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in sheer agony and feeling constantly full, heavy...

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I had my son 4 months ago after a 4 hour back to back labour which resulted in a ventouse delivery due to his postion. I had a few stitches and felt ok, I assumed I would feel cramping, discomfort for a while.When my son was 2 months old I started having severe abdominal/pelvic cramps. I feel like my vagina is burning, heaviness in back passage, struggling to urinate (takes about 5 seconds to push it out) and feeling constantly full, heavy and pulling tugging type sensation, nausea, night sweats, aching joints, loss of appetite (lost all my baby weigh plus an extra stone which I could not afford to loose). I am in constant pain which at least once a day turns into sheer agony (worse than my late labour pains and I didn't have any drugs!) I've ended up in the emergency room 4 times for them to say see your GP.So I've had- blood tests, ultra sound scan, low vaginal swab, urine check all negative, had a lap which showed no endo but swollen uterus, mirena coil fitted. Any ideas?


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replied September 26th, 2011
Postpartum and Postnatal Answer A27148
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Mirena is notorious for causing pelvic inflammatory disease and intrauterine adhesions. Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries. It occurs when bacteria move upward from a woman's vagina or cervix to her uterus or fallopian tubes.

Intrauterine adhesions can cause abdominal cramps and discomfort in the lower abdomen. I sincerely advise you to consult a gynecologist and get cervical swabs and pelvic CT done to find out whether PID is responsible for your symptoms.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations, and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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