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Intense pain a year after ovary removal

I had my left ovary removed in July 2009. I had a large cyst growing that was entangled with my ovary. I've had intense pain ever since my surgery, moreso on than off. I have pain deep down where the ovary was. I have been on depo for years, so I shouldn't be ovulating. I have had several ultrasounds come back showing nothing. I have also visited a GI doctor, was on 3 different meds for IBS, none of which helped at all. I also had a colonoscopy come back clear. My doctor started me on the pill. I've been on it for a month, having pains the entire month, and they got worse the day I took my first active pill. I have no growths, no ovary, why is this continuing to hurt? I have missed much of work and now have no social life as this pain drains all of my energy. I do not believe it to be endometriosis since I have the pain continuously (haven't had periods for years since I've been on depo) and depo is usually used to treat. I have also tried lortab and percocet, neither of which took away my pain, merely muted it for an hour. Please help me!
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replied July 27th, 2010
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Your intense pains could be due to the adhesions after your ovary removal surgery.
Visit your gynecologist/healthcare provider and ask for a diagnostic laparoscopy to look for adhesions and get them removed if found. It will also reveal if any other problem is related.
Take care.

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