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Post Surgery Complications.

Postby Florinio » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:55 pm

I am 45 and had a Vaginal hysterectomy, anterior and posterior repair and some other fixes. After the surgery things seemed fine for a couple of weeks then I started having problems. My original symptom of pain and constant needing to urinate returned. Then I started to have problems with my bowels and perineum area. I went to see the doctor several times complaining of rectal pain and perineum pain. At the six week check up he examined me, could not see anything so made another appointment for six weeks later. At this appointment I still had urinary problems, rectal and perineum pain. The doctor put me on a medication for the urinary problem and sent me home, he dismissed the rectal and perineum pain as he couldn't see anything. The medication made my whole situation worse as now I needed to strain for both bowel a bladder functions. A week later I asked for a referral to a colorectal doctor. After two visits to two different colorectal doctors I found out that a muscle in my rectum was not working properly which was causing the rectal and perineal pain. By the time I found this out I had developed all sorts of prolapses from straining and a condition called perineal descent for which there is no real treatment. I went to John Hopkins for a consul with a doctor there who deals with peineal descent. She could not help me and at the end of our visit she said.. "I don't want to put words in your head but... with all your original symptoms being bladder and urethral I really don't know why your doctor did this surgery." She had read all my medical records and said that my original prolapse problems were not all that bad and were not the cause of my symptoms.

I am in constant pain. I do see a Physical therapist once a week which includes a rectal massage, this helps a little. I can not sit for more than a couple of hours. I can not have sex with my husband of 24 years, this was good before. I can not lift anything more than 5 pounds and because of the pain with bowel movements I am on a very restricted diet. This has completely changed my life.

Do you think I might have a case?
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Post Surgery Complications.

Postby Norwood » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:42 pm

I am 45 and had a Vaginal hysterectomy, anterior and posterior repair and some other fixes. After the surgery things seemed fine for a couple of weeks then I started having problems. My original symptom of pain and constant needing to urinate returned. Then I started to have problems with my bowels and perineum area. I went to see the doctor several times complaining of rectal pain and perineum pain. At the six week check up he examined me, could not see anything so made another appointment for six weeks later. At this appointment I still had urinary problems, rectal and perineum pain. The doctor put me on a medication for the urinary problem and sent me home, he dismissed the rectal and perineum pain as he couldn't see anything. The medication made my whole situation worse as now I needed to strain for both bowel a bladder functions. A week later I asked for a referral to a colorectal doctor. After two visits to two different colorectal doctors I found out that a muscle in my rectum was not working properly which was causing the rectal and perineal pain. By the time I found this out I had developed all sorts of prolapses from straining and a condition called perineal descent for which there is no real treatment. I went to John Hopkins for a consul with a doctor there who deals with peineal descent. She could not help me and at the end of our visit she said.. "I don't want to put words in your head but... with all your original symptoms being bladder and urethral I really don't know why your doctor did this surgery." She had read all my medical records and said that my original prolapse problems were not all that bad and were not the cause of my symptoms.

I am in constant pain. I do see a Physical therapist once a week which includes a rectal massage, this helps a little. I can not sit for more than a couple of hours. I can not have sex with my husband of 24 years, this was good before. I can not lift anything more than 5 pounds and because of the pain with bowel movements I am on a very restricted diet. This has completely changed my life.

Do you think I might have a case?
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Post Surgery Complications.

Postby athmore » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:15 am

Yes. The Johns Hopkins doctor has told you to see a lawyer. Doctors do not say things like this unless they think it was malpractice.

Thwe hysterectomy sounds ezcessive, and you should wonder why he did such a lot of work. From here it is hard to know what happened, but my guess is that nerves were damaged or trapped, and that would would accouny for your persistent pain. The collapse of the rectal muscles also soounds as if something was injured there.

You need to start looking for a lawyer. Call your Bar Association and ask for some n ames and start alling them,. When you talk to lawyers let them know what that Johns Jopkins doctor said. She may be important to your case. However, you should not contact her.  Start looking .Yo may noy have much time.
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