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How Do You Know if You're Bleeding Internally? How Do You Know if You're Bleeding Internally?

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Unread 09-09-2001, 04:40 PM
How Do You Know if You're Bleeding Internally?

I'm seeing my doctor tomorrow, and I'm not running a fever or experiencing nausea or unusual sweating. But I'm still concerned about a pain in the area of my ovary. I'm twelve days post op from a total laparascopic hysterectomy.

On Friday, I woke up feeling as if I was getting my period! My left ovary hurt so badly, I thought the doctor may have left some behind. Then my breasts got tender. The pain got so bad during the day I couldn't sleep on Friday night.

Laxatives eased it somewhat yesterday, but now it's back, and I'm wondering if I could be at least *leaking* internally. I'm trying not to worry about this, but the truth is that I am worried.

I live alone, with my own house, so I know I've been overdoing the work load, vacuuming and lots of lifting. (I know this is wrong, and I didn't do any work today. My doctor is aware that I believe I overdid it.)

I'd like to hear from anyone else who may have had this phantom ovulation pain, or any inexplicable pain at all in the region of the removed organs. Thanks so much,

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Unread 09-09-2001, 04:57 PM

Estrogen is stored in your body fat. It will take some time to deplete the stored supply. At about 3 weeks post op I remember waking up in the middle of the night in one of those fogs and thinking that I had better go put a pad on as I was going to get one of those monster periods any minute. Then it dawned on me...that`s impossible! I had PMS symptoms so bad for 2 days I started wondering if they had left some parts in.

I posted here and Trish explained the estrogen supply to me. Alot of what you are feeling may be a phantom period. They lessen with time.

But....we have something else to discuss here. Why are you doing so much? Yes, you live noone is going to complain if there is dust on the coffee table. The work can wait until you are healed.

Please....don`t overdo! You have countless internal stitches that you can damage by doing too much too soon. There are lots of stories here from women that did not allow themselves time to heal and ended up back in the castle. You may have pulled or stretched one of those stitches in your side.

Pain is a message from your body to you to STOP! Rest....feet up! Listen to the pain and your body and give yourself a chance to heal.

Now be a good Princess or the Pillow Police will be dispatched!



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