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Old 12-16-2002, 12:09 AM   #1
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Has anyone had a laparotomy? I've had a laparoscopy in Jan '02 to remove scar tissue/adhesions from my c-section in '99. I still have a lot of pain, & my dr says I should have the laparotomy so he can more effectively remove most of the adhesions to lessen my pain. Anyone have an experience with this? Did it help? How painful was it? Did it help any infertility? Thanks!!

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Old 12-16-2002, 06:54 PM   #2
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Re: Laparotomy????

Hello Fairyprincess I had to have a laparotomy done a couple of years ago and unfortunately in my case it didn't help because the endometriosis that they found had spread too far but I am glad that I had it done because they had a chance to go in, look, and then find out what the problem actually was. So it's something that I definitely advise and something you should really do if your doctor is suggesting it. Of course you will experience some pain afterwards because of the incision but the relief that you feel by knowing that they are doing all that they can to rectify the problem is well worth. Take care of yourself and let me know how things go.

Old 12-16-2002, 10:31 PM   #3
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Re: Laparotomy????

Thanks for the info. I'm considering having the surgery next month, if I don't get pregnant this month. My pain goes up into my rib cage & can be pretty intense sometimes. My dr says since I have to have a c-sec anyway, he would just clean everything else out then. But since my pain can be so severe, I'm scared of being pg-if later in the pregnancy when I get bigger & my rib cage expands I'm afraid it would not be fun. Thanks again-I'll let you know what me & dh decide.

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