Ovarian cysts and adhesions

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I was operated last 2008 with ovarian cysts on both of my ovaries after 2 years i was informed that i have some adhesions because from the surgery. The extent of the adhesion my doctor doesn't know. My question can i be pregnant even i have some adhesions? Or the only way is i have to do laparoscopy surgery which i do not want to do.
This technique seems to break up the adhesions and it worked for me. I figured that if it worked for adhesions that formed naturally in our body, it should work for surgical adhesions. It did! It is truly amazing. I noticed a HUGE difference immediately. When I sat up after the fist time I did this (about a 15 min. session) I could feel a "FLOOD" or a Rush of blood or something! going to that area.
The only way to see adhesions is to surgically look. I have had adhesions for over 20 years and I am about to have surgery to remove a mass and to cut away some of the adhesions. I have been told by six different doctors that I have the worst adhesions they had ever seen. As for the hystorectomy I'm not to sure I would do this. My adhesions were always wrapped around my female organs and removed five times by excellent surgeons.
I had a complete hysterectomy because I had several complex cysts on my remaining ovary (first one removed years ago) that were growing after watching and waiting for a few months. I was close to menopause age and had years of cysts and surgeries. Doctors cannot tell you for sure what they are dealing with until they biopsy. In my case the ovary had to be removed so it could be examined thoroughly and I had a lot of adhesions from previous problems.
The more surgeries, the worse the symptoms~~and adhesions never get less...they get worse. Most docs leave ovarian cysts alone, even in women who do not have adhesions. I feel for you~adhesions make for a difficult life.
I'm still having pelvic pain and my question is should i go back and see my obgyn or should i just wait and see if this cyst are going to go away on their own.
Had abdominal CT scan in August (to check liver) and was told that I have fatty liver and ovarian cysts (minor notation on report). Side pain has gotten worse and enzymes still elevated. Had second abdominal CT scan to get a better look at liver and pancreas. Was told everything looked okay (still have fatty liver) but the ovarian cysts have grown.
I was very lucky as both cysts where removed by laparoscopy although the surgery took 4 and a half hours, I had a total of seven incisions and my surgeon managed to save both ovaries he repaired them both my monthly cycle was back to normal after the operation this all happened in February of this year.... I am now experiencing the same symptoms a swollen stomach more on the left side and this is solid I am concerned that I am growing another alien!
I feel your pain!! Last year I had a large cyst 6 fibroids, and endometriosis and adhesions removed. For the longest I suffered from lower back pain and didn't know why. My pain was not constant but it hurt after I stood or walked for a while. I think my pain came from the fibroid that was on the back of my uterus.
Dedided to have lapaoscopy (tomorrow) to remove at least 1 ovary, maybe both, and look for endometriosis and adhesions. I'm 52 w/1 child - 19 yrs old. Pain and discomfort over the past two months have made me almost barely functional. I'm very athletic but cannot exercise, pain and fatigue are overwhelming. Hurts to stand up, sit down, can't bend over. It's helpful to see other women have these symptoms so I'm not worrying as much. I'm hoping surgery will help.
There is something called, Ovarian Remnant Syndrome.....if just one ovarian cell is left behind during surgery, there is a chance of developing ovarian cysts .... I have this. Go to your GYN/Oncologist and discuss what is going on. They will do scans, etc to see if there are any cysts.
i was taken for laparoscopic surgery in jan'07 and found that uterus is not visible, and it was fully covered by bowel and severe PID with adhesions... they could not proceed further so they just did tranvaginal aspiration of the ovarian cysts.. after that i started contraseptive pills to control my pain for 60 days but i was frequently getting severe pain and often clots of blood discharge even before and after my periods... sometime the bleeding is high and i use to take tab.
Well here I go again and in complete agony just 5 months post op after 14cm left ovarian cyst which stuck my bladder and bowel down, and at the time I was fobbed off by my surgeon, it all came to a standstill when my bowel and bladder virtually stopped working, when ever I tried to open my bladder i would hear a large clicking noise, my surgeon told me this was nonsence and sent me home 2 weeks later i had to have an emergency op, the cyst was begnin, my recovery has been very slow and painful,
Has anyone had cysts return and return that quickly?? The pain is getting worse and worse and the agonizing pain in my hip and groin is also returning. During and after sex is becoming more and more uncomfortable and painful. I am confused as to how a problem with my colon can cause the exact same pain as prior to surgery and hip pain... I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy in 2007 and it came back just fine. A little insight would be great. The pain is starting to affect my work day.
In my late 30s I was diagnosed via ultrasound with 2 simple ovarian cysts. They never resolved and were not removed. More recently, the cysts were shown on ultrasound to have become complex, much bigger and on removal were found to be cystadenomas. Do cysts change their type? Is ovarian cancer more likely to develop in cysts, or in certain types of cysts, or are cysts and cancer independent processes in the ovary? Thanks.
