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I was diagnosed 3 years ago with severe endo the surgeon said it had blocked my left fallopeon tube, and caused scarring and adhesions on both ovaries, tubes my womb and basically said if I wanted a child I would have to go through IVF.
Earlier this week I had another laparoscopy where they where going in to try and remove some of the endo (this is after many months of hormone injections and tablets).
When I woke up after the op the sergeon said to me that they couldn't remove any endo as when they went in they found my left fallopeon tube is destroyed and stuck down to my womb, my right ovary has gone giant size and filled with blood with a cyst inside it, also the endo has dragged my bowel up and "super glued" it to the back of my ovary with the cyst in. They said when they saw this they had to stop incase they punctured my bowel which was very possible they would do causing either death or my having to wear a bag possibly for life I have to wait until Feb so they can think of a safe way of going about this op which they will be doing through open surgery. I'm only 22 has anyone got any advice in this please xx
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replied January 3rd, 2011
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Hi tibbieterri: I don't have any advice, however, I can tell you that you have a very good surgeon...This is a happening of Endometriosis...What is happening inside of us we do not know...It seems your surgeon has taken everything into consideration and taken the best and safest route...Good luck...

Caroline
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replied January 3rd, 2011
Thankyou for your reply Caroline x
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replied March 28th, 2011
I am reading this now because I am on the search for advice. I found out through a laproscopic surgery that I have endometriosis and my ovary is stuck to my bowel. I am having surgery again in 3 weeks to remove the ovary and endometriosis. They are involving a bowel surgeon in case I need a bowel resection. This all horrifies me. Just looking for someone who might have had a similar problem and curious what the outcome was???
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replied October 17th, 2011
how did your surgery go????
just wondering how your surgery went from post in March. i will be doing the same.
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replied November 1st, 2011
Endo adhesions to colon
How has your condition/surgery gone? I am scheduled for surgery tomorrow to remove my right ovary that is adhered to my pelvic wall and bowel. I had lap surgery in Feb after ultrasound showed two extremely large endometriomas. When they went in to remove ovary they discovered the adhesions and severe endo in other areas. I am just now getting to the second step due to the fact that my gyn wanted to do a total hyst and I wasn't quite ready for that route. i have gone to a general surgeon who is well equipped to do colon surgery as well and is going to dissect adhesions, remove ovary, and attempt to laser the remaining endo. I am getting a little nervous as the past two weeks have been extremely painful and am a bit worried that more damage has been done to the bowel and worried if it will require more colon surgery than I am thinking and just wondering how others procedure went? Thanks so much!
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replied July 7th, 2012
Hi, I have just had a laproscopic surgery to remove a cyst in my right ovary and a polype. My surgery was a suprise as they didnt remove the ovary just the cyst but did remove some tube that was infected, also the left ovart was stuck to my bowel and is covered in scaring from endometriosis, that was sorted out at the same time, i didnt know this until after. have yet to see consultant to find out where to go next and i am still very sore from opp. S at the moment I am not much help but it is nice to know there are others out there with same worries... good luck Deb x
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replied July 7th, 2012
Hi, I have just had a laproscopic surgery to remove a cyst in my right ovary and a polype. My surgery was a suprise as they didnt remove the ovary just the cyst but did remove some tube that was infected, also the left ovart was stuck to my bowel and is covered in scaring from endometriosis, that was sorted out at the same time, i didnt know this until after. have yet to see consultant to find out where to go next and i am still very sore from opp. S at the moment I am not much help but it is nice to know there are others out there with same worries... good luck Deb x
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replied April 8th, 2011
I HAD AN APPOINTMENT WITH MY SURGEON FOR MY PRE-OP WHEN I WENT HE TOLD ME AS I AM ONLY 22 AND STILL WANT KIDS THEY HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT THE OP AS THE RISKS ARE SO HIGH THEY NEED TO DO EVERYTHING MEDICALLY BEFORE ATTEMPTING THIS OP SO FOR THE NEXT 3MONTHS I HAD BEEN PUT ON INJECTIONS WHICH PUTS ME ON A TEMPORY MENOPAUSE FOR THE NEXT 6 MONTHS AFTER THAT THEY ARE GOING AHEAD WITH THE OP I THINK THEY ARE DOING IT THIS WAY TO COVER THEMSELVES OF THE RISKS. I HAD AN INTERNAL SCAN JUST BEFORE I HAD MY APPOINTMENT AND THEY FOUND THAT I HAVE 3 BLOOD CYSTS IN MY OVARY NOT THE ONE THEY ORIGINALLY FOUND. HOW OLD ARE YOU IF YOU MIND ME ASKING? GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR OP X
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replied April 25th, 2011
I am looking for help for my wife and saw this post. Do not know much about ovaries, but know something of bowel resection. It is serious, but common surgery. No need for extreme fear. These are done everyday. God bless you and keep you.
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replied April 25th, 2011
thankyou very much x
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replied December 3rd, 2011
I had surgery to remove an ovarian cyst over 25 years ago. They found I had severe endometriosis with my left ovary adhered to my bladder, bowel and pelvic side wall. They were able to remove my ovary even though it was stuck to my bowel. I didn't require a bowel resection and never had any problems after the surgery. I was 28 at the time. I never required any other treatment for endometriosis. Hope this helps someone.
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replied February 16th, 2012
endormetriosis
my daughter has severe stage 4 endometriosis and worried it as she is only 25.... did you manage to have children having an ovary removed?

