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Unread 06-01-2002, 06:08 PM
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hello.....congrats to the ladies....I have a question to those who have had the surgery (TVH) and have had a laproscopy before thsi hyst...is there a big difference in the pain after??? I mean I do understand they are taking things OUT this time but just curious as to how different the pain is...thanx
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Unread 06-01-2002, 06:17 PM
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Hail

Hello and ask all the questions you want. I had 2 laparascopies done before hyster. A lap in Nov 00 where an adhesion was removed and the other in Dec 01 when right ovary and appendix were removed. Then my tvh on 4/23/02. For me, there was a big difference in pain, mostly a cramping feeling. Pain is different for everyone. Pain after lap was 3-4. After hyst was 6-7. Well managed with pain meds, so don't be afraid to tell doc and or nurses you need more to manage your pain. You cant heal properly if you are in pain. All will be just fine.


Best Wishes,
Amy
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Unread 06-01-2002, 08:39 PM
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I've never had a lap, but I had a TVH. I had a spinal with a happy shot (versed) beforehand, and had very little pain, just very mild cramps for the first day or two. I had some more discomfort around 3-4 weeks as the internal stitches were dissolving, but ibuprofin took care of the pain in the hospital and afterwards. I think the worst it got in the hospital on a scale of 10 was a 3 or a 4 at the most. It really was not what I expected it to be like at all. The last few years ibuprofin barely put a dent in my menstrual cramps. Compared to that, any discomfort from the hysterectomy was minimal.
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