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The pain is back... already?

Hi all,

I'm just interested to hear your experiences...

I had my second lap on a Saturday (first found no endo) and endo was confirmed and my consultant removed this using diathermy. However, I'm now in a lot of pain which basically feels the same as my usual endo pain. I've read a lot about diathermy since the procedure and read that it's not overly successful. I'm wondering if the pain is all part of the healing process and is it normal or has the lap just not been completely successful? I'm wondering if there's still some endo left!

Thanks all!


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Hi it's still very early days. Saying that diathermy only removes the top layer and leaves the root of endo intact. If things don't improve I would suggest you get a referral to a BSGE centre where they will excise the endo. This actually cuts the disease out completely.

Even after surgery and can take a few months to know whether it has worked as the brain is so used to being sent pain signals, it takes a while for this to stop.

Hope things improve for you.


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