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Spotting and cramping 6 weeks after surgery

Wondering if anyone has experienced prolonged spotting and cramping after a diagnostic laproscopic surgery combined with hysteroscope and D&C?

I had my first endometriosis surgery April 15th. I have been spotting and cramping everyday since. With the cramping comes extreme low back pain. My Dr will not prescribe meds to relieve the cramping. Just tells me to take 800mg ibuprofen 4x daily. All this does is make me nauseous. The cramps are so intense that I feel like I need my appendix removed (I had mine out at 15years old) I'm on the 13 week combined pill and the Dr told me to keep taking it up until week 12 and then go ahead and let my body cycle. But that's 8 more weeks away and I can't deal with this pain and random levels of bleeding until then. They also think I have fibromyalgia on top of my stage 1 endometriosis diagnosis. My cramping starts to get me stressed and before I know it my whole body hurts. The only relief I can get is soaking in the tub which I cannot do often as I have a job where I work 9hrs a day Monday-friday.

  1. First, let me say I'm so sorry you're dealing with this level of pain. No one should have to go through something like this. I have had four surgeries, but none specifically the same as you. My recovery after each was different, but I did experience some spotting, nausea, and pain; however, my pain was not at the level you describe. I wonder if it would be worth getting a second opinion? It seems like you should be able to get some support for relief beyond the NSAIDs that make your stomach upset. Or perhaps you could get in to see a pelvic PT? Some people here have also found relief from a TENS machine and there are some that are wearable that you could use while at work. I'm sorry I don't have more answers. I hope you find a solution soon, warrior. ~Katrina, Endometriosis.net Advocate

    1. Agree with Katrina, so sorry you are dealing with this. It makes me so sad 🙁 I have had three surgeries and a few other different types of procedures, and I did see spotting for a while. I assumed it was just my body healing in its own way and never really brought it up with the doctor. It did end up stopping. I did have a lot of pain as well, but again assumed it was all part of healing and eventually it did subside. Again, agree with Katrina, I would think about maybe trying to seek a second opinion if you can. I hate that you are dealing with such pain and cannot find any relief or proper support. I truly hope you can find the relief you need dear warrior <3 Sending you big hugs. Please keep us posted and know you can reach out to us any time. -Kimberli (team member)

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