Re: MAJOR complications after Vaginal Hysterectomy

From: Virginia Brill (
Mon Dec 20 16:05:38 2010

Where do you live? PA has Dr. Gerhart, FL has Dr. Redan and there is a Dr, in Ohio at all deal with ARD

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From: "IAS Admin (Tracy)" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Friday, December 17, 2010 12:14 AM Subject: MAJOR complications after Vaginal Hysterectomy

> Sender: (MoonBear)
> Subject: MAJOR complications after Vaginal Hysterectomy
> I have had severe pelvic, bladder, bowel issues for the last couple of
> years. On 10/25/10, my Urologist did a cystoscopy and dialation for my
> urethra as it was 3/4 of way closed. On 11/3/10, I had a vaginal
> hysterectomy due to pain, excessive bleeding, and prolapsing uterus. My
> OBGYN said that it was the toughest surgery she has ever done, as my
> uterus was fused together with abdominal wall, bladder, and bowel. She
> said that separating my organs was like cutting wood with a butter
> knife. Since my surgery I continue to suffer from trauma ulcers from
> the retractor equipment, and increased pain in pelvis, bladder and any
> time I eat. I also have scarring on the outside of my vagina. I live
> on Hydrocodone(and continue to have pain at our a 7 daily WITH the pain
> meds). My pain and symptoms are increasing, and my OBGYN says there is
> nothing more she can do. She referred me to a Dermatologist. My
> Urologist was surprised that the his colleague(OBGYN) did not switch to
> an abdominal hysterectomy once she saw that my internal organs had fused
> together, especially considering my already existing bladder issues. The
> Urologist prefers to open me up to take a look at everything; however
> advises that I 'just wait and see how I heal' with everything I've been
> through. I am at my witts end, as I can not bear the pain anymore. I
> am at almost 6wks and my other symptoms are getting worse. My question
> is this.....Are there Doctors that specialize in treating the 'big
> picture' of all of the organs that are affected by adhesions and
> complications after organs are cut apart during a vaginal hysterectomy?
> I am very concerned about potential longterm damage from this surgery,
> especially since I am already dealing with outer vaginal scarring and
> remaining trauma ulcers surrounding my urethra, and who knows what else
> is going on inside my body. Any suggestions or referrals would be
> greatly appreciated.

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