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I am just going to share this, I have been a member of this site for a long time have suffered over 30yrs of pelvic pain with many investigations. I have read a lot of posts I read a lot of ladies say that they have had their gallbladder removed could there be a link with pelvic pain. I have had mine removed too ????? very interesting don't you think!!

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hi McGraw - like you have suffered from pelvic pain for over 30 years. Not sure if you are saying that your pain issues have improved or healed since your gall bladder op. Can't quite see the connection but am interested to hear what you have experienced.

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sorry I haved suffered pelvic pain since gallbladder removed 30 yrs ago. I just read so many post that they have had this op. What about you have you had yrs removed? If I was to tell you my experience of pelvic pain I would be writing a long time it has taken my life away!!! I have dyslexia so find it very difficult to express myself Carol x

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Hi,Since having my gall bladder out,I have had nothing but Stomach and pelvic pain troubles. I was given a proton pump inhibitor,which apparently reduces the amount of acid that yourstomach makes. Now I know the body needs a certain amount of acid,but I do sometimes wonder if this drug removes all the acid,which is why we get pain. Just a thought.

The drug I take is called lansoprazole Orodispersible Tablets .

But like you I sometimes wonder if this was the start of the last 12yrs of misery I've had. I was told it would not affect me whatsoever,but were all different and what don't affect one may another.

That's just my opinion.

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Hi McGraw, I was diagnosed with Pudendal Neuralgia about 6 years ago and have had almost everything suggested to me that might be helpful. During my treatment in pelvic floor physical therapy, I was told several times that this can be caused by scarring from surgeries. I had laparoscopic gall bladder surgery done back in the mid 80’s plus several other pelvic and abdominal surgeries. The therapist told me that the scarring from all of these surgeries could contribute to my PN pain. Hope this helps you to get some answers to your painful situation.

It would be a blessing and such a relief to have some answers for this terribly painful and life altering condition!!

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my story is just like yrs I had mine removed in the 80' had the same surgeries then I had a compleat hysterectomy 2002, still chronic pain then believed or not they said that due to all the pain and surgeries I have had was suffering scarring so they removed them all and there was a lot was told it was like a glue pot inside my tummy. As you can imagine I was very pleased to hear this but here we are still suffering chronic pain that was 2014!!. I cant go through any more just have pain relieve or go to bed and shut the world out.

best wishes Carol x

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Carol, I was actually told that anything I had done would just make the situation worse. That again is because it would cause more scarring. Have you ever been advised to use warm castor oil packs on your incisions to soften the scar tissue? I do this and it does seem to help a bit. Do you live in the US? I do hope you are able to find some relief from your pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Charlene

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Thank you for your kind words. Yes, that has been the same for me you get so excited that at long last they might be able to help with pain only to find it makes your situation worse! Not heard of castor oil packs will have to research it. If I did not have my faith in God don't know how I would get through each day. No, I live in the UK do u live in the US?.

Blessing Carol x

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Interesting that you are asking this b/c I had mine removed in March of 2017. Laparoscopicly . Things were fine until August when all this pelvic pain / hypertonic pelvic floor or pudendenal nerve thing started. I have been wondering if the surgery triggered something like maybe my ab muscles weren’t strong enough and somehow I triggered this horrible pain cycle. From running or lifting /pulling stuff .

I have brought this up to both PT and doctors and the doctors look at me like I am crazy , but the PT has told me since everything is connected in some way it could be possible.

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It’s possible, the nerve got activated and it took some time for it up manifest itself. Pelvic surgeons know such cases and don’t deny. My PN also started a month after minor surgery and my consultant recognised it straight away and said the surgery triggered it

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The one doctor who I don’t think will think I am so crazy is the one who is wanting to try a trigger point/nerve block. What is interesting to me is that when I touch /press /massage or the PT touches my abdominal area she says it’s tight and I have felt that area to be tender. I can feel pain in pelvic area when that area is massaged/pressed . In other words it sometimes seems like stretching my abdominal area also stretches some of the areas of pelvis. I have also wondered if the ovarian cysts I have are creating pressure in turn causing these other things to flare up.

I have an appointment next week for trigger point with the urologist who wants to do it , but i do plan on updating her with my theory and discovery. I also have an appointment with a urogynocologist who I also plan to inform her of my theories .

I personally feel like If I could figure out the part of my body that is triggering this then I would know what area to target which would then help release/relieve the other areas .

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