First-timer here so apologies if this turns out way too long/tmi.
Had a laparoscopy (with cystoscopy) on Monday 7 days ago to excise endo that was found on ultrasound, MRI and even physically palpable by gynae exam (oh that was a fun day! 😖)
Was kept in for two nights but went home on Wednesday feeling ok-ish, lots of gas pain but peeing fine, etc. All the time I was there they kept telling me to walk around and drink peppermint tea - even when they'd watched me walk around drinking multiple cups of peppermint tea for over two hours!
Anyway back home I was ok with the ibuprofen & paracetamol for a day or two but then the pain started getting worse. Having finally had a bowel movement on Friday I decided to try one of the codeine pills I'd been given, but I had the wrong (opposite) response to it. Ended up calling the hospital on Sat and guess what, they suggested I drink peppermint tea and walk around - seemed completely unconcerned that my belly had suddenly swelled up to the point where I couldn't eat and could hardly drink anymore. I also started to have pain while peeing and a more constant pain in the urethra/clitoris/ vaginal area, which wasn't there when I left the hozzy. Actually it feels like something was inserted into my vagina, even though as far as I'm aware it wasn't.
Got some different painkillers (naproxen) from a sympathetic doc at a walk-in clinic today, at least, which seem to be doing something for the belly and general pelvic pain. He tested my urine and I don't have an infection though there is still some blood in it. I also learned what a cystoscopy is - I thought it was to look at my cysts and had no idea it was anything to do with the bladder! 🤦♀️
Has anyone else had this increase in pain a few days after a lap? It's so annoying that no one warns you about it!