I am  40 years old, have a child who is 20 yrs old, and I am having pain during orgasm for about 2 months.  It feels like I am being pinched on the right ovary.  I can complete the orgasm, but it is annoying.  I went to my gynecologist, had an  internal ultrasound, and she said everything looks fine, but there is some scar tissue around my ovary.  She put me on a higher dosage of birthcontrol--Desozen.  Right now I am on Kariva.  Will the higher dosage make any improvement?  She said there is nothing that can be done.  Surgery will only create more scar tissue.  I did have my appendix out 12/2007 if that means anything.  I would like to know if there is something that could benefit me.  Thank you.  Holly
Discussion is closed
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
  I think that you will be better able to find an answer to your question if you post it on the womens health forum. This is an ovarian cancer forum.
Discussion is closed
I am so glad I saw this post! I will print my experiences with scar tissue and include a super-long post as to how I got rid of the adhesions... I know that Star one time Clarified the difference between scar tissue and adhesions....but, I know the two are connected. See what you think.


Discussion is closed

May I suggest you copy and print this information....

(I copied most of the body of this letter from a recent post from me to another poster, thus all the "sincerely, Mary's :))

My doctor had never heard of this and I had a top doc. They thought there was nothing they could do for me. I would check to make sure you are allowed to do a heavy-duty kind of massage, but I promise this worked wonders for me.

Here is my information on Body Rolling.

This is an aggressive type of massage (that totally saved my life...I could not even walk...things had gotten that bad) and I would check to make sure it is okay for you to do it. I told my doctor about this and he took notes (this was the doctor who told me there was nothing they could do for me. The doctor who did the Colonoscopy recommended I get a Colonoscopy every six months to keep the adhesions from closing my colon, which was happening and was discovered during a colonoscopy. AH, WELL....I would rather lay on a little ball for twenty minutes a few times a year than go in for another test such as that (which, I will add, without Surgical Adhesions is no big deal once you get past the prep :))

Let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely, Mary

Here is my information on Adhesions, which in my case were horrible...for about 2 years I suffered and they started after my radical hysterectomy (started about 3 months after) and were discovered during a colonoscopy, which made that procedure very uncomfortable...otherwise it would not have been too bad.

I put updated info at the bottom just verifying that this really did work (for me at least!)....hoping this helps.

The woman who taught me how to do this is an Exercise Instructor. She said that one reason she wanted to learn this was so that she could teach elderly people how to do it since some of our insides "glue together" as we age and that this releases much of the gluing because of all the blood, thus oxygen, it brings to the area.

In my case, I had a total hysterectomy in 2000 and suffered from surgical adhesions for about a year. The pain from the adhesions started about three months post-op. This technique seems to break up the adhesions and it worked for me.  I figured that if it worked for adhesions that formed naturally in our body, it should work for surgical adhesions. It did!

It is truly amazing. I noticed a HUGE difference immediately. When I sat up after the fist time I did this (about a 15 min. session) I could feel a "FLOOD" or a Rush of blood or something! going to that area. After having pain about 40 times an HOUR for over a year and a half after my surgery, my pain decreased to only about 10 times a DAY for a few seconds at a time. I did this procedure again about a week after the first one and that gave me even more relief. I think it was about four months til I had to do it again. Now I do it about once a year, if that. I have been virtually pain free, ,aside from a dull ache now and then, from adhesions since learning this technique.

The idea is you want to get the blood to the bone, not just the muscle....so it floods the tendons and gets lots of oxygen there to start healing and breaking up the adhesions.

**My instructor told me to think of a steak and how the tendon is sort of splotchy with blood where it is attached to the bone...well, you want to get the blood totally to the bone so as to really break things up. Regular massage is not "deep" enough.

The ball I used measures 16 inches. Again, though, I did not get the ball thru the website Bodylogic (it is a *******) but you can go there and check it out if you want. The website is all about body rolling and about the woman (her name is Yumana and I think she is from Russia) who developed the technique. Anyway, I got just an ordinary ball in a toy section at Target and it looked similar to the one the instructor had used. The ball I have has a picture of Blues Clues on it! Hey, it works. It probably is bigger than the ones they recommend, but, if you think about it, it is squishy to the point where once all my weight is on it, it probably shrinks down to about ten inches. And, I just put my "front" onto the ball for the pelvic pain and not my back.

Here is how I did it...leaning my body wt. into it, literally placing the ball underneath me and "rolling" on it...slowly.

I would lay on the pubic bone and then take about four minutes or so to SLOWLY (while remembering to take deep breaths now and then) work my way out to the right side where the ovary once was on that side. After you get there, go back slowly to the pubic bone...breathe deeply. When you get to the pubic bone again, then go to the other side, following a path, if you will, of where you imagine the falopian tube once was. So, you are rolling in something like a "V" formation. After you get to the left side where the ovary once was, then go back to the pubic bone...and, you are done. But, take about 15 minutes to do the whole procedure.

**********************Udated information....August 2007***********************

At first I did this technique twice in two weeks. Then I had to do it about once every two months or so...then about once a year. When my doctor did the laparscopy on me in June,07 (hoping to find adhesions so we could figure out why I have been having pain, which they now think is from a ruptured disk) he was shocked at how "clean" my insides were. He said he actually consulted another doctor about it. He said that you always see evidence of any type of abdominal surgery no matter how invasive the surgery. And, since I had such a huge surgery back in 2000, he expected to see some type of adhesion debries...but did not see anything. A great testimonial to Body rolling!

I always suggest checking with the doctor. I am not a doctor, just a person miserable from the pain of

It does hurt a little while you are doing it, that is for sure, since you are initially pressing on the pubic bone with all the weight you can manage to put on the ball. And then you roll slowly to where the ovaries once were and yes, it is not the most pleasant feeling, but it is a "good hurt" if you know what I mean.

A friend has talked about using a Squishy (NOT the hard kind) Medicine ball.  
Take care and good luck!

Discussion is closed
This discussion was closed by the MedHelp Community Moderation team. If you have any questions please contact us
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Ovarian Cancer Community Resources