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I had a DaVinci total hysterectomy on 6/24/11 and have been dealing with what was intermittant pain where my right ovary had been since the surgery. That is until this Monday 9/12 when the pain went constant (pain scale of 5 all day) escalated to level 6 at night (I was up hourly) and 7 all the next day. The Tramadol I'd been taking for the intermittant pain was useless so I'm now back on Norco. The docs are trying to distance this pain from their surgery, but the pain is where the ovary was, and right by one of the incision sites. I know my body and have had a gut feeling that something is wrong since this started. A CAT Scan didn't show anything (but my doc said it wouldn't show adhesions if they were there anyway).

I am disillusioned with what I'd been told about this surgery i.e. less painful, faster recovery time, less medication, because I've been on pain meds since the surgery 3 months ago, very tired, still not recovered and now the pain is constant and escalated in intensity. I've tried looking on the Internet but all I seem to find is positive glowing stories about how wonderful it is. I'm sick and tired of being in pain, being tired, and hate taking pain meds. The docs. would like me to ride this out and don't feel a laproscopy would yield much info.

I've been "riding the pain out" since way before the surgery due to the adnomyloma tumor that was on my uterus. So for these guys to even suggest that I should just continue to tough it out with no end in sight is insane. I want off of the pain meds totally and be painfree. Menopause 3 years ago was a real blessing and I was looking forward to no more problems because menstrual years were horribly painful (fibroids, adhesions, hemmoraging, etc.)

My friends who are nurses told me to avoid a laproscopy and get a second opinion. So I'm planning on getting a second opinion, but am trying to research this first. I want to ideally find an Ob/Gyn who's not enamored with DaVinci and can be more objective in his/her perspective because something is wrong. I live in the Chicago area, so there's plenty of docs out here
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replied September 17th, 2011
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You should definitely get a second opinion. And I agree that the Davinci is not all it's hyped up to be, had mine a week ago, lots of pain, bloating, and very little post-operative instructions because they want to believe it's such a fast recovery.
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replied December 28th, 2011
I agree about the second opinion. I had a total hyst on the 5th of Dec with the Da Vinci method and am not at all impressed. I felt very unprepared for the pain and other issues after the procedure. Especially since all I had been told was how wonderful I would be feeling. It's a bit over 3 weeks since surgery and I still have to wear a pad and am dealing with right side pain on a regular basis. Also have much difficulty sleeping at night, though not due to pain. I think this procedure is too new and needs to be researched a bit more. Not a fan!
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replied September 14th, 2012
Da Vinci Hysterectomy
I just had a radical Da Vinci hysterectomy August 15, 2012. I have a wonderful doctor who told me to REST for 6 weeks after surgery. No lifting, no vacuuming, no laundry. It's been 4 weeks post-op and I have to say I'm just now pain free. I think the key is rest. Even though your body may not look like it's gone through major surgery, it definitely has, and precautions must be taken in order to heal properly. I hope you are feeling better.
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replied January 8th, 2013
Davini total hystero & bladder lift
Yes, I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. My Dr was outstanding & the procedure was too, Except I DID have to recover the WHOLE 8-12 wks. I had a bladder lift too. I agree that rest is of utmost importance & I'm not one to rest until I'm exhausted! I do have leg pains that persist, but 'we're trying to get to the bottom of it'. I've got some 'phantom pain' but nothing I worry too much about. It's the persistent leg pains driving me to insanity.
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replied February 24th, 2013
I also had the DaVinci hysterectomy. My surgery was Feb. 14th. I have lower belly pain or pressure along with very achy legs. I don't want to take any more pain meds so I use a heated corn bag. I also rest, rest and rest some more. My post-op visit is tomorrow so I'm anxious to hear what the dr has to say. Keep me posted on any answers you get, please. Smile Good luck to you!
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replied March 10th, 2013
I had the robotic surgery on February 27th. The bloating and gas pain is unbearable. I started taking simethicone tablets and it has helped a LITTLE. It has been 11 days since surgery and I am bleeding a little. Is this normal? I bled a small amount the day after surgery, then no blood until today.
