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  #1  
Unread 02-08-2003, 10:22 PM
what should i do???

hi,

i honestly don't know where to begin to go for answers or even if i should but, i figured here was about as good a place to start as any. and i have alway gotten good advice and support here whenever i have needed it. i am really in a dillemma and just don't know what to do. it seems like the same old cyle over and over with one answer. and i just don't know what to do any more. the pelvic pain as always has returned.....this time different than before. now i have a deep aching pain that seems to be centered in my vagina. sorry to be so vulgar, but there is no other way to put it. there is a pain that seems to sit on the top of my pelvic bone. i also, have sharp pains in the area of my ovaries. has anyone ever experienced anything like this? i know the easy answer is to just call the doctor and tell him what's going on, but for some reason i am really afraid to. or maybe i just don't want to. i really don't know what it is. something tells me i should call him, but for some reason i can't. this has been going on for about just over 3 weeks now. and i keep telling myself that it's probably just the same old things i've always been experiencing, only a little worse.

yesterday, feb. 7 was the 2 year annivsersary of my hyst. and since i don't have a uterus or cervix, i just wonder where is all the pain coming from....????? i think part of my fear comes from the possibility that i will call the and he won't have any answers or that he want have answers that i want to hear.
more of my fears come from the fact that it has been 2 years and i'm still having problems, both physically and emtionally.

thanks for listening.......jene
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  #2  
Unread 02-09-2003, 01:09 AM
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(((((Jene)))))

I'm sorry to hear that you are having these symptoms. I think you've answered your own question, Sweetie....you need to call your Dr. Maybe it's nothing more serious than a UTI causing the pain above the pelvic bone that can be cleared up with an antibiotic and ovulation that's causing the pain at the ovaries. Or, maybe it's something like adhesions. But unless you call your Dr., you won't know for sure. Since I'm not a doctor, I can't tell you what is causing it.

Sometimes the greatest fear is the fear of the unknown.

I hope you feel better soon. Please let us know what the Dr says.

s,
Pam
  #3  
Unread 02-09-2003, 07:07 AM
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Hi Jene

I know what you mean about wanting to know and not wanting to know. My hysterectomy was two years ago as well and I am going in for hernia repair (as a result of my hyster) on Friday. I, too, am tired of STILL dealing with the consequences of the hyster. I want to be 'fixed' and I also am afraid to be 'fixed.' However, I have to agree with Pam. I think you've answered your own question. You are best to see your doctor and deal with whatever you have to deal with. Like Pam says, it could be something simple. And if it isn't, you may as well know now as wait for things to get worse.

Sorry I can't offer anything specific. I'm not a doctor either!!

Joselle
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Unread 02-09-2003, 08:37 AM
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Big s to you. Oh sweetie, please don't let yourself suffer without knowing what's going on. I am so sorry you are still dealing with a lot of physical and emotional stuff from your hyst. You can come here and vent any time, these ladies have been so great and we all understand.

Your is really your best advocate right now, and if you don't like the answer you get, it is still your decision what to do. You might find it is something simple and get some immediate relief though..

Please be prepared to give him lots of information though. I see you kept your ovaries, have you ever had any problems with cyst?? They are very painful. I understand from this site that sometimes they shut down, I don't think DRs will acknowledge that but I often wonder

You might want to log your other symptoms too, like depression or headaches, you usually still have PMS and if you are dealing with cyst they tend to be more painful at ovulation, or when they burst. I don't miss the period but it was definitely a sure sign of the reason why I would be feeling certain ways. You might be able to find an alternative supplement from the DESERT here to help with some of those issues.

Sorry to ramble just wanted to help...

Big s dear, we are always here to hold your hand if you need us...please find out what's up for your own peace of mind.

DLK
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Unread 02-09-2003, 10:14 PM
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you all are absolutely right, i know what has to be done.
i am calling the in the morning. i don't just have a pain down there any more. i also have this strange feeling now. i can't describe it. it's just weird. and it feels funny. and i know it's not right. so i'm calling first thing in the morning. thanks for giving me that little "push" that i needed.

hugs....jene
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Unread 02-13-2003, 05:42 AM
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update:
i put in a call to the doctor's office, talked to his nursed. after explaining to her what was going on. she said it sounded like maybe a u.t.i also. the doc would be able to see me but, his schedule was full. so i may have had to wait for quite a while until he could fit me in. instead of going into see him right away, i had some lab work done to see if it was a u.t.i. or something like that. this was done late tuesday afternoon. well, the nurse called me early yesterday morning and said the tests came back negative for a u.t.i. so whatever is going on is not an u.t.i. infection. i have an appt. this afternoon to see the doctor. hopefully he can find out what the problem is.


