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Has anyone had a laparoscopy & it not help the pain?

Hi there. I new to this forum but I’m so happy I found it! I was wondering if anyone has had their endometriosis removed and still had pain in the months to follow?

I had the laparoscopic surgery back in March and I am still having severe pain after intercourse. Sometimes I feel like I’m going to faint from the pain. It lasts about 20 minutes and then goes away. I thought that having the surgery would help with the pain but I honestly think I’m getting the pain more often with intercourse than I did before.

I will be starting birth control for the first time this month, has anyone has birth control help with the pain after intercourse? I’m nervous about the side effects of it but if it helps with the pain then I’m willing to try anything!

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    1. Hi there . Welcome to the forum! We are happy to have you here. Hate to hear you are still having pain from laparoscopy though 🙁 Unfortunately, my first lap, I was experiencing pain only a few short months after too. So frustrating. My second surgery by an endo specialist, I found relief for a longer period of time, because they removed things my GYN missed in the first surgery!

      Was your surgery done by an endo specialist?

      -Kimberli (Team Member)

      1. I hope this finds you doing well this evening. I will speak from personal experience and not a medical professionals viewpoint.
        I had my first laparoscopic surgery as a teenager. The team of doctors I used at the time, removed all of the adhesions that they could while preforming the surgery. Much to their confusion, I still had massive amounts of pain. Even after I was on Lupron, I still had enough pain that the decided to refer me to a different doctor.

        Now in terms of sex, many things could be impacting your pain. The appropriate amount of lubrication and foreplays can make a huge difference. I learned the hard way about not being dry down there. The use of enough foreplay can help loosen you up down there, which makes penetration less painful. I have learned through experience that certain positions hurt more than other positions. I would have a conversation with your partner about trying different positions and being able to stop / change if you need. For some people, positions that involve deeper penetration have more pain during and after sex.

        I hope that this has helped you some. Have a Happy New Years. - Amanda (endo team member)

        1. Hi , I just wanted to check in and see how you’re doing. I also wanted to weigh in and say that my laparoscopy with ablation didn’t help my pain with intercourse and neither did birth control. But pelvic floor therapy was a game changer. I used to have A LOT of pain during and after intercourse, which my pelvic floor therapist said sounded like muscle tension from contractions from orgasm or sex. (Your pelvic floor muscles wrap around your vagina and butt, which is one reason why pooping can cause radiating pain, too). Pelvic floor relaxation exercises — that I still do at home — really made a big difference in my pain. Here’s an article on my experience in case it’s helpful: Wishing you well - Keri ( team member)

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