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15 Feb 2006

Pain after Endometreosis Removed
I had surgery in December. The Dr. removed 2 cysts, mild endo., and drilled ovaries-along with a D & C. It is now 2 months later and for some reason the last couple of times that I have had intercourse it was painful. It is a very deep pain. It feels like a lot of pressure. Can this be caused from the surgery? What do you think that it can be? Do you think the endo. is back or another cyst?
Also I am on day 25 of my cycle and I keep experiencing a very odd sensation in my abdomen. I can't describe it but it is very noticeable to me and unlike anything I have ever had before.
What is this? I am freaking out that the surgery made things worse.
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01 Jan 0001

It is possible that after the procedure you have developed what we call adhesions, this is an unfortunate part of surgical intervention which may be very difficult to prevent. It is one of the known side effects of ovarian drilling. The main problem here is that the ovary has become adherent or stuck either to the uterus or to parts of the pelvic wall. This intern leads to severe pain on intercourse, as well as pain at various times of the menstrual cycle when a follicle is in the process of forming. I would strongly suggest that you visit your gynaecologist and have this problem evaluated as soon as possible. Should the ovaries be found to be immobile or prolapsed into or adherent to the cul-de-sac (pouch of Douglas), it might be necessary for a second procedure to release the adhesions. It is very unlikely that your endometriosis has returned so soon after the initial procedure.
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