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Why do i still have pain in the same area i just got surgery on (endometriosis)?

By Anonymous March 27, 2009 - 5:06pm
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I got surgery on Jan 21, (today March 27) I start feeling pain again in the same area.. this time a little bit more than usual I thought it was normal but at this point it huts a lot! it feels almost like period pain (with lower back pain and disconfort) I call my doctor and he didnt say much other than going to his oficce next week. Im just looking for an aswer .. what does it hurt? my scar looks fine he started the surgery back on january with laparoscopy and need to do a cut to solve the endometriosis problem... i had a good recuperation and now for about 3 weeks im in pain and i dont know why... please someone help me... thanks a lot

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Hi, I was wondering if there's any update? I had a laparoscopy for endometriosis removal on March 31st, and a week ago my pain came back full force as well (in the exact same areas as before). I'm very confused, and was wondering if your doctor had any explanation for why your pain returned? I hope you're doing better now, and the pain has lessened!

April 27, 2009 - 2:39pm

Anon, I'm glad you're at least having some pain relief right now. And very happy you have an appointment for next week. (Though I'm sure you'd rather not wait that long.)

I'm glad the cysts and the mass were just endometriosis. I'm not sure if I'm reading correctly; did you end up losing your ovary?

And when the new pain started, was it just like the old pain, or different?

You mentioned a "weird" pain when you urinate. That shouldn't be related to the endometriosis. Could you possibly have a urinary infection?

here are a couple of pages about UTIs (urinary tract infections) that you could check out to see if these are your symptoms, if so you may need to take a round of antibiotics to wipe it out, but drinking cranberry juice (100% juice, not juice that is artificially sweetened) will a bit help in the meantime:


March 31, 2009 - 8:21am
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Both of you girl are such sweetheart thanks so much for your help.

Right now since sunday it doesnt really hurt, I dont know why the pain comes and goes... pretty weird. Sometimes it hurts a lot and the next day the only weird feeling i have is the weird pain when i go to urinate, wich is pretty weird to me I made an appt with my doctor for next week I promese i will keep you guys posted...

Im going to try to answer your question... It started back on december with a sharp pain in my back like "im almost getting my period" pain... or feel almost like gas... trapped in my lower pelvis side.. My husband bring me to the ER at the time i could even move.. i felt like cut in half ... they did an ultrasound and finded a weird mass over my right ovary of about 4cm .. Next day i went to my gynecologist and he said not to worry and give me an appt for a month for.. so I went back in January and he did an ultrasound and finded a bunch of little cysts and a weird mass he said at the time that it was a possibility that he needed to remove my right ovary so... i went into surgery a week after and he says he was going to remove the weird mass (that look pretty solid on the ultrasound) by laparoscopy if he could not do it that way he was going to make a cut and take it out that way.... so thats what happened.. After the surgery i went to my next app a few days after and he told me it was endometriosis.. that my story

March 30, 2009 - 5:54pm

Anon, I really feel for you, as I struggled with endometriosis during most of my 20s and 30s. I also had two surgeries for it.

I am interested in your surgery, you said he determined after beginning the laparoscopy that he needed to make a bigger incision to deal with the endometriosis. Can you tell me more about that?

Where was most of your endometriosis located? Did you have ovarian cysts?

When you started feeling your recent pain, is it just like it was before surgery, in the same area and with the same intensity? Or is it different?

Endometriosis can grow back, as I'm sure you're aware, but since it is barely possible for you to have had two periods since your surgery, it seems unlikely that that's what's going on.

You've had this recent pain for three weeks, you say? And it gets worse day by day?

I'm very glad you've scheduled an appointment. Something is clearly not the way it should be for you. Like Alysia, I'm so sorry that you're in pain. If you'll get back to us with the answers to some of these questions we'll see if we can find you any more info before your appointment with your doctor. Either way, please come back and let us know what's going on.

Take care. Endometriosis can be tough to deal with sometimes, but it does get better over time. (Not that that knowledge really helps much when you hurt.)

March 30, 2009 - 8:43am
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Thanks a lot for the info! I will keeep you posted

March 29, 2009 - 10:49am

Hi, Anon:

I'm sorry you're in pain. It's good to hear that you're going to see your doctor.

I don't have any personal experience with this. However, we do have some information on this site about endometriosis:

Endometriosis General Discussion

Surgical Procedures for Endometriosis

I hope this information helps. Please update us on your visit to your doctor.

March 27, 2009 - 7:32pm
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