Complication after Hysterectomy Surgery..help!
About 13 weeks ago I had a laparscopic hysterectomy where they removed my uterus and cervix. This was done because I had a condition (forget the name) where my uterus was enlarged and causing me very painful periods. Also during this surgery, I had a posterior and anterior prolapse repair (that were server), a bladder sling, and vaginal reconstruction. It was a tough surgery. I was in soooo much pain when I woke up and for 3 days after. They had to keep me at the hospital an extra day because they could not get my pain under control.
Well, things were healing...slowly. I was still very tender inside my vagina so my Dr. presribed Estrogen cream. I used it 2 days, then BAMMMM..woke up on the second day in sooooo much pain.
I ened up in the ER 2x last week. I had really bad pain in my right lower stomach/side/back area. Doctors thought I had kindney stones. They gave me a CT scan. This showed no stones but a large mass by my ovary and some fluid. They sent me right back to the ER and a sonogram showed I had 2 small functional cysts on my ovaries and some fluid. So, they all assumed I had a cyst that ruptured. At this point my pain was gone...so everyone seemed happy with that.
Pain returned big time. OBGYN did an ultrasound in their office and found a large mass on my ovary. This is where I get scared. They have never seen anything like it. It is like 7cm or something. THey said it is not a functional cyst, but it does not look like caner. They told me that 5x because i was so scared. The ER doctors thought originally I had an abcess by my ovary due to my surgical past. But my OBGYN does not think it is an abcess since I have not been ill since my surgery and have no fever.
So, I am am scheduled for a laparscopic surgery on Monday morning to remove the right ovary with the mass on it. I am scared that it is cancer. But again, my OBGYN insits that it is not. He said cancer does not grow that fast in 3 months. It was NOT there during my original surgery.
I have a feeling it is an abcess. Maybe that explains why I was in sooooo much pain right after the surgery? He did tell me that first night in the hospital that I had TONS of adhesions around my right ovary and he spent a deal of time cleaning them out. So, I know he was working in that area a lot. Could he have knicked something causing the abcess? I have a friend whose appendix ruptured and sealed itself into a big abcess that was eventually discovered 4 months after her appendix ruptured.
Any thoughts anyone?????? I am quite scared.