I'm new here but wanted to see if anyone else out there has had a Tubo-ovarian abscess, how it was dealt with and how you feel now.
I have endometriosis and have previously had a laparoscopy to remove the endo 9 years ago, then a lap last year to remove a large chocolate cyst, left ovary & Fallopian tube.
That all went well, but this year I had a mirena fitted in March (to help the endo) and 10 days later was in agony and went to A&E being sick and in severe pain. Was sent home with antibiotics but got worse over the weekend. Back to A&E and was admitted and scanned and they found the abscess in my right tube. Had IV antibiotics for 4 days which didn't work and I ended up going septic, then rushed into theatre to have it drained by keyhole surgery.
Unfortunately this didn't get it all out and I ended up back in surgery a few weeks later- this time a c-sect type cut and the abscess was drained again. Seems to have worked this time and I am 8 weeks post surgery and no more pain or night sweats or high temperature. Spent 21 days in hospital in total and none of the swabs grew any bacteria. They think a bug got in when the mirena was put in.
Has anyone else experienced similar?! Would be great to know there are others out there!