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Had endometrial ablation 3 yrs ago, have severe pelvic pain; unhealthy uterus due to hemorrhage, want to avoid laparoscopic supravervical hysterectomy?

Had endometrial ablation 3 yrs ago, have severe pelvic pain; unhealthy uterus due to hemorrhage, want to avoid laparoscopic supravervical hysterectomy?

medical treatments: There are non surgical treatments such mirena, (levonorgestrel) hormones and Lupron that can be used to avoid hysterectomy, even if they are not always successful. If your gyn is not interested in discussing these, consider seeking out a second opinion. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Ablation (Definition)

Cardiac ablation involves destruction of tissue aimed at elimination of sources of origin or propagation of arrhythmias. It may also be used to destroy part of the heart in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Typically it is done with a catheter inserted through a ...Read more


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Abdominal pain 2 weeks after C-section and tubal ligation?

Abdominal pain 2 weeks after C-section and tubal ligation?

Depends: Healing can take 6 weeks typically after c-section. It depends on what you mean by pain. How much pain? Where? What helps it? What makes it worse? How do you feel otherwise? ...Read more

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What causes periumbilical pain & numbness 1 week post abdominal hysterectomy for very large fibroid?

What causes periumbilical pain & numbness 1 week post abdominal hysterectomy for very large fibroid?

Retractors: It is common to have numbness and pain at the site of your incision. If your incision is not near your umbilicus, then i would blame the retractor (a surgical instrument used to hold open the incision). The pain should resolve as you recover, the numbness may or may not. ...Read more

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PCOS, Endometriosis, Heavy Cycles, 33yo, tubal ligation 3 yrs ago. Would an endometrial ablation lessen my symptoms/cancer risks?

PCOS, Endometriosis, Heavy Cycles, 33yo, tubal ligation 3 yrs ago. Would an endometrial ablation lessen my symptoms/cancer risks?

Maybe not: Endometrial cancer can be obscured by endometrial ablations if it is not ruled out prior to the procedure by biopsy. Many women continue to have bleeding post endometrial ablation procedures, and the most likely conclusive treatment is hysterectomy if you no longer desire children. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain 20 months after tubal ligation?

Lower abdominal pain 20 months after tubal ligation?

Doubt related: As it has been almost 2 years since the tubal, it is unlikely to be related. However, it is not unreasonable to check a pregnancy test, especially if you have missed a period. ...Read more

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With ongoing pelvic, lower abdominal pain and mult surgerys wouldnt stripping the peritoneum cause more issues?

With ongoing pelvic, lower abdominal pain and mult surgerys wouldnt stripping the peritoneum cause more issues?

Indication 4 surgery: When deciding about elective surgical procedure, the risk/benefit analysis helps determine if surgical risk and anticipated benefit will offset risk of non-surgical therapy. Important to have family with you for this analysis to ask questions, this question, to surgical team. Stripping the peritoneum after multiple prior procedures warrants asking more questions, consider 2nd surgical opinion. ...Read more

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Painful abdominal cramping high middle of abdomen, fantom "baby kicks", hardened abdomen, tubal ligation & gallbladder removed years ago. ANY idea?

Painful abdominal cramping high middle of abdomen, fantom "baby kicks", hardened abdomen, tubal ligation & gallbladder removed years ago. ANY idea?

Would get checked: If you say that you just started having hardened abdomen along with history of tubal ligation, I would definitely go get checked in the ER, at least be examined by a medical personnel. I wouldn't worry much but I would get checked. There are so many diagnoses that come to mind with this limited amount of information, so can't go over all of them. ...Read more

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Largefundal fibroid with ovarian cyst and endometrial thickenng lots of pain bleeding and dysuria nd swelling query laparosopic myomectomy recommeded?

Largefundal fibroid with ovarian cyst and endometrial thickenng lots of pain bleeding and dysuria nd swelling query laparosopic myomectomy recommeded?

Maybe: Since I am unaware of your total history and physical, I am loathed to "recommend" any procedure without it. It sounds like you have multiple problems that need resolution. ...Read more

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Intense stomach pain after internal transvaginal scan?

Intense stomach pain after internal transvaginal scan?

Speak to your DR: Scan itself will not give ' intense stomach pain' problems you may give , like pelvic inflammatory disease ( pid ) and other problems, speak to your doctor, ( and results of scan ). ...Read more

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Nausea and pelvic pain no cyst? After subtotal hysterectomy

Nausea and pelvic pain no cyst? After subtotal hysterectomy

Bowel pelvic adhesio: Bowel pelvic adhesions post supra cervical hysterectomy or total hysterectomy, may cause similar symptoms due to bowel inflammation. The intestine can get stuck in an area such as vaginal cuff, or other respected areas in the pelvis due to inflammation or bleeding. If symptoms persist i would recommend laparoscopy rule out adhesions. Brignonimd.Com. ...Read more

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Gas pains and abdominal pain 3 weeks post bypass an valve replacement surgery is this normal?

Gas pains and abdominal pain 3 weeks post bypass an valve replacement surgery is this normal?

Possible: Abdominal symptoms after major surgery may be caused by post op pain meds leading to constipation. Since other causes may exist, you should check with your surgeon or primary doctor about continuing issues. ...Read more

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Is abdominal myomectomy an effective treatment for uterine fibroid tumors?

Is abdominal myomectomy an effective treatment for uterine fibroid tumors?

No: I would highly recommend removing them laparoscopically (minimally invasive approach). Although this method is more difficult to perform, for the patients, there will be great benefit (cosmetically small pleasing scars, 2 week recovery, less pain, quicker return to work). Please do your homework and find a skilled laparoscopic surgeon. The differences are night and day! ...Read more

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Intense rlq pelvic pain months after a total hysterectomy? Ct of appendix ok, have a history of ovarian cysts, endometriosis, & adhesions

Intense rlq pelvic pain months after a total hysterectomy? Ct of appendix ok, have a history of ovarian cysts, endometriosis, & adhesions

Adhesions are likely: The thing that sounds most likely would be more adhesions. The worrisome thing would be a possible bowel obstruction due to adhesions but the ct should have shown this. ...Read more