Lower right side pain for 1 1/2 years.

by Leslie

I'm 57 yrs. old. I had a hysterectomy because of pain. The pain is still there. I have no female parts. I've had a colonoscopy and a cat scan everything is fine. I take bio-denticle hormones. It seems like that might cause the pain. It's a very strong pain like when I would ovulate, although this doesn't go away. Doctors think it's adhesions and want to fix that. I'm afraid of another surgery.


Dear Leslie,

"bioidentical" hormones are very similar to natural occurring estrogen and used for symptoms of menopause.

There is no evidence that they cause abdominal pain.

I agree that Adhesion is most likely the cause of your continuous lower right side pain for 1 1/2 years.

I also agree with you that if you can avoid surgery, it is probably the best decision, because there is no guaranty that another surgery would cure the pain permanently.

If this pain is affecting your life significantly though, then perhaps you would want to give it a try.

After major surgery like the one you have had, abdominal adhesion is not uncommon.

You may want to read our article here on abdominal adhesion after surgery here.

Use of regular pain killers, laxatives, acupuncture and meditation has been found to give some patients relief from moderate to severe adhesion pain.

Please feel free to contact us further if you require answers to any more concerns.

Thank you for using our services.

Sincerely yours,

Family Physician, Emergency Medicine Practitioner and WebMD

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