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I am a 30 year old who has lost both ovaries over the past ten years but still have excessive pain, nausea, and dizziness, as well as low energy and depression. The doctors have done tests and scans but say it is probably scar tissue.

By Anonymous July 30, 2014 - 1:46pm
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It has significantly impacted everything in my life, but the doctors say "live with it." I do take hormones, but still get hot flashes and lot of acid reflux. I am given pain ills, which I try not to take, reflux pills, and sleeping pills, but I can't take pills and work so I live with pain. I need some support and guidance.

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Hello Anonymous,

it is quite possible that you have abdominal adhesions, which are scar tissue that develops following surgery.

Acid reflux is a separate problem. Acid reflux is the backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus, which is the tube that connects the throat and stomach.

If your episodes of acid reflux are occasional, you can try losing excess weight, eating smaller meals, and avoiding foods that seem to trigger heartburn, such as fried or fatty foods, chocolate, and peppermint. Avoiding alcohol and nicotine may help, too.

Anonymous, you should not have to live with the pain. Consider finding a health care professional that deals with pain management. That person may be able to offer you treatment options other than medication.


July 30, 2014 - 5:35pm
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