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replied September 1st, 2012
I had my surgery 8 days ago, and although I don't have pain from incisions, I have so much pain from bloating, and what appears to be gas. No one told me that gas would be my biggest issue!
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replied January 20th, 2013
right I just had my surgery on the 16th of jan 2013 and it is the 19th now I feel good except for the bloating and the gas feeling I drink alot of prune juice and take phazyme for the gas hoping it goes away soon !
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replied January 24th, 2013
Hey belladog2011/ I had the same surgery on the same day....one week post op yesterday. I'm feeling lots better but still a lot of pulling sensation in lower pelvic. I move around for a few hours but still need to lay down. What about you? Being stuck inside is a little irritating though.
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replied December 17th, 2012
pain after Davinci Hysterectomy
I'm 8 weeks post op Had my DaVinci, and it was not at all pain free!!! It was the worst pain, even worse then my 2 C-sections, so who is saying pain free I would like to meet them... Or what is going on with us?
I talked to my Dr. he said, that is surprising I had that much pain, and it is possible that it was from hitting a nerve during surgery,... so now I'm stuck with the idea, of they hit something now I have Nevre pain, WTH I have it, at times worse then ohter days but not like before it was not even hit by the Norco at all.
had to go to the ER for morphine, So tha tis how bad it was for me... I may find another gyn too for my next visit.
So it has been a little better.
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replied September 17th, 2011
Thanks Corgisrule,
Your response is a breath of fresh air. All the propaganda tends to make us feel like we're the oddballs in my opinion. But then again that's the nature of propaganda isn't it. Keep repeating the same thing over and over so that it becomes the accepted norm. Thank you for validating my concerns. I'm hoping for more replies from other women who've experienced what we are experiencing. Tonight my pain has escalated yet again from 7 to 8. The docs want me to just "tough it out"---I don't think so! I bet they wouldn't if it were themselves going through this.
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replied November 2nd, 2011
I had a partial hysterectomy (leaving my ovaries) 6 weeks ago. Going in to my second week post op I only had a little discomfort and was taking Tylenol for the pain. Going in to my third week post op I woke in the middle of the night in extreme pain. I had to take the Vicodine my GYN had given me after my surgery. Now I am 6 weeks post op, still have constant sever pelvic pain and still have to take the Vicodine. I have been back to my GYN three times and he just keeps telling me that I am healing perfectly and he has no idea what is causing my pain and has now referred me to a pain management doctor. I do NOT want to manage my pain, I want it to go away! That is why I had the hysterectomy in the first place. I was also told that some of my pain was caused from a painful ovulation cycle.....What?????? I wasn't told that that pain would continue after the hysterectomy! I had that before surgery and was told that the hysterectomy would help. I am very disgusted, loosing my patients, and sick of being in pain and on pain meds. I want to be pain free. I am so glad I found this website, it's comforting to know that I am not the only one who is experiencing this pain and not alone when the doctors look at you like you are just seeking drugs.
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replied December 28th, 2012
I am 9 mos post op and am still dealing with alot of pain. I have trouble with urinating and pain where my ovaries use to be.My gyn told me it's not his problem because he has taken all my female stuff out,that I need to go to my family Dr.My family Dr. wants me to go to my gyn who did the surgery,, so who do I really need to see? The pain is so bad that I can't stand it. Thank God I have pain meds for my back or else I really would be up a creek without a paddle.Does anyone else have pain when they irinate or around where their ovaries use to be?
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replied January 10th, 2013
Right side pain where ovary USED to be
I have pain where my ovaries were....shooting and intense. right side worse. Dr. Said it was normal....nerve endings still sending out signals. My surgery was 12-19. I developed an UTI after my total hysterectomy and bladder spasms were terrible. Things r getting better, but i am bleeding some and need to stop doing stuff around house. Hopefully u will find different doctors that will lisyen to u. I had davinci, but it has not been a piece of cake like I was led to believe. Good luck and God bless.
