Back pain affecting my job!

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Hi I have had a tvt operation nearly 4yrs ago, I have had to have it corrected twice as tape was exposed. Since the first correction I have had lower back pain. I have had various scans, X-rays and mri. With no explanation given. I could cope at first with the pain on ibuprofen and paracetamols but it has got so bad I have now had to be put on tramadol. This affects my job as I work in safety critical environment. Can anyone please tell me if they have suffered the same or have any suggestions on what this could be?

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    Hi I would go to see your gp and ask to be referred to a urogynacolagist as the tape could be eroding.

    I had tape December 2013 woke up with buttock pain still got it had a private scan which shows tape has loop in it right arm in my hip and partial erosion I am now on pregamblin co-drydamol and oramorph. It's horrid I know. Do not be bullied into thinking its in your head it is the tape. You need it out and all out it is finding a consultant that can take it all out. I hope this helps x

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    Thanks Claire I have thought that all the time and had an internal scan but they said they could not find tape! Although they found a cyst on my ovary they put it down to that! I'm going back to see back specialist in February if I get the all clear from them going to have to go private I think? Thanks again.
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      The scan that shows the tape up is a transvaginal and Translibial scan. I travelled over 300 miles for mine to Warwickshire Nuffield hospital Dr Stewart to see the tape and costs approx £350 x. Hope this helps xx
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      Thank you Claire. I will look into it I did have a transvaginal scan at newcastle Nuffield but they said they couldn't find the tape? But going for second opinion. Thanks for your help it's been great. Xx
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      Hi Claire, yes once again back specialist has said its not my back! Which we both knew they would say that. He is now sending my to see a rumotoligist, so now going to contact a private hospital! The Dr you seen, did he/she know about problems with Dvt operations? As the Nuffield in Newcastle didn't seem to know what they were looking for! xx
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      I went and seen a Urogynaecologist on the 5/2 and said I have pulled a muscle in my buttock and he thinks he is having look in bladder to see if it's cut threw and putting steroid and long lasting anasthetic behind my

      Pelvic bone. I am going to

      See natalia price the manor Nuffield Oxford £200 for one hour then transferred over to nhs for removal and I spoke to a lot

      Of women who sware by her. I just refuse to sit back and say it's not

      The tape when it is. And you should not do the same. My first doc who put it in said it was my back 2nd pulled muscle Pain doc nerve gp not a clue what chance have we got let me know how you get on please good luck xxxx

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    Don't know if anyone can give me help on this? I am still having problems with lower back, kidney area pain. After Tvt operation 6 yrs ago, I have had all scans, camera into bladder and no sign of erosion. They are now just going to send me to pain management now although I do believe that the tape is causing me this problem. Does anyone know a specialist who I can go to for a second opinion? I know about the Natalie Price at Nuffield who I think is a specialist in removing tape but would she be able to find out if it is the tape causing this pain? Feel like I'm banging my head against a brick wall!! 

     

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