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lower abdominal pain..help!

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  • Posted By: lindaj40
  • June 5, 2007
  • 08:36 AM

I am 40 yrs old, for the last 2 months I have had severe lower ab pain. I have been to the emergency room 3x-with no diagnosis. I had a tubal ligation 3 yrs ago and last year had a endometric ablation w/ novasure (because I was having non stop periods) I have not had a peroiod in over a year now. I woke up one morning with the most severe cramps I've ever had. My gyno did a laproscopic surgery to check for endometriosis (negative) I had a cat scan done and there was fluid around my uterus-she did a D&C to remove the fluid (hoping it would stop my pain) well it didn't. I was sent to an Urologist and he did a cystoscopy & bladder distention surgery....well he said I had an under developed bladder and he had to "stretch it"-well it's been over a week and the pain is still there!! I am at my wits end and am very depressed. I have been taking Darvocet on a daily basis, but I hate covering up a pain that no one can figure out!
I can't sleep because of this nagging pain, and the Darvocet is making me constipated!! The pain is mostly in the middle, but I do have pain on my left side as well-my gyno said my ovaries look fine. Any ideas???:confused:

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  • Sometimes women post-surgery get fluid in a space called the cul-de-sac. Don't know if that applies here. They can drain it by a CT guided needle which would poke through your upper butt cheek into the abdomen...or vaginally.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • I had that procedure-my gyno did it before I had my cystoscopy-it didn't work!
    lindaj40 3 Replies Flag this Response
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