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is a total hysterectomy neccessary for abdominal adhesions

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has total hysterectomy helped anyone? I was told adhesions have wraped around my bowels and other female organs, I had an large vertical abdominal incision for an appendectomy with complications 30 years ago, 7 years later I had to have corrective surgery, had severe abdominal pain during sex, began with only a laparoscope, but once inside found uterus turned self inside out (yes this is the truth, docs never believe that part) bladder was upside down, tubes & overies filled with cysts, I have had trouble all my adult life with female organs, 8 years ago had a laparoscope to remove severe adhesions, periods have gotten extremely painfull over last year, 12 weeks ago, I was urinating & had the worse pain ever covering this scar (twice cut) and a severe tugging, pulling burning feeling on my belly button (inside) and a pressure type feeling on my abdominal wall, has any one felt this before? OBGYN said I now have endometriosis as well, but a surgeon must remove the adhesions she says because after reading all past medical records she said adhesions wrapped around bowels & she feels that''s what is causing tugging feeling, also my uterus is adhered to the abdominal wall, not in correct position, so she (OBGYN) doesn''t even want to attempt to begin to touch that type of surgery, (which I have also read a good OBGYN will refer you to a surgeon instead of attempting that surgery)I requested laparoscope assisted hysterectomy, or at least a horizonal scar instead which won''t hurt as much, she said no on all accounts due to the adhesion bowl wrapped issue, I have read many post on many complications with the bowels & bladder & returning adhesions post hysterectomy (which I can''t have vaginally because I have never ben able to have kids because of all these female problems) I am now in a panic and scared to deat, can someone please help me and offer me some security or at least some suggesstions, or at least let me know if you had less problems & felt better after a total hysterectome, or got more adhesions? I am very traumatized by all I have read and I need help, can I refuse, or will it just complicate matters if I suggest only adhesion removal, is a hysterectomy neccessary with my mess inside my body? will it help or will it make things worse? someone please help me I am scraed to death

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please help

Meeka
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replied July 30th, 2010
I had hysterecomy 15 year ago after taking 3 years to get diagnosed.Strangely enough my pain started with a referred shoulder pain every month coinciding with cystic bleeding.I've had pain free years, but recently (1 year) bleeding bowels and IBS though I suspect adhesions are to blame but no doctors want to operate on them. My scar (on pubic line) is virtually invisible now. It was numb for first year.My advice- get the hysterectomy- if it gives you pain free life for 15 years like me, I would greatly appreciate it, as I was bedridden for 3 months on pethedeine and had no real life.I had immediate relief after the op recovery time. Good luck- Try not to prevaricate, make your decision and live with it. It aint easy- there will be tears, but you should grieve for this part of your womanhood and accept that those feelings are justified and you ought to indulge in that grief regardless of what others think of your emotions.Sounds like you've had a hard time.
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replied July 31st, 2010
laparoscopic hysterectomy
Hi hun, thank you for the advice, I have long suffered with this crap (23 years) and since visiting the Magee's Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh, I have met a fantastic caring surgeion who totally changed my attitude about a hysterectomy, he explained why it would be neccessary in my case but yet didn't force it on me as others did, he instead gave me the choice of the hysterectomy or just taking down adhesions while explaining to me yes I could just have a laparascop to do so but will continue to go through this year after year causing still more adhesions. He was excellent and actually took time to hear my concerns and after a 45 minute consult with this excellent surgeon, I have decided on the total laparscopic hysterectomy (he specializes in this) he will only make it laparotomy if absolutely neccessary and it may be due to adhesions wraped around the bowl.

Thank you

Meeka
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