Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Left sided pain only - started 3 months after tubal ligation
Hi.  I was wondering if anyone has experienced problems after a tubal ligation.

I am 36 years old and had tubal ligation/cauterizatiion via laparoscopy about a year and a half ago.  I have never had many problems with cramping or heavy periods, etc., but have had previous ovarian cysts.  Everything went well with the operation, until about 3 months post op.  I started experiencing severe pain on the left side where my ovary is right before and especially the first 1-3 days of my period.    The pain gets so bad that I get nauseated and can feel it down my thigh.

I have since seen my gyno about the problems, but saw the nurse practitioner.  She said it was an over production of prostaglandins in my uterus causing cramping and prescribed meds.  They seemed to help a bit, but it just doesn't make sense to me bc it is right where my ovary is and how could my uterus only cramp on one side?

I finally saw the actual gyn (I have to go for paps 3-4 times a year bc I had cancer in situ of the cervix).  He seemed a bit more concerned about the pain, but examined me and said that my ovaries felt normal.  So, nothing was done.

I was wondering if anyone esle had probllems after their tubal and/or had this type of pain.  My sister is a nurse and worked for a OB/GYN.  She said it sounds like endometriosis since it is associated with my period.  Or could it be scarring/adhesions?  I also feel pain and pressure when I have a bowel movement.  

I am not sure how to procede.  Do I go back to my doc and insist on more testing?  if so, what other tests can he do?

Thanks!
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Oh, I also have spotting between periods and sometimes after sex.  I have had many cat scans in the past years for other isssues related to my back and gasto system and they have never mentioned abnormal reults.  I also recently had a vaginal ultrasound and everything was fine.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
790669 tn?1465192699
Blank
Des_a_rae, and KTowne commented on Des_a_rae's status
7 hrs ago
2066718 tn?1431147169
Blank
TTC2006 commented on photo
15 hrs ago
790669 tn?1465192699
Blank
Des_a_rae Just coasting along here. ... Comment
16 hrs ago
Blank
Menstrual Tracker
Track your cycles
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Reach your weight goals
Start Tracking Now
Top Women's Health Answerers
Avatar f tn
Blank
old_before_my_time
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
136956 tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
4851940 tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Women's Health Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Women's Health Answerers
Avatar f tn
Blank
old_before_my_time
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
136956 tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
4851940 tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom