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I started having very sharp stabbing pains in the left lower abdominal over 15 months ago. Any kind of movement I make it hurts. I had exploritory surgery where I had some lisons removed and was told I have endometriosis. I think my dr's have done every test possible. I have gone to OB/GYN and had bladder treatments and vaginal nerve blocks. I also have had nerve blocks in my back. Nothing seems to work. I have gotten worse in the 15 months. My whole body hurts now. I can't walk up and down stairs or drive very often. I go to pt for Pelvic Floor disfunction and that hasn't helped any. The pain clinic has me on about 12 pills. I have been off work now for 15 months and am loosing valuable time with my kids because I cannot due much. I have previous ovian cyst, but that has been checked. I had triplets 10 years ago, I didn't know if that had anything to do with it. I asked for a hysterectomy and they said not now. Of course I now suffer from anxiety. Any Suggestions, please?


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replied June 29th, 2013
Abdominal Pain Answer A44074
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If endometriosis is has been diagnosed, and symptoms are severe/worsening, do not delay in the further treatment or surgery for removal of endometriosis implants/growths/cysts, scars, adhesions. Post-surgery, women have better recovery and long term relief if treatment is combined with regression therapy with use of hormones. Endometriosis symptoms can persist or recur if estrogen production or supplementation is present. Symptoms can also persist if there has been deep retroperitoneal endometriosis (as these places are not easily reachable with conventional laparoscopy). If worried, you may also consider taking second opinion from another gynecologist before deciding on further treatment plan. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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