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kds0284

310d

I had my laparoscopic surgery on the 27th (about 3 weeks ago) and was diagnosed with stage 4 endo - with it being concentrated on both ovaries and colon. I was feeling a lot better last week until Saturday and went to the ER Sunday because of severe lower right abdominal pain that was radiating toward my back. The ER did a CAT scan and couldn't find anything. They said I likely pulled a muscle. The pain is a lot worse at night, almost to the point of being unbearable. Has anyone else experienced this after a laparoscopy?

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    • 100Percent_K

      304d

      I had increased pain around weeks 4-6 post op. According to my surgeon it’s pretty common and does go back down over time. Mine went back down and now I am 3 years post op, doing well.

    • 100Percent_K

      304d

      I had increased pain around weeks 4-6 post op. According to my surgeon it’s pretty common and does go back down over time. Mine went back down and now I am 3 years post op, doing well.

    • QueenOfPlants

      308d

      I've had similar experiences and I learnt that because when you have Endo removed the scar tissue forms, it can form and connect your organs and tissues. So it's possible that part of your colon has become attached to your abdominal muscles so it will hurt to move from time to time or it can hurt when laying down because the colon is "pulling" away from the area it's attached to just through gravity, this can also mean that when your body is digesting food it will pull on your abdomen which will feel like a sharp pain. Unfortunately the only way to manage it is doing stretches which involve the movement of that area and the amount of pain when things are stretched should decrease the more you are moving around with it. I know it sounds like a really lame "oh just exercise the pain away" that doctors might give but the only other option is surgery to cut the scar tissue which causes more scar tissue growth which can ultimately make matters worse than before.

    • Avasha2

      310d

      I have a wave of severe pain after my first surgery in 2020, and I knew something was wrong. I had my second surgery in March and they discovered what went wrong during my first surgery, but I also had severe pain after my second surgery. It was related to medication, and I ended up having labour like symptoms. It was horrible. So, in saying that, if you think something is wrong, keep pushing. You know your body. But I had two very different but very bad reactions after both of my surgeries. Good luck with your recovery

      • kds0284

        310d

        @Avasha2 thank you! This is my first surgery, and I don't know anyone personally who has had this procedure recently. My surgeon didn't seem too concerned - he recommended that I take the prescribed pain meds from my surgery that I haven't needed in about a week. I'm mostly frustrated because I feel like I've regressed 😥

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