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From: Butterflyrf71
Date: 07-17-2006, 04:07 PM (1 of 5)
I do not have endo! However, I will be having a hysterectomy next Friday, 7/28.

I am so glad I found this doctor! I am so glad I did not take the shots for endo from the other doctor.

My new doctor did the laparoscopy this past friday and found a large web (thats what she called it) extending the entire length of my uterus. It was hard to understand the "web", but if I get it correctly, it's these long stretchy adhesion like bands (1" wide, foot long) that connect at multiple points. Since I a have a retroverted uterus, it is pulling down, and causing a more severe retrovert and lots of pain.

She said cutting them would be only temporary, and that they woud grow back pretty fast; and there would be a major concern for bleeding if she cut them all (can't wait to se the photos of how thick they were).

Has anyone else had this "web"? I have lots of questions, which I will ask her on Thursday - but you guys always have such good advice.

You Lord, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm, and place their trust in you. Isaiah 26:3, AV
User: Butterflyrf71
Member since: 05-02-2006
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From: Bama
Date: 07-17-2006, 04:16 PM (2 of 5)
I'm glad to hear you don't have endometriosis. (sp?)
My sister suffered with it for years and finally had a hysterectomy last year. By then it was growing to her her colon. Since the hysterestomy, she's fine.
I've never heard of the "web" you describe. I would have thought that was endometriosis.
I hope the hysterectomy helps you and wish you a speedy recovery. :up:
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
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From: lizzybugsmommy
Date: 07-17-2006, 06:36 PM (3 of 5)
I am so glad you did not take the shots when you actually did not have it. Dont you hate some of these dr these days. I think they get kick backs from med or somthing. They all want to give you meds weather you have somthing or not. I am so glad that you got a second oppinion. I will be doing the same as soon as school starts back on JUly 26th. I will only have one kid with me then. I will keep you in my prayers Good luck.
Catherine lb_pml&cb=PW

Husbands gone fishing..... I've gone fabric shopping
User: lizzybugsmommy
Member since: 05-20-2006
Total posts: 207
From: esrun3
Date: 07-17-2006, 10:03 PM (4 of 5)
That's actually good news-you shouldn't have any real problems with the hysterectomy altho you may have some more severe pain because I assume she will cut many of the adhesions while she is in there. Good luck to you-I'll keep you in my prayers.
User: esrun3
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From: pretnichols
Date: 07-17-2006, 10:07 PM (5 of 5)
I have heard of the web. My SIL had hers removed, after a failed pregancy (she was 18 weeks along). They did the surgery, and she got pregnant immediately afterward. My niece was born at 24 weeks gestation -- and survived! She is a healthy 10 year old today. However, while her OB encouraged her to get pregnant, the one that had done the surgery told her that he was surprised that she even carried that far. Anyway, she has not had the surgery again, but has all kinds of female problems. However, she is holding off on a hysterectomy (she's 46+) because she doesn't want to have surgery or more pain.

Robin, sending you speedy recovery vibes! Glad the exploratory was helpful in finding out the cause of your problem.

So little time, sew much to do...........
User: pretnichols
Member since: 10-16-2005
Total posts: 342
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