View Full Version : scar tissue from c-section?
04-03-2006, 05:49 AM
In June 2005 my then gynocologist did a laporoscopy looking for endo, thankfully I did not have any however I did have a ovarian cyst and my bladder and uterus were attached to each other by scar tissue. The doctor removed the adhesions but now I have been having the same pain again for about 6-8 weeks. I am seeing a new gynocologist that understands a great deal about IC and is talking to my urologist on a regular basis. (long story short-I went to ER because of pain they said I needed an ultrasound ASAP, my old gyno said he might do one in about 2-3 mo, so I found me a new doc) The new gyno has sent me to have 3 ultrasounds, found 3 diffrent infections(one a uti caused by ecoli) and I am supposed to see him this coming thursday. I have 2 kids, both of were delivered by C-section, and the original gyno said that the scar tissue from the c-sections is what caused my bladder and uterus to become attached to each other. The ultrasounds have shown no cysts, but when I went in last Thursday they did one with the evil devise that goes into the vagina after they had me fill my bladder and push on it from the outside to do a regular ultrasound. The tech was finally able to find both ovaries but the right one would not move from between my bladder and uterus with no room between them no matter how she tried to move it.... :cussing: Then it took her about 30-45 min to even find my left ovary it was stuck behind my uterus and was unable to be fully visual. She said there was a spot on my left ovary that was less than 1/2 cm all together and that she was unable to tell what it was and it shouldnt be causing pain. I am wondering if the scar tissue could have built back up and is attaching everything again. Is it possible?? If so would it be better in the long run to have a hyst to keep it frm happening again or just to leave it there and go in as often as needed to get rid of the scar tissue? Any suggestions would be helpful. If the hyst is the best option does anyone think a doc would do it for a 23 yr old that plans to never have more kids?
04-05-2006, 09:41 AM
Sorry, I don't really have any answers for you, but wanted to offer a :kissing: :grouphug:
Good luck with your decision.
04-05-2006, 10:54 AM
I am dealing with endo adhesions and an ovarian mass and I am in the process of having a hysterectomy . I know what your going through. you are in my thoughts and prayers.
04-05-2006, 11:09 AM
the only words i have for this is that i had a total hysto at the age of 30 and i regret it every day. it totaly messed up my hormones, and i feel much older than i am. i think it messed me up more than it helped me - emotionally as well as physically. 30yrs of age is too young to have those organs removed, i didn't realize everything it would entail until it was too late. if i would have known how much it was going to effect me emotionally, i would have went to much greater lengths to treat my condition in other ways so i could keep my reproductive organs. it isn't that i want more kids either...i was, and am, positive that i don't...i thought that was the only major thing to concider, but i was wrong...it was not the only, or main, thing to concider. when you give up those organs you give up a part of yourself that i now realize i placed great value on...it's kind of hard to explain, but it has definately made me feel different, and not for the better! there is a lot more involved than the doc will probably tell you. YOU'RE NOT JUST GETTING RID OF AN ILLNESS when you have a hysto, but you're also giving up much much more that you might not be willing to give up if you only knew. Sorry if this sounds too negative, but i've had this done at a young age and am very sorry for it! I'm sure others are glad that they have had their hystos, but i'm not...probably because i now realize that i was too young to give up such an important part of myself. I want to stress this again - it really messes up the hormones and a persons emotions! I am very regretfull, and now I can't change my mind!
04-05-2006, 12:35 PM
I just had a total hysterectomy in Feb. My uterus and bladder where also adhered together and I had an ovary thqt was MIA also. I am still healing and feel crudy, but alot of my bladder pressure pain has went away since my uterus is gone and not attached to it.
04-05-2006, 03:55 PM
I've been battling whether scar tissue is the cause of pain I a having. I had a C section about 6 1/2 months ago and the pregnancy was really bad with the IC when I came home from the hospital and as soon as I cleared a UTI that I came home with my bladder was getting better and better with time. Now as of the the last week I have my symptoms returning and I have been in agony. Is it possible that if scar tissue is formed it could cause problems already? Is it a permanent thing or could it come and go still as flares like my IC has always been even with this possible scar tissue causing problems?
Also, I wanted to add about the hysterectomy, don't get too discouraged if you end up having one. My mother had one in her late twenties due to her endo and she has been taking estrogen and very successful with it. Ann
04-06-2006, 03:00 AM
I had a partial hysterectomy a year ago & I am very happy that I had this surgery! I know that it is a lot different for women whose ovaries are taken out, as they have to battle hormones. I don't know anything about hormone struggles, but I feel for the women who are going through it. My ovaries, bowel, & bladder were adheared to my uterus & it was very painful. My ovaries couldn't be seen on an ultrasound either because they were pulled down & around & attached to my uterus by adhesions. Periods were horrendous. Now all that pain is gone & no more monthly cycle suffering. It is also a relief not to have my uterus pushing on my bladder! Having a hysterectomy helped my frequency a little bit because of not having that uterus weight pressing on my bladder. I was 31 when I had this done & have 2 children. I don't know if your age would affect a doctor's decision to do this or not.
