Re: complications from adhesions?

From: Ginny King (
Sun Jun 13 17:48:07 1999

Sherry and Christine,

I started having the pain in my side nine years ago after a serious infection that developed into pertonitis. Two years after that I had a lap to remove adhesions from the uterus and overies and the hysterectomy (vaginal) two years ago. All during this time the right side pain has continued with periodic infections (twice a year or so) that would last for six to eight weeks. The doctor said that from the angle he was at during the hysterectomy the appendix looked fine. I was in shock that considering all the adhesions I had elsewhere he did not deem it neccessary to look at the intestines or closer to the appendix. I have since gone to another OBGYN and GI. There is no damage that they can see to the intestines (no hemorhoids either) during colonoscopy so they have diagnosed irritable bowel. This is so frustrating because even I know that IBS does not cause fevers, elevated white blood cell counts or bleeding nor the type of point specific pain I have. I have always suspected that the adhesions are in the appendix area and that I might have a chronic infection that flares up. It seems that the more doctors you go to see, the more they treat you as a "ditzy" women with hysteria induced pain. Sorry this is so wordy, but this is the first time I have had anyone I can talk with and it really helps. Thanks. Ginny

Ginny King

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