Hi, I started with chronic pain at the age of 17 which was diagnosed as endometriosis. Numerous laparoscopys and hormonal treatments later I was advised that a total hysterectomy was the best option which I had at the age of 50. I was expecting keyhole surgery however when they came to operate aside from chocolate cysts my bowel was stuck to my uterus so an incision was made. As both my ovaries were removed I wa put on Estraderm patches which I stopped using last September. I must I thought that this would be the end of my troubles. How wrong I was!!
Since the beginning of January I have been to and fro the doctors with symptoms a UTI (at least 7 times) When my urine has been dipped only a couple of those tests have come back showing infection. I was admitted to hospital 11 days ago with severe abdominal pain and suspected appendicitis. After a CT Scan its has shown that I have adhesions and a partially blocked bowel. I have been given a special diet to try and today my pain levels have been quite good and I have been able to eat however the pain low down in my tummy is still bad and I appear to have signs of a UTI (forth time my urine has been dipped in the 11 days) and have been started on Trimethraprim whilst waiting for a urine culture to come back.
I guess my questions are:
1: Has anybody experienced anything similar and what helped?
2: could the adhesions on my bowel be what is affecting the bladder?
I have been referred to the Urologists but they don't seem to speedy in coming to visit with me.
Thankyou in advance of any advice you can offer?