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Left side pain after ovarian tumor

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I had nagging pain on my right side and went to the emergency where they discovered a 10 lb tumour on my right ovary. Probably been growing for years an I just thought I was having difficulty with my weight as I am also type 2 diabetic. I was given a complete hysterectomy. They took everything. That was 7 months ago. I have had a very good recovery. In the past week or so I have been having a dull aching pain on my left side from my ribs down to my hip to the top of my leg. The pain is the worse in my hip area. Is this still post surgical pain? It almost feels like kidney stone pain, which I have before, only not as severe and it doesn't travel into my abdomen nor is there any blood in my urine. I am also gaining a lot of weight in my abdomen. Is this also due to a combination of surgery and insulin? I am getting quite concerned about the nagging pain on my left side. It seems worse when I moving around and walking.

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replied March 22nd, 2010
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

The pain which you are suffering from seems to be kidney stone only as you have also had history of the same in the past. I’ll suggest getting an ultrasound of the abdomen to see the status of the stone.

The pain can be due to the adhesions formed post surgery but firstly the pain due to the renal stone needs to be ruled out.

The use of insulin definitely leads to weight gain and is probably the culprit in your case too. Please do consult these possibilities with your treating physician. I sincerely hope this information helps. Take care.

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