3 wks post op Vaginal hysterectomy, pain keeps increasing w/ concerns
I had a vaginal/laparoscopic hysterectomy on September 8th this year due to endometriosis.
This was my 3rd laparoscopic surgery in 2 years. I was diagnosed with endo in 2021, diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome in 2022, and have been living with fibromyalgia (along with other health issues) since I was a teen. (I just turned 31 in August and do not have any kids.)
My hemoglobin level was extremely low day prior to my surgery, I received 2 transfusions, 1 during procedure and 1 after.
I have been having consistent pain since I got home and only had spotting for 3 days.
I however have only had 2 bowel movements since the day of my surgery and have extreme nausea, along with not being able to keep food down. Because I haven’t been able to keep food down almost every day, I have now lost 17 pounds in 22 days. I’m 5’4 and normally weigh 125.
My doc is having me see a GI specialist and an endocrinologist to help figure out why my hemoglobin keeps dropping so low and fast.
I started bleeding with extreme cramping and pain this afternoon. I still have the “full and heavy” feeling in my stomach but the pain is sharp, fast and intense.
Has anyone had an experience like this? My doctor seems to be on top of it but I don’t feel like this is normal especially considering my hemoglobin levels are so low (6.9 as of last week).
Thank you if you read everything & reply 🙏