Pelvic abscess after hysterectomy

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When I went back for my 4 wk checkup the doctor asked me a lot of questions, one was if I had a period and I told him yes. He then informed me that some women do have periods after a hysterectomy. AFTER HAVING A 2ND PERIOD SINCE SURGERY I AM WONDERING IF THIS IS NORMAL OR NOT????? Everyone says it isn't.
They say it could be a seroma, hematoma, abscess, or neoplastic deposit. My hysterectomy was at the end of July, does this finding have anything to do with that surgery. Does anyone know? Going to see another GI specialist soon, I want to know what I should ask.
I've read and heard the bloating/swelling part you get after a hysterectomy can last up to 1 year too. I wake up and am one size and by night I'm bigger all over from the swelly belly type thing. I'm just at my 5 weeks of recovering and no where near putting on regular clothes. I've had a infection with an abscess inside since surgery and now a infected area in my stitches. It's been an interesting journey. Check out HysterSisters.com also for answers.
Among women, IC is often confused with other causes of chronic pelvic pain such as endometriosis. A study-examining women who had persistent chronic pelvic pain after hysterectomy found 80% to have IC. The cause of interstitial cystitis is unknown but two theories are often proposed. The most popular theory is that an injury or insult to the bladder fails to heal completely causing a defect in the protective layer inside the bladder.
In March 2007 I had an Inguinal Hernia repair operation on both sides after I had experienced bad groin pain for about six weeks. About three weeks after the surgery, I developed testicular pain in both left and right testicle with the left one swelling up dramatically. After going for a scan it was observed that I had a hydrocele on my left side. Six weeks after My original operation, I was hospitalised after I developed severe pain on the right side of my groin.
I was rushed to hospital for surgery 8 weeks ago where a large abscess was found in my pelvic area. After they drained it, a filshie clip was found in the cavity of the abscess. What concerns me is they couldn't find the other clip, I am so worried the same thing will happen again. I was not aware that my procedure I had done18 years ago to have my tubes cut involved the use of anything foreign (filshie clip) to be placed in my body, the CT scan I had done 8 moths ago revealed this fact.
Female, 42 y.o. morbidly obese 5'5" 263 12/05: severe LLQ pain, to ER after US and CTscan found colon rupture due to diverticulitis. had colon resection and temporary colostomy. 3/06: colostomy reversed but anastomosis did not take and had to be redone 6 days later. At this time a suprapubic partial hysterectomy was done for severe uterine fibroids. both ovaries, cervix left. Since March 06, have had problems with bowels and LLQ pain intermittmently.
Around 6 wks after my hysterectomy, I began experiencing like something was sitting on my spine. I have endometriosis and some scar adhesions. It felt like something was pressing on my nerves. I had tingling etc. Before my hysto, I had a large fibroid removed, it was pressing on my descending colon. This was a myomectomy. They removed my uterus and then replaced it. Ever since that surgery I had a knot like feeling in that same area I had a deep nagging before.
I had an abdominal Hysterectomy on 4/26. I was in the hospital 3 days. I was discharged with a fever but told to keep an eye on it. On 5/5 the pain was so bad and the fever had went up to 101.6 the night before. I was sent for blood work and an ultra sound. After the ultra sound, they called the ob/gyn who sent me back to the hospital and had me admitted.
painful periods, pelvic pain after intercourse on the right side only; no schedule on when I will get my periods, sometimes I get them twice a month; I get cysts on the right side (I can tell from the symptoms & pain). I have had to have my left ovary removed (2009) because there was a 4.5cm complex cysts. I am 41 & we do NOT plan on having anymore kids. My husband had a vesectomy about 6 yrs ago.
I had the huge serous cystadenoma removed along with total hysterectomy in October. Lateley I have been having, pelvic pain, low grade fever and not so much constipation but just seemingly blocked - probable adhesions as Mary's ball rolling helped for a while. I began thinking I either had one of the rare cancerous cystadenomas misdiagnosed or Ovarian Remnant Syndrome as Cystic STRUCTURES began reappearing. I had 2 CT scans two weeks apart.
2 years ago I ended up in the ER with agressive shooting pains across my pelvis and lower back. They suspected a bursted appendix. However, after 3 days of lying in a hospital bed with a drip in my hand I was sent home with a prescription for paracetemol and still not knowing what was wrong with me.
I am 34 yrs and found out via a pelvic exam that I have a mass. I was sent for an ultrasound & last week an MRI to confirm the diagnosis. My dr has now referred me to an OB/GYN/ONCOLOGIST and I go next Wed. I'm pretty scared and any insight you can give me will help. I had a hysterectomy due to ov cysts, endo & adneo on 5/8/03.they left my left ovary because I was so young. Now I have a complex cystic mass that is 15.8cm x 5cm x 22.7cm (this has grown within 1 1/2 yrs!).