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replied January 10th, 2013
I have pain where my ovaries were....shooting and intense. right side worse. Dr. Said it was normal....nerve endings still sending out signals. My surgery was 12-19. I developed an UTI after my total hysterectomy and bladder spasms were terrible. Things r getting better, but i am bleeding some and need to stop doing stuff around house. Hopefully u will find different doctors that will lisyen to u. I had davinci, but it has not been a piece of cake like I was led to believe. Good luck and God bless.
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replied September 23rd, 2011
I also had this surgery-July 25th 2011 -The first 3 weeks after surgery I felt great. Then I woke up one morning with a burning pain where my ovary was?? On my follow-up appointment @ 6 weeks the doctor said my stitches (inside) weren't healed at all?? When I talked with him about the pain he ordered a CT scan. The results showed what looked like an ovary on my left side(I only had that one before the surgery) The doctor put me on antibiotic which has not helped with the pain at all???
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replied October 1st, 2011
Pains after hysterectomy.
Neiborhi:
I had the same surgery with nifty50s around 6/20/11. I still had pains after 2 months. My doctor told me the healing process is different for each patient and she kicked me back to work with some restriction. However, after the restriction period ended. I had to go out on my regular duties with lift and carry 20lbs, the severe pains come back in the incision areas (exactly you said - ovaries the place for the three holes) I requested CAT Scan and they said that it did not show anything. The areas are healing. Now, it becomes 3 months after my surgery. The pain was not tolerable to me for the past 3 days, that I had to come back using the pain killer. I believed that something wrong with my surgery and with the healing process. I definitely go for the second opinion (via my family doctor referal). As I do not trust my ob doctor anymore.
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replied October 1st, 2011
Pains after hysterectomy.
Neiborhi:
I had the same surgery with nifty50s around 6/20/11. I still had pains after 2 months. My doctor told me the healing process is different for each patient and she kicked me back to work with some restriction. However, after the restriction period ended. I had to go out on my regular duties with lift and carry 20lbs, the severe pains come back in the incision areas (exactly you said - ovaries the place for the three holes) I requested CAT Scan and they said that it did not show anything. The areas are healing. Now, it becomes 3 months after my surgery. The pain was not tolerable to me for the past 3 days, that I had to come back using the pain killer. I believed that something wrong with my surgery and with the healing process. I definitely go for the second opinion (via my family doctor referal). As I do not trust my ob doctor anymore.
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replied October 5th, 2011
I had this surgery just 6 days ago. Listening to these stories are making me a bit nervous. I am in so much pain right now. I hate the way the Norco makes me feel, but I have to take them because the pain is too great at times. Now I realize that since int's only been 6 days (Sept 29, 2011), pain is to be expected, but the thought that I could still be in pain months later is scary. I'm hoping at least the selling will go done soon, because it's driving me crazy....and the prssure on my bladder is madening. I too researched the DaVinci surgery before my surgery and all I could gind were positive stories, so I felt condident in having it done. I love that the incisions are very small, and that I didn't have to have stitches or staples. But it's still major surgery and I'll just have to wait to see, but I can tell you that I don't think the pain, swelling, and urinating frequently is any less than that of a reqular surgery. I am hoping and praying that the recovery will be shorter as it claims to be.
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replied October 25th, 2011
daVinci hysterectomy
Hello daVinci, how are you doing with your healing process? What type of hyst did you have?
I am considering daVinci hyst and really a bit nervous whether daVinci claim of less pain, quicker recovery is true?
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replied October 30th, 2011
30days post op...how r u healing? Feeling???
Hi daVinci, just wondering the latest healing process from Ur daVinci surgery? It's 30 days since Ur surgery, how are you feeling and healing?
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replied October 30th, 2011
30days post op...how r u healing? Feeling???
Hi daVinci, just wondering the latest healing process from Ur daVinci surgery? It's 30 days since Ur surgery, how are you feeling and healing?
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replied October 6th, 2011
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Hi daVinci and welcome to ehealth: Give yourself time...Sometimes when you look for trouble it will happen...Think positive...Take care...

