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problems after getting tubes tied

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  • Posted By: babs79
  • November 4, 2006
  • 11:14 AM

I had got my tubes tied and an endometrial ablation three months ago.The first month after the operation I felt alright the odd ache in my sides never thought anything of it. As time went on the pain started to get worse mainly in my left side and I got extremely tired and very moody.Next thing you know I got my first period after my operation my period was not heavy but as my period went on I started to get pain in my right groin area I could barely walk so I went up to the hospital they gave me a bunch of morphine for the pain did some exrays and found nothing.The hospital sent me home with perkasettes for the pain and so I could stay awake.As the month went on I started to feel a bit better still tired and moody.
Now I have my period again and now I am right back where I started pain left side and can't stay awake feel like a basket case. Do I have an infection or did the surgeon do something? Anybody with any ideas of what I should do next? My doctor thinks it's irritable bowel:mad:

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  • I am 39 and had my tubes tied when I was 24 years old. After I tied my tubes I felt everything! I knew when I was ovulating - I knew when I was going to start my period and the pain was UNBEARABLE!!! Nothing was ever done about it. Extra Strenght Pamprin was my savior. I ended up having a hysterectomy 3 years ago and my ovaries removed 2 months ago - I DONT MISS THEM!!!! Good luck - keep warm - warm baths (showers - lay there and let the hot water hit your belly), and don't run out of pamprin (works better than perkocets!)
    annmariegg 5 Replies
    • November 7, 2006
    • 04:42 PM
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  • The problem I don't understand is why I am so tired all the time when I closer to THAT TIME OF THE MONTH it gets worse.This is affecting my whole life. Got the doctor to check my thyroid still waiting for some results I don't know if getting your thyroid checked checks all your hormones or not.All I know is my body does not like having my tubes tied I wish I had never got it done.So do you think I should get a complete hysterectomy ovaries and all? Thank you for your reply!
    babs79 7 Replies
    • November 8, 2006
    • 00:03 PM
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  • Just got my test results back from my thyroid and everything is fine. I am starting to get very frustrated!!!!
    babs79 7 Replies
    • November 8, 2006
    • 06:48 PM
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  • Hiya Babs,The I had my tubes done when I was aged 29 (Im now 40). I had problems within weeks of constant period like pain, fatigue etc. The problem went on and on for years. I had multible blood tests done and a two laps to see if it was endiometriosis, plus a few scans, nothing came back. Doctors were fed up with me and one even made it clear he thought I needed mental health as he didn't believe the pain I was in. In the end I begged my gyny to give me a hystorectomy as I could not stand the pain much longer. And although she said I was to younge to have one, she agreed that the pain, the heavy bleeding, fatigue etc were affecting my life so much that she decided it probably would be best to have it done. I had a full hysterectomy in May of 2005. It cured the heavy bleeding and the pain around my overies but I still have the pelvic pain. A different consultant has since diagnosed me with fibromyalgia and has said that this was the problem all along, so it looks like I had a hysterectomy for no reason! Saying that, I don't miss not having a period, my emotional life is now 'normal' no more ups & downs and I probably feel more of a woman than I did befor my op because it was disabling me so much. Im now on HRT and although it took many months to get the right one that suited my body I now feel great. I wish you the best and hope you get sorted soon. Love & LightWoo x
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 8, 2006
    • 08:06 PM
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  • :confused: This may be a stupied quetion but is there a difference between getting your thyroid checked and getting a hormone test? I am still baffled by my test results from my thyroid coming back normal!
    babs79 7 Replies
    • November 9, 2006
    • 00:18 PM
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  • Well Babs, like Woo said, it's great not having the monthly bleeding, but I too still have pain. I went back to see the surgeon who did my hysterectomy last week and although she didn't actually pin point anything particular, she did say that during her residency that she worked under a "pain management" group. She said that a lot of women suffer this pain after tying their tubes - some sort of syndrome. She also said that women who go through all of these procedures to take away the pain and still have pain are known to have "abdominal pain sydrome" she said that there are plently of clinics out there that consists of Anestesiologist that administer the injections directly to the sight(s) of pain. She called them "memory" pains. She too beleives that they are real. The body hurts. There may no longer seem to be a reason for this, but they are there and now there are special clinics everywhere to help us deal with this. I haven't done anything yet, but I will let you know what happens when I do. I still have to see the Gastro... doc to have him detail that part of the CAT scan. My advise to have these test done BEFORE surgery to be sure that taking everything is actually what you need. Until then keep the heat on - that and pain relievers are all that help me.
