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I had a complete hysterectomy 3 1/2 years ago. ... they took everything because of endo. now I'm having pain in left side like a ovarian cysts... why?

I had a complete hysterectomy 3 1/2 years ago. ... they took everything because of endo.
now I'm having pain in left side like a ovarian cysts... why?

Scar tissue?: Sometimes scar tissue can cause pain in an area where there was previous surgery. It could also be your colon - constipation, colitis or diverticulitis. If you have bowel changes, fever or nausea / vomiting then see a doctor. Otherwise some motrin might help with the pain. ...Read more

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Left side pain after total hysterectomy?

Left side pain after total hysterectomy?

Many possible: Causes including bowel issues such as constipation or pain from the incision or ovary issue for instance. Get an exam with your doctor. ...Read more

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Left side pain after total hysterectomy. Is this normal?

Left side pain after total hysterectomy. Is this normal?

Hard to say: Left sided pain can be from many different causes. In that location is the lower bowel that can be a source of pain no matter if there was a hysterectomy or not. Also ovarian issues, musculoskeletal, nerve issues and scar tissue can all cause pain there.Having a thorough evaluation by a gynecologist will help determine cause and best options for relief. ...Read more

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Left side pain after 2years of partial hysterectomy and CS. mostly after going to the toilet ?

Left side pain after 2years of partial hysterectomy and CS. mostly after       going to the toilet ?

See your GYN MD: You need to be evaluated by your GYN MD as adhesions of the bowel can cause pain as well as other intestinal or muscle issue. Your MD can differentiate the cause(s) via exam and testing if needed. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy 6 months ago everything removed because of endemitriosis have had terrible pain left lower side after scan they find cyst! ?

I had a hysterectomy 6 months ago everything removed because of endemitriosis have had terrible pain left lower side after scan they find cyst! ?

Red herring ?: 40's female post-hysterectomy for endometriosis has "terrible left side" pain. Per med literature, nearly every pelvic invasive procedure leads to bowel adhesions; not discoverable by imaging techniques. My experience is that the series of invasive procedures oft performed in "endometriosis" patients can beget IBS. Also consider SIJ disorder; oft associated with endometriosis. G.I. specialist? ...Read more

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What has gone wrong in a hysterectomy if your stomach hurts on the left side?

Unsure: It is not abnormal to have pain after a hysterectomy even when nothing has "gone wrong". Your symptoms could be due to a surgical complication but could be related to some other abdominal organ problem or disorder. You should see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Its been 3 1/2 yrs since my hysterectomy and now I'm having sharp pain below my waist line on my left side. Is that normal?

Its been 3 1/2 yrs since my hysterectomy and now I'm having sharp pain below my waist line on my left side. Is that normal?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source in a woman who had a hysterectomy. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing side pain below my ribs on the left and right side, more so the left. I also had a hysterectomy almost 2 weeks ago.

I am experiencing  side pain below my ribs on the left and right side, more so the left.  I also had a hysterectomy almost 2 weeks ago.

Atelectasis?: My assumption here would be something called atelectasis, a lung condition which is temporary and which tends to occur after abdominal operations. Essentially, if it hurts to take a deep breath you tend to take shallow breaths which leads to compression of the lungs which can be painful. A chest x-ray would show it. But this is just an assumption, sight unseen of course. ...Read more

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Stomach flutters on left side of abdomen. I'm 43 and had hysterectomy, so i know it's not pregnancy.?

Stomach flutters on left side of abdomen. I'm 43 and had hysterectomy, so i know it's not pregnancy.?

Spasms & Twitches: This is most likely small muscle spasms like the twitches you sometimes feel on the skin in various places. The muscles in the bowels and along the abdomen and back can also undergo such twitches. It can feel just like baby flutters. ...Read more

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61 yrs old female. Complete hysterectomy. 20 yrs ago. Having menstral-like cramps on left side. Why?

61 yrs old female. Complete hysterectomy. 20 yrs ago. Having menstral-like cramps on left side. Why?

Left side cramps: It's not possible to tell what is going on without taking a more complete history, examining you and getting some imaging such as a pelvic ultrasound. Cramps in that location can arise from the bowels, bladder, ovary, scar tissue and other causes. ...Read more

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Had hysterectomy and right sided oophorectomy 7 months ago. Recently discovered enlarged left ovary and hemorrhagic cyst . Ovary needs to be removed?

Had  hysterectomy and right sided oophorectomy 7 months ago. Recently discovered enlarged left ovary and hemorrhagic cyst . Ovary needs to be removed?

Not usually: Usually that can be followed. It also depends on your medical and gyn history and why you had the previous surgery in the first place. But a cyst like that can usually be followed and as long as it is not causing you bad symptoms it probably does not need to be removed. ...Read more

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I have a noticeable mass on my left side, towards front, above waist. No pain, but discomfort. Had complete hysterectomy 14yrs ago due to large cyst?

? incisional hernia: You should have it evaluated. If it is at the site of the old incision and is reducible- that means it goes in when you press on it- it could be ask incisional hernia- but you should definitely have it checked out. ...Read more

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61 yrs old. Had complete hysterectomy 20 yrs ago. Overwt. Have menstral like cramping especially left side.

Needs to be checked: Menstrual like cramping at age 61 with past history of complete hysterectomy needs to be evaluated and checked by your doctor to find out what is going on.We don't know if ovaries and fallopian tubes were also removed anf for what indication recommend get it checked.Need examination and may need blood;urine test and imaging like ultrasound or cat scan to find out the cause of cramps. ...Read more

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Had a hysterectomy in 2002 and left only my Overies left. Now pain in lower back on both sides and now got vaginal bleeding should I be concerned?

Had a hysterectomy in 2002 and left only my Overies left.  Now pain in lower back on both sides and now got vaginal bleeding should I be concerned?

Blood in urine?: Are you having blood in the urine? Fever? It is unusual to bleed after hysterectomy so I would recommend you see a urogynecologist or start with your gynecologist for exam. Could be bleeding from the vagina, or from ureters leading from the kidneys. ...Read more

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