past 2 and a half weeks. I have lived with a lot of daily pain for the past year with chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, and I think because I am used to living with pain, I have been pushing myself lately to do things too quickly. Yesterday I did some washing, I have been making meals and going shopping. I am soooooooo tired all the time, but keep pushing myself, anyway.
Well at 3:30 this morning, I went to the toilet, and when I stood up, I had the most excruciating pain / cramping from the bikini line all the way down and into my vagina. I made my way slowly to bed puffing and panting and curled up behind my husband. I was shaking like aleaf and he rolled over and held me in his arms while I cried through the worst of the pain. Eventually it subsided enough that I could try to sleep, but I have spent about 90% of today in bed, either doing sudoku or sleeping. I am so sore, and keep getting sharp pains. Has anyone else experienced this? It frightened me so much.
I can only urge any sister's who may read this, to take it slow...let other's help as much as possible, and worry about the rest when you ARE well enough to do it.

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Unread 12-21-2007, 04:39 AM
Excruciating pain 2 and a half weeks post-op.

Any new pain needs to be reported to your doctor. Pain that sudden and severe doesn't seem to be part of a normal recovery. Please call your doctor. S/he may want to see you to be sure there's nothing serious going on.

I hope you feel better soon.
Unread 12-21-2007, 05:14 AM
Excruciating pain 2 and a half weeks post-op.

Hi Catherine,
Thanks for your well wishes.
Unfortunately, I think my doctor's office is now closed for Christmas, and won't be open until the beginning of January. Should I contact my GP or contact the ER if I can't get hold of my GYN?
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Unread 12-21-2007, 05:19 AM
Excruciating pain 2 and a half weeks post-op.

YES, most definitely. If something is wrong it is not in your best interest to wait without knowing what the problem may be.
Unread 12-21-2007, 05:41 AM
Excruciating pain 2 and a half weeks post-op.

Thanks Jesi7,
I guess the ER will be first port of call if necessary, as it is almost midnight, Friday, here; so my GP won't be available for a couple of days, either!
Unread 12-21-2007, 05:45 AM
Excruciating pain 2 and a half weeks post-op.

A thought occured to me...If I went back to the ward I was on when I had my surgery, they should have an after hours contact number for my doctor. Would they give it to me, do you think?
Unread 12-21-2007, 06:07 AM
Excruciating pain 2 and a half weeks post-op.

You may have acquired a bladder infection. That sounds like the same kind of pain I had with mine. These don't go away without antibiotics and the bacteria will just sit and multiply until treated. Can you go to an urgent care center or call your hospital? Truly, you don't need to wait!!
Big hugs to my hystersister....
Unread 12-21-2007, 06:31 AM
Excruciating pain 2 and a half weeks post-op.

Hi leannjax,
I will contact the hospital tomorrow to see if I can get my doctor's after hours number; if I can't, I will go to the ER. I certainly don't want an untreated bladder infection, if that is what this is!
Thank you for your input. I hope you are feeling better.

Unread 12-21-2007, 07:00 AM
Excruciating pain 2 and a half weeks post-op.

any new pain should be reported to your dr. cant you call the office and have him paged? even if the office is closed, someone should be on call.
Unread 12-21-2007, 04:22 PM
Excruciating pain 2 and a half weeks post-op.

Hi dressedupinblue,
I'm not sure. I've never called out of hours before. I will call there, then call my ward if I can't get anyone. I want my Dr. to deal with this if at all possible; as experience has taught me, you can talk until you are blue in the face about what's going on, but they really don't listen in the ER. One of many occasions I went there with PID, I was just 3 and a half weeks out from a LAP/D&C/Hysteroscopy, when I had another excruciating attack. I told them what was wrong with me, but they tested me within an inch of my life for all manner of things...at this point I had had acute PID for well over a year (attacks every 4-6 weeks which put me at the ER...less than a year later it progressed to Chronic PID, with pain 24 hours a day.)...I don't want to be fobbed off as a post-op nutter worrying over nothing.


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