I had my coil fitted when I had my Laparoscopy in November 2013. I thought after my Lap& Coil I would feel better and I would be active again and my heavy, clotted periods would stop. For the first few days whilst recuperating from the Lap & Coil I felt fine. But as soon as I started moving I felt pain, at first I put it down to the scar tissue from surgery but the pain wasn’t the same as pre-op.
I bled constantly for 3 months and suffered bad back ache after walking. After one particularly severe pain episode the intensity of which I can only liken to childbirth, combined with a temperature above 38o C then the bleeding suddenly stopped.
I returned to fulltime work after the Lap & Coil and as I sit for long periods at a desk/on flights –my abdomen just aches deep inside and this radiates across my abdomen from top to bottom. This is very different from the pain I felt before the Lap & Coil which was a sharp pain above my groin.
It was only in February I was told I had a retroverted utereus but when I questioned the Consultant Nurse regarding the suitability of the coil with a retroverted utereus I was informed that it would make no difference and if I still had pain I would need either bowel surgery or more hormones that would bring on a medical menopause. However I am not reassured by her lack of explanation and unsympathetic bedside manner and I will be discussing it with the consultant next month. I have researched this on the internet and cannot find much detail.
I currently feel the pain I am experiencing is two fold: endometrial pain from the endo on my bowel but also a different pain radiating from the region of the coil. If I see no improvement by mid-March and I do not receive an adequate explanation from the consultant for the pain I will seriously consider having it removed.
This could just be a worsening of the endo, but I remain to be convinced. I feel I need more understanding of the coil and the retoverted utererus.