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Have adenomyosis, 2 c-sections & tubal. 3 weeks ago had ablation, have sharp pain and abdominal swelling unexplained by ultrasound, & ct scan? normal?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
NOT NORMAL: 3 weeks after an ablation u should not behavng any pain or swelling u may need to have a laparoscopy please discuss with your gyn ad when u have adenomyosis , more chance to not get a successful result from the ablation, only definitive txment for adenomyosis is hysterectomy if u continue to have problems.
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Post operative care: A uterine ablation is a safe procedure with excellant benefits. However as with all surgeries recovery can be challenging. Constipation is one the main problems during recovery, and can cause vague but serious problems for a patient. If all your studies are normal, talk to your surgery team about laxatives, and get your bowels moving. Be well.
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Many ideas: Your adenomyosis can definitely cause pain and swelling if uterus enlarged, and ablation doesn't cure adenomyosis. Sadly, only hysterectomy. If your ct was normal, then i'm assuming not a complication from ablation. Complications from ablation are rare, but you wouldn't want to miss one. I would put best guess on the adenomyosis. Talk with dr. Though and make sure he/she knows your symptoms.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Maybe : As long as your bowel movements are normal an the pain can be treated by low dose of otc medication. If fever, nausea , vomiting or increased pain, call your doctor.

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