Re: surgery for my adhesions/endo

From: Robin (
Fri Sep 22 08:54:57 2000

in 94, I had a TAH, & 4 years later, I had lap surgery & the dr found a mass the size of a large orange of scar tissue. It couldnt be felt or seen on any test. The dr, my ob/gyn at the time, didnt belive me about the pain. He basically decided to do exploratory lap just to please me. He ended up opening me up to get to the mass. After surgery, he came to my hospital room & said "it really wasnt all in your head, I really did find something" This was the same dr that did my TAH. I no longer use him for my gyn. I dont know if I really gave you any useable info or not, but I just wanted to share my info. Best of luck Robin

At Thu, 21 Sep 2000, Stacey wrote: >
>Hi everyone, I have not posted for awhile because I have been in extreme
>pain for the past month. I have not been able to find a doctor who will
>listen to me, they all say that it is in my head, while I am suffering
>terribly. I have had problems with adhesions and endo for the past 9
>years now. I am 27 years old and have already had 5 surgeries, the last
>one a complete hysterectomy. I had the hysterectomy a year and half
>ago. I was okay during that time, I had spells from time to time, but
>they only lasted a few day and I just gritted my teeth and bared it. Now
>for the last month and half it is constant again and getting worse. I
>finally found a gynecologist that listened to me today. He examined me
>and found a mass on my right side, which he could also feel by just
>touching my abdomen. He also said that I was very tender during the
>entire pelvic examine which I knew already because I was crying
>He wants to perform a exploratory laparotomy as soon as possible to find
>out what the mass is. In fact he set me up for surgery today. I am
>just so afraid of what he may find in there. I know that the endo is
>back, and there is no doubt that there are adhesions present, I am
>worried more about the mass he found seeing I have no ovaries anymore. I
>am skeptical about the surgery, but I am in so much pain, I am about
>ready to just do it and get it over with. I am supposed to have surgery
>next month, But I am very afraid. Can anyone relate to a mass coming
>back after hysterectomy, and might know what this might be. Any
>feedback would be appreciated. Thank you Stacey


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