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Severe lower abdominal pain and bloating after meals, please help! think my docs are looking in the wrong direction. i am 31 years old and had a partial hysterectomy 6 years ago. they removed my uterus and cervix due to endometriosis. at that time they f

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Dr. Scott Musinski
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
You : You could have more than one issue like irritable bowel syndrome, adhesions, and/or endometriosis. A negative colonoscopy is nice. The irregular/alternating bm's are very indicative of irritable bowel syndrome. A laparoscopy may reveal endometriosis. Another alternative is a therapeutic trial of Lupron (leuprolide) to shut down ovarian function and endometriosis. If you have relief during the Lupron (leuprolide) trial surgery may identify endometriosis.
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Abdominal pain: Sounds like an intestinal problem or recurrent endometriosis. Sometime endo can affect the appendix or colon and cause GI symptoms. Get a gyn checkup and ultrasound. A laparoscopy my be in the future if a remedy can't be found.

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