Caroline
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replied October 30th, 2011
I too had the daVinci procedure and have to tell you of my experience !!! I have such pain in my left lower back and it comes around to my lower left underbelly that I am so miserable I could cry. I am forced to go sit with a heating pad and just take it easy. I am very blessed to have came out of surgery alive and cancer free but honestly I was not told of how the daVinci Robotic procedure is done until I came out with a huge lump the thickness of Two Texas Toast stacked on top of one another and ended up losing my hair on the back of my head where a band went around head and eyes!!! Came too my left eye was killing me!!! Finally they called in Opthamalogist and ended up with 7 cornial abrasions and a complete pupil tear !!! That got me a extra day in the hospital because I was a hour away and Opthamalogist wanted to see me back the next day after using this antibiotic ointment and drops every 4hrs.
I was not told that you are practically placed on your head for this surgery !! Especially with larger women!!
When they tilt you back the daVinci probes are easier to insert and your other organs are more out of the way !! Makes sense but honestly I think I would have liked to have known this instead of being told when I am moving from pre-op strecture to Operating Room Table !! I cant tell you how bad my head hurt!! I couldnt lay my head down on pillow and had ice on it from the time I came to in my room with my husband and mother with me told them how bad my head hurt. The nurse was just beside herself when I told her and she went to adjust my pillow and seen how it was sweeping!! Ended up losing a large patch on the back of my head and although like I said I am very Thankful they were able to get it all I was in surgery for 6hrs for this surgery and 2 hours in recovery. I had severe adhensions from a prior car accident and was completely bound down with adhensions , small bowel, liver, stomach lining, bladder, utter, and feel like I am 5 inches taller and can stand up straight. Well I could stand up straight on Percocit for a week and stepped down to Vicodin and upon calling and asking for more even after all I had went thru with the eye and the head I was talked to on the phone like I was a addict!!
So my surgery was on Sept 8th and I am 7 weeks post surgery I have been so drained and tired and not good for anything!! First I didnt have a appetite and now I am starving but as soon as I eat my belly blows up and I am miserable!!! I have not returned back to work yet Iam self employed Thank God but it is hurting us bad pocketbook wise but I just have Thank God my husband is very understanding. It is all I can do to do my household duties!!In flowing up with my eye post surgery they found I had a bleed by behind the eye. Had no idea was having horrible headache before the surgery and everyone told me it was my nerves because I was emotional!! Well I have taken Motrin forever and had to be off it for 12 to 14 days before surgery because it acts as a blood thinner. I want to feel so good and yet I feel like I have taken 5 steps back not to mention water and weight gain . I guess the inactivity is a major play but honestly it worries me.
Anyone else out there have the back pain and lower tummy pain??
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replied December 13th, 2011
Now I am quite scared. My doctor hasn't spoken about any of these possible problems. He just gave me paperwork to schedule surgery.

Some history...

I am supposed to get a partial hysterectomy in Jan. I started feeling really run down and tired when I was 35 or so. I am now 41. I sleep all the time, have no will or interest to do much of anything and get terrible headaches. I have no friends because I have no will. For the longest time, nobody could figure out what was wrong with me. I was given depression pills. We were trying to get pregnant and nothing was working, so they wanted to do a laparoscopy to figure out what was wrong. At that time we had terrible insurance and I figured we couldn't afford it. My first stupid mistake. That would've taken care of two things a long time ago. I would've found out why I slept all the time and why we couldn't get pregnant. So life continued on and I was always thinking, "What the heck is wrong with me?" I missed so many beautiful days sleeping. Sometimes I never saw the sun. Turns out I had severe anemia because of my heavy periods. I also have endometriosis. When we finally figured out what was wrong, years had gone by with me feeling like crap. Since then I have had 2 D&Cs and 2 laparoscopy to get rid of fibroids and the endometriosis. I have also had 2 blood transfusions. I felt better after these procedures, but it was short lived. I would go right back to hiding in my hole. So, I only have 1 child and he is a senior in high school this year. I am sad, angry, regretful. My husband said that he does not want anymore kids now...it is too late. Then in March, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He is fine now, he had a successful surgery and radiation, which meant that the dream of more kids is really over. So, I feel empty and defeated, like I didn't do anything with my life. I am a graphic designer and I have my own business which has suffered severely because of all of this. It is hard to find a job or work for that matter. I can't seem to concentrate for any length of time. Because I have been self-employed, if I did find a job, it would probably entry level. How embarrassing is that! My kid is leaving, I have no job to speak of...I'm useless. Then this hysterectomy option came up and I don't know what to do. I will probably go ahead with it because anything would be better that this. I could've had a career, more kids and a life that wasn't full of regret.
