Hello everyone. On 21st September I had a laparoscopy for suspected endometriosis (none found) in which they found an omental adhesion to the anterior abdominal wall which was released by bipolar and scissors. They made two incisions, one through my bellybutton and one on my lower left side. I had not had any surgery prior to this so I was very confused as to how it formed.
About 2 months before I got the call to go in for surgery, my pain started to get better and I started to feel a lot more normal. Then I went for surgery and I feel like I've taken a huge leap backwards to when it all began.
My pain is bad, every day I get the same sensation of having a bad gut infection or stomach bug, I constantly feel like I need to go to the toilet today however when I go nothing seems to happen and I keep getting wriggling twitches in bellybutton area and to the right accompanied by bad gas. This all started about 2-3 weeks after surgery. I get bad pain every morning which indicates the need for a bowel movement and usually the pain would subside after doing so however recently the pain seems to just continue throughout the day now. I've also noticed differences in my stool to how they used to be. This is exactly the type of pain I went through at the beginning of this horrible journey that led me to having a laparoscopy in the first place and I'm seriously afraid that I'm going to have to go through it all over again. Nobody made me aware that surgery can cause further adhesions either and now I'm just really upset as I wish I never went.
The week after my laparoscopy was quite a journey too as I ended up in A&E with bad constipation, then got a bellybutton infection which required oral antibiotics too. Could it be that the antibiotics have messed with my gut flora, could it be healing or does it sound like an adhesion? I'm absolutely sick with worry at the thought of it being another adhesion or the same adhesion forming again. The surgeon did tell me that he wasn't sure if the reason for my pain that I had the laparoscopy for was due to the adhesion he removed in the first place.
I spoke to my gastro doctor the other day who sounded like he couldn't wait to get off the phone to me and got annoyed when I told him I think my adhesion is forming again so he wasn't of much use either. But he did mention to give it a couple more months as it could be internal healing.
I really do want to believe that it is just healing however the pain seems to be worsening and I don't think they actually did much inside of me for it to cause pain like this due to healing anyway? It's also been a month and a half since the laparoscopy was carried out so surely it shouldn't need to be healing at this point as that's a pretty long time. Has anyone had a similar experience? What do adhesions feel like, does it sound like it and could it get better?
Update; now getting bad pelvic pain in my lower right side and middle Cant stand straight and feels like inflammation