i had a laparascopy two weeks ago- ive been having severe ongoing pelvic pain for awhile now. my ob/gyn did an internal exam in september, which was really painful. she said the pelvic floor muscles are in severe spasm and she also suspected endometriosis. she put me on the pill, both for the pain and because she said it treats endo, and she prescribed pelvic floor physical therapy. within a month, the pain went away, so i never ended up doing the pt.
in jan, the pain came back full force. we went ahead with the lap, and she didnt find any endo or anything else wrong. so i will be starting pt soon and am hoping that will alleviate the pain. meanwhile, and this brings me to my question, my recovery has been much slower and more painful than i anticipated. from what my dr told me and what i read, i expected the gas pain to be worse than the pelvic pain, and that i would be fine in a few days.
well, i am definitely not fine. i called my dr and she had me come in at the end of last week, and she said she cant find anything wrong, which is good news. the pain from the incisions is getting better- it doesnt hurt to sit or stand up as much, but im still having really bad pelvic pain. at times its so bad that my lower abdomen is painful to the touch. today i thought i was doing ok and i cleaned the bathroom. huge mistake!!! i am now in excruciating pain- the worst its been since the day of the surgery. obviously i tried to do too much, but is it normal to have this much pain after two weeks? could i have injured myself? i took hydrocodone and its helping a bit but it still hurts really, really badly. should i be concerned? thank you for listening and for your help.