"She said there was a spot on my left ovary that was less than 1/2 cm all together and that she was unable to tell what it was and it shouldnt be causing pain." Grrrrrr! That makes me mad! If she doesn't know what it is, then how does she know if it's painful or not? Grrrrrr!
Please keep us updated as to what happens!
04-07-2006, 06:34 AM
well, the plan is not decided on, however we are trying to decide what to do... i went to my dr appointment yesterday to find out that they were unable to get in touch with me because they could not find my number...grrrrrrrrr. turns out my dr worked yesterday morning not afternoon and the staff had messed up the schedule and didnt realize that they had....(longstory short, many docs in one office, take shifts at this one and another, some afternoons-some mornings) however i saw the nurse practitioner (sp?) and talked with another doc in the office. they put me on a anti-inflameitory(sp?) i take it every 6 hrs for the next 5 days. it is making me really loopy however my mom is off for the next 3 days and hubby told boss he had to be off monday and tuesday. i am supposed to hear from the doc or nurse pract... by tuesday and i see my urologist on the 14th. i was told i needed to talk to him too. for right now i am taking meds and staying in bed mostly so i dont scare the kids too much, lol. i will let yall know when i do, what we are doing. meds are kicking in again, sorry for the spelling, thanks for the replys...lol took 10 min to right that sentence............
04-12-2006, 08:10 AM
AAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why do dr.s have to be a pain the in ***? i just called the dr.s office and they told me that first: there is no proof that a hysterectomy will help with IC so they refuse to remove a healthy uterus. second: she tells me that my urine some how was contaminated and explains to me yet again (nurse practioner did this at the last appt too) how to clean myself and then pee in the toilet and then the cup! as if i dont know this, i have to PEE IN A CUP EVERYTIME I GO TO THE URO!!!!!!!! then she tells me to come in before 430 and pee in a cup and make a new appt with my doc to discuss what we can do. it is no big deal to be there by that time, just a pain, i was down the street from the office earlier today with my 2 yr old getting his foot xrayed because he was stubborn and wouldnt listen to my mom yell NO! at him and picked up an intake and dumped the carburator on his foot. but instead of calling me when she found out about it yesterday i call now and have to pick up my kiddo from school at 315, get in the car drive 45 min and pee in a cup just to drive another 45 min to get home and have to start dinner cause hubby probably wont be home yet!!!!!grrrrrrrrrrrr.......
sorry, just had to vent for a min. now i have to call my uro after making an appt with the gyn and see if i should come in now or wait until after the other appt. :cussing: .......breathe in...breathe out...breathe in...breathe out count to 10 and then back to 1....breathe in...breathe out...breathe in...breathe out......ok im better now, sorry about the ranting and raving....let yall know when i know something...grrrrrrrr SHEESH I HATE THIS DISEASE!!!!!
04-12-2006, 09:46 AM
How can it be seen if the uterus and bladder have adhesions that are connecting them? I has a ultrasound (pelvic and vaginal) yesterday and she said there is no way to see the csection scar that way. Can it only be seen laproscopically? Seems odd that the csection scar (I have one) would adhere to the bladder when it is up farther in the pelvis than the bladder is. How can these adhesions be determined? In addition to wondering if ultrasound can show this, could a pelvic MRI show if the bladder and uterus are connected due to adhesions and also couldn't this be felt by a pelvic exam?
04-12-2006, 12:15 PM
the only way the dr was able to see the adhesions last june was by a laporoscopy. i dont know about the MRI, hadn't thought of that, hmmm....its not the csection scar scene on the skin it is the scar tissue that formed because of the csection on my uterus, it just seems to keep growing inside me. i know that they can feel something when they do the physical exam and push around in my pelvic area because the first dr that examined me in the emergency room felt something, did a ctscan and thought that it was a cyst. when i had my ultrasound nearly 2 weeks ago she was able to see where the dr stitched my uterus back together. now whether it was from the csections(one in 99 & one in 03) or from the laporoscopy in june of last year when they had to take my the adhesions out because my bladder and uterus were attached, is unknown to me. however i think i found out that the nurse practitioner that i saw last week only told the dr that i wanted to have a hysterectomy not that it was an option i was open to if the adhesions were going to continue to grow because i do not want to have a laporoscopy every 8 months or so because of my bladder and uterus being adheared....anyhow, i have an appt ment to see the gyn/ob on thurs the 20th and i will still see my uro on friday so that i can see waht he thinks and maybe get him to help me decide what needs to be done....as i said before, i will let yall know when i know.....
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