Hi, I'm a first timer on here and thought I'd run this past you all. I had a full hysterectomy in December 2011. It was a difficult surgery because I had a large calcified fibroid in my uterus plus there were 2 Spurs coming off of it. One was attached to my pelvic wall and the other to my bowel and rectum. 2days later I haemorrhaged, lost 4 units of blood and had to have a transfusion. I was also told that I had endometriosis and my uterus was attached to the muscle wall. This was extremely traumatic and I ended up having counselling and have been on antidepressants ever since.
Now, 4 years later I am still suffering with chronic pain in my pelvic area. My pain has been similar to an appendicitis and I've been rushed into hospital by ambulance 4 times since my surgery. I've been given morphine to stop the pain and subsequently sent home with a diagnosis of 'scar tissue' or 'a blockage in the bowel' or 'kink'. Having had both an MRI and CT scans, the doctors have decided they're not going to do a laparoscopy as they say there's no sign of lesions or adhesions. This seems odd as I was previously told that they don't show up on scans?
I am currently having pain management treatment where they've given me Gabapentin. This seems to help but it tends to make me sleepy or spaced out at times. I've only recently started with the pain management team so it's early days yet.
Does anyone know if the endometriosis could still be present in my body despite everything being taken away? I still get sharp pains in the left and right sides of my pelvis plus burning/sore sensations. I also get a lot of lower back pain and have difficulty opening my bowels. Ive been on Laxido for about 3 years as it's the only way to keep me going, so to speak.
Thanks for reading, sorry its long.