....jene
  #7  
Unread 02-13-2003, 09:31 AM
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I'm glad they got you in so quick, now maybe you will get to the bottom of the pain.. It's good they ruled out the UTI before your visit so they have eliminated one possibility off the bat. I will pray that they have some real answers for you. Don't forget your list of ????s I always forget to ask something

Lots of s,
DLK
  #8  
Unread 02-13-2003, 12:04 PM
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{{{Jene}}}
Best of luck with your appointment sweetie. I hope the doctor will be able to help and has some answers for your ongoing pain. I am really glad that you made the call and the appointment.

Please let us know what the doctor says.
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Unread 02-15-2003, 07:09 AM
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i went to my appt. on thursday as planned.....
well, not exactly as planned. i misplaced my keys while at work and ended up being 20 minutes late. i called to let them know that i would be late. and it's a good thing i did because the doc was scheduled to be in surgery one hour after my appt. but because i was running late, he ended up being late. he wa so nice about the whole thing though and waited for me.

the office visit didn't really yield any answers. he was unable to tell anything from a pelvic exam, said that my ovaries felt fine. i did my best to explain where the pain was and i it felt. because i've had some discomfort while urinating he took a tissue sample from my urethra (a very unpleasant experience). i am also having a pelvic-sono on monday. after we get the results from these tests we will decide what our next move will be. as i explained to the doctor, this pain is different from any pelvic pain that i've ever had. i will post again as soon as i know more.

thanks for the support and prayers......

....jene
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Unread 02-15-2003, 10:19 AM
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((((Jene)))),
I'm so sorry you are suffering continuing pain I'm glad tho you went in to see your Dr & he will be running some tests...hopefully they will provide him w/ some insight as to what is going on!! Many of us here are suffering from continuing, often severe pain & nothing has shown up on any imaging tests i.e. CT Scans, X-rays, U/S, MRI's...
Someone mentioned *Adhesions*, they are a source of extreme pain for several of us here on The Road, these usually will not show-up. They are a very common occurance for women who have underwent this, or any other surgery. They can also be caused by trauma, infection, Endo... Here are some sites w/ info on Adhesions that you see if the symptoms/pain/complications sound familiar:

http://www.adhesions.org.uk
http://www.adhesions.org/Links/Doctor/resources.htm
http://www.adhesions.org/Links/Docto...lesprevent.htm
http://www.adhesions.org/forums/ADHE...0201/0024.html
http://www.adhesions.com/patient.html
http://www.adlap.com/adhesions.htm
http://www.generalsurgeryinfo.com/gerhart5/index.html
http://www.drcook.com/adca15.html
https://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/sho...threadid=19427
http://www.nurseminerva.co.uk/adhesion.htm
http://homepage.tinet.ie/~pjlb/adhesions.htm
http://www.pain.com/drfiles/cfdradvi...Article_id=121
http://www.adhesions.org/patientguide/index.htm
http://www.ivillagehealth.com/expert...171560,00.html
http://www.adhesions.com/welcome_main.html
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/e...cle/001493.htm
http://www.pathwaystohope.org
http://www.cmchealthsys.com/
http://medseek.com/glennbradley/newsdetail.cfm?ref=264


What are Adhesions?
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Adhesions are fibrous bands of scar tissue that can form after surgery or other trauma to certain tissues. These bands, technically called "fibrin bands", attach themselves to your organs and tissue, causing them to stick together, so they don't move as your body moves. This can lead to problems such as:

• pelvic pain

• infertility

• bowel obstruction

Adhesions are commonly associated with pelvic pain – an estimated 38 percent of women suffering from pelvic pain have adhesions. Adhesions bind normally separate organs and tissues together, essentially “tying them down.” The simple stretching and pulling of everyday movements can cause mild to severe pain. Adhesions can also cause pain during intercourse.
www.Adhesions.com

Good Luck ((Jene)) Please keep us posted..my prayers willbe w/ you that they can find some answers & relief to your pain soon...

((((hugs))))
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