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replied July 24th, 2012
I recently underwent a hysterectomy using the DaVinci machine. I was very nervous and asked if my doctor could do a traditional hysterectomy. I was given all the stock replies. I awoke with such eye pain in my left eye. I was basically dismissed. After a shift change I asked that my eye doctor be consulted. A registered nurse came back with a eye wash and and a towel. I could not believe that I wasn't told about this possible complication. I have been in constant pain. It is over 9 weeks. I went back and was told that each woman heals at her own pace. I would go back to bleeding until I was 80, if I the pain would go away. I know that doctors hate to go against each other, would a second opinion help? The CAT scan showed nothing. I am so sorry you had the same symptoms as me. My love and prayers go out to you. I can't function on pain killers. My life is messed up.
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replied September 2nd, 2012
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Caribgirl wrote:
I had my surgery 8 days ago, and although I don't have pain from incisions, I have so much pain from bloating, and what appears to be gas. No one told me that gas would be my biggest issue!


Hi Caribgirl and welcome to ehealth: Gas and bloating are one of the most miserable parts of a Hysterectomy....It goes away, but it takes time...Take care...

Caroline
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replied October 20th, 2012
HELLO TO EVERYONE THAT HAS HAD COMPLICATIONS FROM THE DAVINCI ROBOT HYSTERECTOMY. I HAD A ROBOTIC HYSTERECTOMY JAN. 8 2010. I HAVE BEEN THROUGH HELL AND BACK. WHERE DO I BEGIN?????? IF ANYONE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT IT LET ME KNOW. I WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO TALK WITH YOU....)))
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replied November 17th, 2012
I had mine on Oct. 1 and I am still in pain and I cannot go to the bathroom unless I use Milk of Magnesia. And the gyn/oncologist said if that is what I have to do than that is what I should do. He discharged me after my 6 week checkup last Thursday and said that I should see my gyn in 6 months. Why? I don't know why because everything was removed. I am happy there was no cancer, I had a large cyst on my right ovary which turned out to be a serous benign cyst.
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replied December 8th, 2012
Three months after and can't function with the amount of pain
Tell me how to make this Godawful pain go away!!!!
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replied October 22nd, 2012
DaVinci and Other Medical Procedures
GPCINCINATTI I'm glad to hear rest helped yours out and indeed rest is crucial,I had 6 weeks of it. But for myself and apparently a number of others who have replied here it was beyond rest. My DaVinci complications required a 2nd surgery 3 months later and there were complications from that one too which required long term pain management.The docs who did the DaVinci were so sure that their robotic surgery was perfect that their advice was, and I quote, "just tough it out." They tried to talk me out of the second surgery but I stood my ground and it was a good thing I did. I wrote about it on here about 2 hours ago, but it disappeared unfortunately and it's too long to redo. Today, almost a year and a half later, I still deal with pain there when I sleep on my side and have to pack a pillow against my abdomen. Those of us who experienced the ugly side of DaVinci are the untold stories that the medical people don't want you to hear. The lesson perhaps is an old one If something seems too good to be true it probably is. You'd be hard pressed to find anything other than rosy success stories about DaVinci out there, and that's misleading, because it sets up unrealistic expectations. Sure there are a lot of success stories with DaVinci, but those aren't the whole story and it doesn't prepare anyone really well. Reminds me of back years ago when "natural" childbirth was all the rage. A lot of new mothers who ended up with C-Secs due to complications felt like failures because very little was said about when things don't go as planned.

The best thing is to be a fierce advocate for yourselves. Don't let medical professionals pass off your problems if you know there's something wrong. Find one of those precious few docs who don't depend solely upon their standard tests to think for them. I got a real education in this both last year and most especially this year with a problem that took 2 months to diagnose. Had I given up and let them chalk up real health conditions to merely anxiety I'd be permanently damaged and in danger. But thanks to 2 docs who were hound dogs not satisfied with mere test results I am on the road to recovery.
