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    I'm a 38 yr female that just had a total adominal hysterectomy on March 5. Started having terrible pressure when urinating & pelvic pain at 5 wks post op. I called My gyno & he called in something for a UTI with no success...pain is worse now 9 wks post op. Went in to see gyno yesterday and he checked my urine & found nothing. He did a pelvic & said he was afraid it was IC. He is sending me to a Urologist. I've only had 1 Uti in my entire life so now I'm wondering if the hyster could have damaged or caused IC? I'm really scared. Everybody said I'd feel better than ever after the hyster but I'm still waiting. Somebody please help !!! Gina H...Georgia

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    I would love to help. The most I can say is I'm sorry your going thru this.
    Before you freak--get a postive diagnosis. Then you can move on to treatment. Like our grandma's always say "don't borrow trouble".

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    • #3
      THanks Angie...I'm still pretty hormonal from the hyster I guess. My appointment with the urologist is May 22 so I'll know more then.

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      • #4
        It could be IC but I'm not a dr. There are many theories as to what causes IC and one of them is trauma like from an abdominal surgery. I hope that it's not IC but if it is we're all here for you.
        Christine



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        2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
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        • #5
          I'm one who developed IC right after a hysterectomy. I had a combination of adhesions and IC --- it was a pretty horrible time for me. Once I had the adhesions taken care of and I had a hydrodistention things began to look at little brighter.

          Donna
          Stay safe


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          • #6
            Hey Donna! How long after your hyster were you diagnosed with IC?
            thanks Gina

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            • #7
              Gina,
              I am a firm believer that sugeries can cause IC to come alive.. I think that it lays there just waiting for someone to come along and aggrivate it.. My IC started right after I had kidney stone sugery..So I do believe there is a connection.. I know there is some out there who have not had a sugery but has IC so I believe another stress on the body has caused that..I also know that depression and anxiety do not help IC at all..Well good luck finding out please let us know...
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              • #8
                Originally posted by huntsinger View Post
                I'm a 38 yr female that just had a total adominal hysterectomy on March 5. Started having terrible pressure when urinating & pelvic pain at 5 wks post op. I called My gyno & he called in something for a UTI with no success...pain is worse now 9 wks post op. Went in to see gyno yesterday and he checked my urine & found nothing. He did a pelvic & said he was afraid it was IC. He is sending me to a Urologist. I've only had 1 Uti in my entire life so now I'm wondering if the hyster could have damaged or caused IC? I'm really scared. Everybody said I'd feel better than ever after the hyster but I'm still waiting. Somebody please help !!! Gina H...Georgia
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                • #9
                  I had my IC before I had my hysterectomy; however I was in remission. ( I was in remission for 5 years).After I had my surgery though, my remission was history. Never really been in remission since-sure I have good days where I have either no pain or very little - but its manageable. If you have this, sorry, but we're here to help you out.

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