been told her bowel is affected and part may have to be removed, having work done by keyhole laser surgery.

thanks
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replied February 23rd, 2012
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I also have stage 4 endo and am 33 I have had it for about 7 years. Many lapro surgery later I just had a hysterectomy on Feb 15 they went in with the plan to remove everything except one ovary and that is what hppened but the only reason was bc ovary is adheared itsel to colon. I have already had one bowel reduction because the endo had dmaged my bowel so severly. I know I am not much help but I will tell yo that I was able to get pregnant after the lapro surgury to remove endo and the affected bowel. It is a hard road but as a women we learn to overcome. Not that you asked my advvice but i would tell your daughter to keep trying and dont give up, anything is possible. I am hoping that this surgery will end some of my pain and help me to lead a normal life. Good luck to you!
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replied February 24th, 2012
Hi
I have had 2 laparotomy and one laparoscopy in the past to take cysts out. Had another laparoscopy last wednesday but because everything was all stuck together to solid the surgeon could not remove the cysts. He said a colorectal surgeon might have to be involved, but also since i am considering IVF, it is a difficult situation. Am waiting for my next appointment to know what will happen. Take cre.
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replied September 13th, 2012
pain =(
hello,
have had a head cold for almost a week and yesterday morning i started feeling pain in my left side directly across from my belly button about 3 or 4 inches... kept me up most of the night last night and is significantly worse if i bend to pick something up or slouch while im sitting.. no fever that i know of some nausea no vomiting or diarrhea.. its a sharp pain but almost feels like a cramp you would get while running... wondering if this sounds familiar to any of you.. i really do not want to leave work because i need the money but am thinking a doctor is necessary at this point in time... ANY info would be great.. thank you
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replied March 7th, 2013
Hi there - I am hoping you have found some answers as some time has passed since your post. I felt the need to respond as this is exactly how things started for me. Pain in my left side - like a cramp, sometimes feeling like there was a ball of fire there. Every time I ate the pain worsened which was a puzzle to my family Dr. I had s several visits to emerg because of the intense pain - all they did was give me pain meds / iv. I was waiting for surgery as an ultrasound revealed a endometreomia (chocolate / blood cyst inside my left ovary - caused by endometreosis). (I had a mild history of endo - 1 previous lap years ago). After the surgery - my surgeon told me my left side had severe endo and my bowel and ovary were adhered together from the endo. My left tube also has severe scarring. So - the intense pain from eating was because my bowel was spasming and stuck to my ovary!. A year after the surgery - I am struggling with conceiving and am now preparing for ivf as my specialist feels that's best for me. I do still have pain that comes and goes on my left side. Hang in there and I hope you were able to get some help / answers : )
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replied December 12th, 2012
Hope for the Endometriosis Sisters
It's comforting to know that there are so many others out there suffering with similar issues to myself... I am 22 and just had a laparoscopy for endometriosis done today. I am not sure yet what the outcome will be for me but I wish you all the best of luck for a pain free life and hope that for those of you who wish to have your own healthy babies that it can happen for you and fingers crossed for me too as there is nothing more than I could ever want. Keeping you all in my prayers x
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