I just had a hysterectomy 2 wekks ago, i have never been the same.I at first did not have a bowel movement for a wee, well i took an enema and it worked that time, but i have yet to have another one. Then i went into see my doctor because i was haveing alot of pelvic pain, also every timeb that i would go pee my bladder hurt bad like it was taken out betten up ,and than put back in,and i had a greenish dishcharge.
My GYN performed ENDOMETRIAL ABLATION and Diathermy to the affected areas and I understand it's all been packed to prevent further scarring and although initially my recovery was excellent, about a week after the op I got a stitch abscess which was undiagnosed for another week as I didn
The EMG should be done after at least 3 weeks after the surgery/onset of the weakness. What kind of improvement if any have you noticed since then? I'm very much interested in learning about your case and the results of your EMG. Please don't hesitate to post updates. If youlive near Cleveland and would like to be evaluated here at CCF, please call 1-800-CCF CARE.
The EMG should be done after at least 3 weeks after the surgery/onset of the weakness. What kind of improvement if any have you noticed since then? I'm very much interested in learning about your case and the results of your EMG. Please don't hesitate to post updates. If youlive near Cleveland and would like to be evaluated here at CCF, please call 1-800-CCF CARE.
Injury to the femoral nerve is a recognized complication during abdominal, pelvic, inguinal and hip operations. The most common surgical cause associated with femoral nerve injury has been abdominal hysterectomy, (7.5-10% incidence quoted). I don't have the number for appendectomy but I'm sure the figure is lower. The nerve usually is inadvertently damaged (either cut, snared by suture, stretch or pressure from retractors) during the procedure.
I might mention that I had a hysterectomy 10 years ago and my bowel was snipped, but my problem did not start until about 5 years ago. I don't know what my next step should be. It occurs out of the blue and I have no control over it. If I am sitting up in bed and have gas it is clearly coming from both ends. You know if you have regular gas you would at least have time to walk out of the room, but with this you don't. I want to hide from the world.
Tough to give predictions without knowing the specifics of your case. Untreated abscess or pelvic inflammatory disease can certainly cause scarring and damage to the organs. However, there is also the possibility that the infection may not be associated with what was going on with the uterus/ovaries - an independent gynecological disease (i.e. endometriosis) can also lead to the symptoms without evidence of prior infection.
In July of last year I underwent a hysterectomy for endometrioses and pelvic congestion syndrome. I was feeling very badly and my gynecologist at the time told me it was possible the fever was related to what was going on. So I had the surgery, the only complication was very low blood pressure which they couldn’t seem to find an explanation for, but the fevers never went away afterwords. I think it was the end of August when I started getting more symptoms. First it was my cervical lymph nodes.
I went to see my gyn/onc and he ordered a CAT scan. The scan revealed an abscess in my lower pelvic area that needed to be drained. I had to be re-admitted into the hospital for another 3 days to surgically put a drain in my bottom. I walked around with a bag hanging off my butt draining a liquid I can only say resembled dirty dishwasher fluid. The drain/bag was left in for 2 weeks! After my CAT scan came back clean, the bag was removed. Exactly one week later the high fevers started again.
My tumor was small and except for one very tiny fragment (why I am a Stage III) it was contained to the ovary. I had a total hysterectomy, went through the chemo, the bald is beautiful moments and came out the other side feeling quite blessed. Now I speak at different events and am active in getting out the word to all women that OVARIAN CANCER is the most lethal of all gynecological cancers.
I have had the UTI like symptoms off and on for years with negative cultures. It got so bad last year that I went to a pelvic pain specialist after years of going to ob/gyns or urgent care for antibiotics constantly. I also had all the tests for IC and they were all negative. During a ultrasound on my bladder, they found two (one on each side) 5 cm ovarian cysts. During the surgery to remove these, they found stage 4 advanced endometriosis with severe adhesions.
Endometriosis is sometimes mistaken for other conditions that can cause pelvic pain, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or ovarian cysts. It may be confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes bouts of diarrhea, constipation and abdominal cramping. IBS can accompany endometriosis, which can complicate the diagnosis. When to see a doctor See your doctor if you have signs and symptoms that may indicate endometriosis.
I think that since I was able to release it all, even though it took 2 tries, is a good thing - meaning, I do not have pelvic floor dtsfunction. This means after the surery my rectum will work well enough to have release and I will not continue to have the same symptoms. Tonight I feel pretty blah, I have residual contrast in my system that has made me highly bloated. So, I have decided to drink a lot of miralax to flush it out hopefully.
but all and all compared to how i felt and 5 trips to the ER before i feel alot better, its scarey but i had a great doc he was a vascular surgeon that specialized in the colon and i trusted him 100 %.and thats very important i got 2 opinions .. i hope after time i will be normal again my doc says it takes up to 6 months to heal completly..if you ever have a question you can e-mail me at ***@**** ...
It was different than anything else I'd ever experienced and was excrutiating. I called the nurse and she told me that after all the years I'd been sick that I should be able to handle the pain better and left. I tried calling the doctor's office but it was night time. I screamed for help and nothing came. In the morning I woke to a group of people hovering around my bed with an x-ray machine.
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