    annmariegg 5 Replies
    • November 13, 2006
    • 08:18 PM
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  • Babs, not certain how old you are or what the results were from the endometrial ablation was. I am assuming that the ablation was performed for the symptoms from endometriosis. If so, did they state that you did, in fact, have endometriosis? I have had all of the exact pain that you are describing. I originally had my tubes tied (tubal ligation) after my second child in 1994 because I was told that it may help alleviate the pain, by my gynecologist. The issue was that once the periods started again, within the first few months the pain continued and they got worse. Went to several doctors and not one of them was able to give me any suggestions. In 1996, I had a laparoscopy surgery for the endometriosis, once a particular doctor diagnosed it. Again, after a few months, it all came back just as it had in the past and also still got worse. Then in 1998, a specialist put me through a six month series of Depo Provera that was noted to help. During the duration of the shots, I did not have any periods and was SO glad. No symptoms of any kind, other than the heat flashes, which I could live with. Unfortunately, after that time, when I started my period again, I got all the symptoms and they were worse than ever. By 2000, I begged my gynecologist to perform a total hysterectomy. No problems since then, but will have to be on hormonal patches the rest of my life. The patches really help with the moodiness. I sometimes will also have what was referred to as "phantom pains" which are the nerves that were severed during the surgery. But, the pain is minimal. I know this probably does not help in your next step and maybe even your final result. However, I want you to know I truly feel your pain and hope the best for you. Hopefully, you are not at an age were you are concerned about children. I have two, however took me 4 years both times to get pregnant with each. Not to mention, I was not on ANY kind of “pill” during that time. Unlike some women that have had this procedure, I am truly happy that this was my decision and highly recommend it, if that is all that is wrong with you. Good Luck!!
    Davisddt 5 Replies
    • November 14, 2006
    • 09:18 PM
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  • Babs, one last thing that may be of help.. I noticed someone had suggested Pamprin. I am not certain what was/or is in that medication but it always gave me dizzy spells and made the pain worse. Of course, I am VERY sensitive to medication. In any case, taking iron pills the week before you start your period may help with the fatigue. It always did help me. It may not bring you up to full strength but will be better than without it. Also, I took what was avaiable over the counter by the name of Haltran. They no longer manufacture it but according to the pharmacy, it was the same thing as Motrin. I personally did not think that it worked as well, but still did help better than anything else. Also, stay away from caffeine products, especially the week of and also during your period. It not only causes you to bleed heavier but it causes painful cramping. Hope this gives you some suggestions. Please feel free to email me at davisdoll@msn.com with any questions. The more informed you are, the better your chances of getting well. Wish you the best!!
    Davisddt 5 Replies
    • November 14, 2006
    • 09:33 PM
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  • Thank you for all your replies I am very greatful. I am 26 and the reason why they wanted to do the ablation was because I complained of heavy periods.Anyways I went to my doctors yesterday and he said I see a couple women a year suffering from the same thing from getting there tubes tied. He said my thyroid was great. But he is telling me that I have a hormal imbalance he said my estrogen is sky rocketing when I ovulate and when I have my period which would explain the fatigue and feeling like a basketcase. He also said the pain is from ovulating and getting my period.He said this is called POST TUBAL LIGATION SYNDROME. So he put me on EFFEXOR XR as a hormonal replacement he does not like to give women estrogen because of the nasty side affects and could not put me on the birth control pill because I can not take it.So I will give the Effexor Xr a try and let you know what happens the doc said it would take about two days to kick in. Oh he also said that because of the tubal ligation it is most likely that I am now premenopausal.:( If I would of known about post tubal ligation syndrome I never would of done this,But I really hopes this works as I am on maternity leave and would like to enjoy some of it.