They can be from benign tumors, infection, adhesions with fluid collection, and endometriosis. One other intervention to consider and to ask your doctor about before surgery is lupron. This puts you into artificial menopause. It is a good way to confirm that the cysts are not from ovulation. It can also be helpful if the cysts are from endometriosis.
Dear Kim How you would manage your chronic pain and recurrent ovarian cysts which i assume are from endometriosis will depend on how old you are and whether or not you are trying to have children. For women with your history who have completed child bearing, the most effective solution is to consider the surgical removal of your uterus and both tubes and ovaries. This will cure endometriosis.
My symptoms disappeared and then returned again about three years later and I had the same procedure done again to remove another cyst that had formed. My dr. said that ovarian cysts are quite common but they usually resolve themselves and no treatment is necessary. When they begin to cause problems is when you have to have something done. I don't know if this helps you very much, but yes they can return. My dr. also put me on birth control pills to try to keep the cysts under control.
I had a dozen or so fibroids, and adhesions, so I opted for a hysterectomy, and my left ovary removed. I was able to keep my right ovary since the mass ended up being benign. Now I have a Hemorrhagic cyst inside my right ovary that is now causing me problems. I may have to have this cyst removed since I no longer have periods anymore. I've had it for about 3 months. Good luck to you, I'm sure everything will be fine, it's great that you are getting an MRI that way you will know for sure.
of colon due to bowel adhesions following my open hystectomy, and I am still plagued with adhesions and partial bowel obstructions to this day. Thank God for my pain doc! :-) Sadly, scar tissue rarely, if ever, shows up on any tests, and some doctors simply don't believe they can cause pain unless the bowel is 100% obstructed and they can see it on a scan. The diagnosis and treatment both are accomplished with another surgery via the laparascope.
Adhesions (scar tissue) could have formed which can cause pain. An ovarian remnant is also a possibility. And if you have endometriosis, that may be the cause of the pain. Hopefully, your doctor can determine the cause.
Hi There it is not rare to have pain and cysts in ovaries after hysterectomy.
I have never had this problem before. I don't know if I have had cysts in the past and was just not aware of them. This time it is noticeable because I have bronchitis so the pain is aggravated when I cough. I have had bronchitis many times but never an ovarian cyst at the same time. Could this change be related to menopause?
( now the pain is there on all days) i underwent laproscopic surgery 7 months ago. and had my left ovary removed.the fluid in the cysts of the right ovary was suctioned out.i was on lupride 11.25mg. 5 months i did not get my periods. wen i got it the pain is back. a recent scan showed the abv mentioned report. Is hysterectomy the only and the final solution in my case? iam having severe pain which was only during periods and has now become an every day affair.
I too have Ovarian Remnent Syndrome...and have had re-curring cysts in the pelvic area. I too am an Ovarian Cancer survivior, stage 1A. I too have cysts on my kidneys. Now, all that being said, I have had a total of two surgeries and although there are more cysts...the doctors are not too keen on a 3rd sugery because of all the risks. The doctors have also mentioned that some people are just cystic and develop these things....doesn't mean that it is cancer. Not always easy to live with...
A couple years ago I had the Mirena put in because I was having ovarian cysts. This helped until 5 months ago. Now they are back with a vengeance. I had the Mirena removed a couple of weeks ago so I could try other bc options. I am wondering if anyone else gets cysts back to back like this? I feel as though I am losing my mind being in this constant pain. I am a healthy 29 year old with one child.
After he only ordered an abdominal ultrasound instead of including a pelvic one they found gallstones, fortunately for me the doctor who performed my ultrasound went against my family doctor's prescription and checked below and saw the cysts and sent him back the results, you should of seen my doctor's expression. Had the other doctor not looked further god only knows what would of happened.
I had had 3 vertical c-sections and was having severe pain and bleeding along with anemia. When they did the hysterectomy they found that I had bad adhesions and that my bladder was stuck to my uterus which was stuck up to the right to my abdomen. I was in the hospital 4 days and kept having to be recatheterized as my bladder just wouldn't work. The pathology report said it was adenomyosis. I've been having lower left sided pain for weeks and have called the Dr 2 to 3 times.
im sick of getting upper gi, and small bowel sereis, ultrasound and catscan, then lap, i would like to know first confirming test, rather than always go through these test. I also have problems with right sided ovarian cysts, constantly, and have had a carcinoid tumor removed from my rectum. just looking for one simple fast tell tale test that will say ok, hey its bowel obstruction again, versues other things that i have had. if you remember conclusive test please let me know, thank you!
(Never had endo or symptoms of endo before) I'm four months out of surgery, and the pain has been increasing for the past several weeks, from dull ache to sharp pains and ache (like a constant muscle cramp). Gyn did put mesh over the ovary to try and prevent adhesions. Period started (very light) about the same time, and even with moving shot to 8 weeks instead of 12 weeks, and doubling the dosage, period continues. What are the odds that these are adhesions causing all this?
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