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Period Pain after surgery 2 yrs??? anyone? Period Pain after surgery 2 yrs??? anyone?

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Unread 04-11-2003, 05:26 AM
Period Pain after surgery 2 yrs??? anyone?

Has anyone else found that every month or so they face "period Pain" after their hysterectomy?

I get pelvic pain - headaches and morning sickness that last for about a week. It seems to come and go in waves - almost monthly.

After 2 1/2 yrs from surgery - wouldn't that be over with??

My alternative treatment has left me short handed as well. I see a uro-gyno next month. MAYBE someone can help.
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Unread 04-11-2003, 07:22 AM
Period Pain after surgery 2 yrs??? anyone?

Hmmm.. were your ovaries removed as well???

Unread 04-11-2003, 07:32 AM
I would think

as long as your ovaries remained then you would still get all the PMSy type of feelings. I think my ovaries are on hiatus for now cause I am getting some cold flashes mixed with some hot flashes since my TAH. I kept my ovaries even though the DR should have taken 1 due to a cyst making the ovary twice the size as the other one.
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Unread 04-11-2003, 08:08 AM
Period Pain after surgery 2 yrs??? anyone?

Sorry to hear you are not feeling better. We need a little more info to go on.... If you get a chance to, fill us in on some more of the details and we can relate our experiences and what has worked / not worked for us.

Why did you have the hyst?
Do you still have your ovaries?
What is your age?
Are you having bladder issues?

I had a TAH for endo (kept ovaries) in Nov of 2002. I am 36. My endo symptoms [various types of pelvic pain] seem to be returning. However, my PMS type symptoms are greatly reduced. [For instance, instead of being totally angry at nothing, I just feel a little "off"]

We'd love to help you out, just need a little more info. In the meantime's a
Unread 04-11-2003, 09:36 AM
Period Pain after surgery 2 yrs??? anyone?

Yup - I still have my ovaries...but I would think after the surgery over 2 yrs ago - they would be shrivelled up and that wrong thinking?
Yes - bladder issues are a BIG concern. I just went to the uro because I thought I had anothe UTI...had the pelvic pain and peeing all nite - no infection but instead of going to see the dr or the gyno I am going to see the uro/gyno my reg gyno recommended. Hopefully he can help me.

I am 48 and had the hyst for abnormal bleeding and pain issues. I also have back and neck disc problems that play into the mix too.

I notice when I have probs (almost monthly) I have probs peeing, my face flares up red, my pelvic pain returns BIG TIME and my back pain increases. This is 2 year post surgery and I have tried all sorts of drugs only to wind up twice with stomach ulcers.

I checked into accupuncture and massage therapy -all big $$ and not covered and am taking flaxseed oil and calcium and magnesium as prescribed by the dr at the integrated health and wellness office.....who has left me kinda hanging. I detoxed with the drops she gave me to add to my water. For about 4 wks was feeling better but lack of $ and time just brought me right back to where I am now. MISERABLE
Unread 04-11-2003, 05:00 PM
Period Pain after surgery 2 yrs??? anyone?

((((LaurLaur))))) You and I had surgeries just a few days from each other and we've had a lot of the same problems over the years

I'm 46 years old and had a TVH to remove a uterus that was severely enlarged due to a large fibroid and had a rectocele repaired at the same time. Before my hyst, I practically had no history of PMS symptoms. My main complain was excessive bleeding and some hormonal unbalance. And all the problems associated with the stage 3 rectocele.

However, once my ovaries woke up about 3 months after my surgery, I started having PMS symptoms. This included the mood swings, extreme cramping, lower back pains and, strangely enough, hot flashes, night sweats and dizzy spells. I say strangely enough because those are usually signs of Peri-menopause. Like you, I'm now over two years post-op and am still having those problems, though not as extreme as they were two years ago. However, the peri-menopausal symptoms are increasing (I'm having my hormone and thyroid levels tested this month).

As far as ovarian function after a hyst, I've seen really contradictory information. However, the most consistant information I've seen is that we're likely to go into natural menopause about 5 years earlier than we normally would. That's probably why you're still having these symptoms: your ovaries are still working.

BTW, one thing I've noticed is that the incontinence problems I've been plagued with since November 2001 seem to increase whenever the perimenopausal symptoms increase. That's why I'm thinking that most of my symptoms are somehow linked and that getting the hormone levels up might releave most of my symptoms.

I'm so sorry the alternative therapy didn't work as you expected. Hopefully the uro-gyn will be able to help you and shed some on the problems plaguing you.

Sending lots of healing s your way.
Unread 04-11-2003, 10:44 PM
Period Pain after surgery 2 yrs??? anyone?

Thanks Dany and all for the care and hugs!

I guess I thought the ovaries were gone now....guess not.

I have noticed:
headaches, morning sickness, and flushing - but then I noticed.... that also comes before I have another ulcer attack.

Dany - you are very right - when those symptoms occur the incontinence and peeing every hour is horrible. And I had the sling and AP repair for this.

I will let you know what the uro-gyno says. I got a lovely welcome packet today with lots of questions to answer. So we will see.

As for the Integrated/Alternative - they were really great at the first visit but left me hanging. OK I am taking the things they like now what??? And to top that off the little that is covered by ins....they forgot to submit. So that seems to be a dead end.

How do you manage sleep????? I just can't anymore.
Unread 04-12-2003, 12:57 PM
Period Pain after surgery 2 yrs??? anyone?

((((LaurLaur))))) are we twins? I also have such a love/hate relationship with sleep these days Either I can't sleep. Nights of 4 or 5 hours are not unusual these days Or I fall asleep anytime I rest my head!! Those days, I'll get 12 or 13 hours of sleep and wake up tired

((((LaurLaur)))) Have you had your hormone levels tested? Your ovaries, like mine, could be playing tricks with you. Definately mention all of these symptoms to your uro-gyn.

Sending tons and tons of healing s your way.
Unread 04-12-2003, 01:48 PM
Period Pain after surgery 2 yrs??? anyone?

Dany - so weird isn't it????
Last time my hormone levels were checked they were fine - so was my thyroid......go figure.
The uro-gyno packet came with questions and also they urge you to write down your questions and your probs so you don't forget them when you get there.

Here's hoping this may lead somewhere. Today is beautiful out and I am so draggy. Been having some psychotic type of dreams when I do sleep to....that's no fun...not rested for sure!

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