    babs79 7 Replies
    • November 15, 2006
    • 11:09 AM
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  • Well that sounds reasonable. I truly it works out for you. Please keep us all updated and let us know if it really does work or if you continue with your problems. I am not certain that getting your tubes tied is really all that bad. You may have encountered problems regardless of your decision to have it done. Maybe, it may just take some time. Take Care & Good Luck!! :)
    Davisddt 5 Replies
    • November 15, 2006
    • 01:33 PM
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  • yes I will keep on posting about this.But I guess getting your tubes tied can be all that bad.If you look up post tubal ligation syndrome it does actually happen to SOME women after getting her tubes tied I just happend to be the lucky one!!! Here is a list of all my symptoms: Fatigue-all the time but worse during period and ovulation Pain in left side Moody Hot and cold flashesBack pain-during period memory and confusionasthma acts up-during period constipation depression stomach upset some facial hair and HIGH sex drive:D Hope this list will be useful to somebody
    babs79 7 Replies
    • November 15, 2006
    • 04:42 PM
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  • I haven't posted for awhile so I thought I would give you an update. The Effexor is working great!!! I have been on it for just over a month.No pain,no fatigue and I sleep great at night.Finally all fixed up!!!
    babs79 7 Replies
    • December 17, 2006
    • 10:58 AM
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  • I had my tubes tied this Wenesday 10th December 2008. Before the procedure i was having bad abdomen pains and after having the procedure the pain was immense. I was howling in agony in the recovery room and no amount of painkiler helped to ease the pain:(Now 3 days on am in agony and it seems to be in the lower right side of my abdomen.My painkillers arent really helping and its really making me depressed:(Went to see gp yesterday who thought it could be Pelvic congestion and told me to see how i go on over the christmas and new year period but i dont think i can hold out till then:(He said he will get back in touch with me to let me know how best to treat the condition as he has to look it up over the internet.
    katryn 1 Replies
    • December 13, 2008
    • 06:00 PM
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  • Hi guys, thanks for the information. I just came out from the hospital for almost two weeks now because of caesarian with tubal ligation operation. With all the information you noted here, but I am still hoping that I will not experience this kind of side effects.
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  • I had my baby girl july 15 and still havent completley stopped bleeding. I went to the er about 3 1/2 weeks ago and the doc prescribed 10 days of hormones it made me stop for 3 days straight as soon as i took the last pill and didnt take one the next day it started right back up. They keep prescribing me birth control but im not going to take it lol... i had my middle child may 2009 and tried 3 different kinds of bc and everytime i hit the 2 color i woould bleed and not stop until i quuit taking them. So now the last 2 days i have used 9 pads yesterday and on 8 today i dont know what step to take next...they want listen to me about the bc and also makes my blood pressure go up so what now...i would love to know cuz im so sick of this
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 15, 2010
    • 03:19 AM
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  • You are not alone. I got my tubes tied about 3 years ago and I still going through the pain. I went to the hospital as well as my Gyno but both are telling me they can not find anyting wrong. My monthly comes every 23 days and the pain in my lower right side hurts so bad. I feel like getting my tubes tied was one of the worst things I could have done. I am going to seek another opinion in a couple weeks with hopes of getting some sort or relief. I had got my tubes tied and an endometrial ablation three months ago.The first month after the operation I felt alright the odd ache in my sides never thought anything of it. As time went on the pain started to get worse mainly in my left side and I got extremely tired and very moody.Next thing you know I got my first period after my operation my period was not heavy but as my period went on I started to get pain in my right groin area I could barely walk so I went up to the hospital they gave me a bunch of morphine for the pain did some exrays and found nothing.The hospital sent me home with perkasettes for the pain and so I could stay awake.As the month went on I started to feel a bit better still tired and moody. Now I have my period again and now I am right back where I started pain left side and can't stay awake feel like a basket case. Do I have an infection or did the surgeon do something? Anybody with any ideas of what I should do next? My doctor thinks it's irritable bowel:mad:
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