Avatar universal

scar tissue

i have had a hiatal repaired about 10years ago now i am having more problems again.i had the old repair where they cut you down the stomach.  i also had my hysterectomy done.  i am in a lot of pain where i had my hiatal hernia repaired i get a lot of pain and it puffs up into a ball and it is very painful.  and where i had my hysterectomy i get a lot of pain along the whole scare. i know i have a lot of scar tissue. i have had all kinds of test and special doctors and don't know what to do. what kind of a doctor removes scar tissues
3 Responses
599170 tn?1300973893
Hi I understand exactly what your asking, I feel bad for you because its kind of like what comes first the chicken or the egg....to remove scar tissue you will create more scar tissue...I had a surgeon explain it to me like this ,,they go in try to clean up as much scar tissue as posible and their goal is that you or any patient would be 75% less scar tissue.

A general surgeon could do this , as could your gyno or even a cosmetic  surgeon which may be a good one to atlest interview..they deal with scars the most usually external but they know how to leave the least scaring possible
Avatar universal
Have your Dr. check to see if they found any adenmyosis when they did your hysterectomy?  These are small glands that embed themselves in your muscle wall and excrete some type of hormone which causes alot of pain.  They tend to be more common in women that have had multiple abdominal surgeries.  The found it when they did my hysterectomy and now I am arguing with the Dr.s to figure out a way to find out if they left some behind but it has been an uphill battle.  I reccomend you do some research on adenmyosis and have the Dr review your pathology report from your hysterectomy.  

Best of Luck
599170 tn?1300973893
Hi ty for your comments to poster , she had her surgery in Oct and I have not heard from her since a pm written a week or so after her post , she seemed to be doing better.

andenomyosis is not actually glands. its a form of endometriosis characterized by the invasive, usually benign growth of tissue into smooth muscle such as the uterus. It can grow on most anything in the pelvis, just like endometrial tissue can do. Usually /drs have a bit easier time removing andenomyosis tissue than endo..

its hard, scar tissue, endo, andeno, addhesions, they all are very difficult to remove evry bit ( I got lucky) my andenomyosis was contained, and the drs got enough of the endo tissue that I dont have problems,

Please be assured that in the USA it is the law Drs must review all pathology reports, they do so for tow reasons 1. its their job and its in the patients best interest, 2. If they do not they are opening theirselfs wide up for possible mailpractice suites and they dont want that. Malpractice insurance is very very expensive....

also the patologists are obligated to report anything out of norm range to Dr stat....Im deffinatley not saying its a perfect system. Mistakes are made every day. I just dont want ladies who are already frightened to think Drs are lax on something as important as possible cancer reports.

You are very right that all women should read as much as possible about medical conditions, knowledge is power.

Im assuming the reason your arguing w Drs is because your still in pain? Your very right that the more surgeries done the more possible scar tissue problems, the only way to know if andeomyosis tissue is left would be a diagnostic laproscopic surgery. If you had a partial hysterectomy and still have ovaries , you may wish to ask for a CA125 blood test.

Im not a big fan of transvag ultrasounds as far as being a good test , they really kinda sometimes pick things up very correctly and they also sometimes miss the very obvious...once they could not even find my ovary which was covered in endo tissue , had a large cyst and was attached to my bowels,,,,had to find that out via lap surgery.

Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Hysterectomy Community

Top Women's Health Answerers
4769306 tn?1568490209
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
From skin changes to weight loss to unusual bleeding, here are 15 cancer warning signs that women tend to ignore.
Here’s what you need to know about the transition into menopause – and life after the change takes place.
It’s more than just the “baby blues.“ Learn to recognize the signs of postpartum depression – and how to treat it.
Forget the fountain of youth – try flossing instead! Here are 11 surprising ways to live longer.
From STD tests to mammograms, find out which screening tests you need - and when to get them.
Find out if PRP therapy right for you.