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replied October 23rd, 2012
What exactly happened to you? I do have permanent nerve damage. I didnt give up either but by the time I found a REAL doctor that would listen to me , it was to late. And yes there are alot of Davinci Untold Stories out there that medical ppl dont wanna hear. But, they are gonna hear me because I dont want other women to go through what I will have to the rest of my life. I want the whole world to know what the Davinci surgery can do for them. There website, brochures etc. are very misleading, and its not fair. I have just recently after 25 years of work, lost my job, Thanks To The Robot Surgery.
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replied December 8th, 2012
Can you tell me who the two doctors were that you went to? I am in impossibly severe pain every day and I want relief! It is very hard to find good doctors out there who truly care and I would like to know where these two lovely doctors are so I can get into contact with them. The doctors I have now think that I am crazy and that I only want more pain medication. And also, is there anything they told you that helped that I could do for myself at home?
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replied November 15th, 2012
Can anyone else tell me if you have had issues with fibroid pieces being left behind aftert he DaVinci Surgery. In March 2012, I had an enlarged uterus with multiple fibroids in it removed as well as the cervix. They left my ovaries which were completely healthy and prevented me from having to take hormone therapy. I had to go to the hospital 3 weeks ago for dehydration from the flu and they took a urine sample and saw some blood in it and decided to do a CT scan to check for kidney stones. They told me I had a large fibroid in my uterus and at that point I told them I did not have a uterus. The next morning I went to see my Dr. that performed the DaVinci procedure and she did an examine and ultrasound and did indeed confirm the mass.
It is 9 months after sugery and I have 3 large masses where the uterus was. I have had an MRI (which found 3 not just one) and the radiologist states they appear to be fibroids. When I went to the Dr. for the follow up after the MRI she said that it has happened where the uterus and fibroids were chopped up during the DaVinci procedure and some pieces are left behind to grow but it is rare. Their concern is that they have developed in a short period of time and are large. One is 9 cm, 5 cm and 3 cm. Now, they have sent me to a gynecological oncologist to read the MRI and I am scheduled for surgery next Tuesday. Hopefully that is all they are. Has anyone else had this experience?
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replied November 15th, 2012
R u in alot of pain? R they doing the Robotic surgery on you Tuesday?
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replied November 17th, 2012
I had Da vinci surgery on Oct. 1, 2012. I am still in pain by my belly button and on both side of the incision on my waist, also pain still on my right side. I also have severe back pain that goes around to my belly. I have been on Zoloft also since because I have become very depressed because of this surgery. I had a large cyst on my ovary which they thought was cancer and I was told by the gyn/oncologist that to remove the cyst he would have to make a very large cut on my belly so the best would be the Da vinci robotic surgery. Well, they removed everything, I have nothing left inside. I am 72 years old and to lose everything at this time in my life it made me severly depressed and now I am on Zoloft. Also, after the 6 week post-op which he said I was healed he said that I should see a gynecologist in 6 months. Why? I have nothing there anymore.
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replied July 23rd, 2014
Why did they remove everything for just a cyst? Did they find something else when they went in?
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replied July 23rd, 2014
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Happened to me too - gutted for a benign cyst, nothing else wrong! But somehow these "doctors" get away with doing this! And the medical boards seldom dish out any discipline. If we were men, doctors would NEVER think ONCE about doing this because there would be a HUGE settlement or jury award!
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replied November 17th, 2012
WAREAGLE1966 wrote:
HELLO TO EVERYONE THAT HAS HAD COMPLICATIONS FROM THE DAVINCI ROBOT HYSTERECTOMY. I HAD A ROBOTIC HYSTERECTOMY JAN. 8 2010. I HAVE BEEN THROUGH HELL AND BACK. WHERE DO I BEGIN?????? IF ANYONE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT IT LET ME KNOW. I WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO TALK WITH YOU....)))



