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Unread 01-05-2008, 08:52 AM
Pain started almost 6 months after hysterectomy

I'm hoping someone might have some advice for me! I started having pain a week ago. I had a TVH on 7/25/07 and I kept my ovaries. I called my GYN two days ago to schedule an appointment and was told the doctor will no longer see me due to my having an outstanding bill of $100 that went to collections. Money has been super tight and that's why that hasn't been paid but that's a whole different story. Anyway, I went to the er yesterday because I still am not feeling better. The doctor did an internal exam and also a CAT scan along with some blood work and a urine test. Everything came out o.k. So, I was sent home with some pain meds and told to call my primary physicain on Monday. Well, today I still feel horrible! I still have pain in my lower abdomin (particularly on my left side but all over in general) and my lower back is killing me! I'm starting to feel extremely nausas and also have diarehha from the enima used during the CAT scan on top of it all. I don't know what more to do at this point. So, my question is has anyone else gone through this type of pain? What does a CAT scan show and what is it not used for that an ultrasound or MRI or something else might show? I'm feeling frustrated and miserable because I spent all day yesterday at the er with no results! I don't know what more to do at this point! Thank you in advance to anyone who can give me a bit of advice!!!
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Unread 01-05-2008, 04:05 PM
Pain started almost 6 months after hysterectomy

How about seeing a new dr? Maybe a uro/gyno? I've been back to my gyno 4 times and she still couldn't figure out why I'm having my symptoms 3 months post op (pressure and pain in vagina/rectum/sore back/sore groin).
I've seen a GI who diagnosed me with anal fissures/hemerrhoids. It has been 2 weeks since treatments and I feel worse. I'm going through the maze myself. Do see a primary physician. I'm finally doing that next week. They can navigate your symptoms and hopefully point you in the right direction.
Unread 01-05-2008, 04:08 PM
Pain started almost 6 months after hysterectomy

I also wanted to add that some of my friends said it can take a year to feel better for some of us.
MRI and CT scans do not show scar tissue. Also, sometimes they don't know what to look for and can miss things. That's why a pelvic floor specialist/urogyno may be better. They know what to look for and do the right scans/tests.
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Unread 01-05-2008, 07:56 PM
Pain started almost 6 months after hysterectomy

Thanks so much for your advice may13! I plan to see my primary physician on Monday. I hope you get to feeling better yourself soon!
Unread 01-06-2008, 05:48 AM
Pain started almost 6 months after hysterectomy


I'm so sorry you're experiencing this but really glad you plan to see your primary physician very shortly.

I understand that the abdominal CT is usually the first diagnostic scan used, because it's easier, faster and cheaper, and can show more detail of the GI tract, which an MRI can't show. MRIs are much more expensive and can show more detail of some things. This link will help explain in more detail:

I'm wondering whether your abdominal and lower back pain could possibly be a urinary tract or kidney infection? Was your urine checked in the ER? If not, it would certainly be worth getting your urine tested as soon as possible, if only to rule this out.

Will you let us know how you get on? Sending all good wishes and I hope you're feeling alot better, very soon.


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