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(online)I had mine on Oct. 1 and I am still in pain and I cannot go to the bathroom unless I use Milk of Magnesia. And the gyn/oncologist said if that is what I have to do than that is what I should do. He discharged me after my 6 week checkup last Thursday and said that I should see my gyn in 6 months. Why? I don't know why because everything was removed. I am happy there was no cancer, I had a large cyst on my right ovary which turned out to be a serous benign cyst.

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replied November 18th, 2012
I am 9 days post op from Da Vinci surgery. I had a uterus the size of a woman 5 month pregant and the kicker is I thought the bulge was from too many sit ups!!! I now have no bulge,no uterus,no cervix. I have 4 incisions. I walked 10 laps in my large backyard day after surgery. A half mile twice 2 days after. I walked more and more every day. Today was 6 miles. I am a runner, but I am tired from healing and appreciate the walks. I am tender at incision sites and will sleep a lot. But all that said, my Davinci surgery went well. I have a gyno/surgeon that brought me peace whenever I saw her and she did an amazing job with my surgery. I think it helps to be in good health before surgery. I exercised twice a day for a total of 4 hours a day so this is nothing!
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replied February 19th, 2013
I had mine a year ago. I had everything removed! I still cannot have sex with my husband! I have pain during sex and it hurts to much! I was told this was the quick easy way to have surgery! I also had to have another surgery to remove scar tissue. My bowls attached to my guts. My vagina cuff is messed up. I am sorry I ever had this surgery! I would have rather had the heavy periods and pain than deal with this!
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replied February 19th, 2013
I had mine a year ago. I had everything removed! I still cannot have sex with my husband! I have pain during sex and it hurts to much! I was told this was the quick easy way to have surgery! I also had to have another surgery to remove scar tissue. My bowls attached to my guts. My vagina cuff is messed up. I am sorry I ever had this surgery! I would have rather had the heavy periods and pain than deal with this!
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replied April 20th, 2013
I'm so sorry your having that problem, and it is very difficult yes, healing takes time, and I had a hard time too. The vaginal cuff is a horrible thing, and I'm still dealing with it, let me say for me it does get a little better, with time, and for me it helped to use lubricate; water base, it may help, but if not please do see your surgeon. take time rest and no recovery is just that my dr. said it could take up to a year and it will not be the same as before the nerve ending were in the cervix incase you did not know.
take care be well.Smile
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replied July 1st, 2013
Janecat,
I had my DaVinci total hysterectomy May 8th. You mention nerve endings? I'm having pain in my vagina. Along with just about everywhere else mentioned on this blog; lower back, sides where my ovaries were. Also, I was having spotting and went in last week to my Gyno for that, he used silver nitrate on my cuff because evidently it's not healing! He also started me on a vaginal cream to avoid atrophy and maintain moisture. I also had a CT scan that showed nothing was wrong! I honestly think the doctors just don't know what's going on.
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replied June 26th, 2013
Da Vinci hysterectomy post op right side abd pain and UTI
I am 6 wks post op da Vinci hysterectomy. I haven't been the same since! I contracted a urinary tract infection during surgery that I am still dealing with. I am currently on round 3 of antibiotics and my ob/gyn will not prescribe any more pain meds!!! But, he continues to prescribe antibiotics!!! Each urine test has come back with blood and strep B bacteria, I have severe lower back pain, lower right side abd. pain and pain with urination. I am taking 800 mg Advil every 6 hrs, tylenol every 4 hrs and Azo. I made an appt with a Urologist, that appt is in 2 days. I informed my ob/gyn Dr of this and he refuses to help me with the pain until I can see the Urologist!!!! His suggestion "Go to the ER"...lol easy for him to say!!! Any suggestions? Help needed!!!!
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replied June 26th, 2013
DaVinci Hysterectomy
I "was" scheduled to have the davinci Hysterectomy 7-15-13, but I'm convinced that this is not the surgery for me after reading all these comments. My GYN only had wonderful things to say about the procedure, saying that she believes this is the best thing for me. I was already very apprehensive about the surgery, so when I saw an advertisement for an attorney advocating for women who has had complications after the surgery. I said to my self," self you had better do some research" and that is when I found this, thank God. I know that there are always chances of complications with any surgery but I'm going to take my chances with the tried and true method, if at all.
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