Painful menstruation after open myomectomy

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I had a myomectomy for 2weeks and 5 days now, and my period started on Sunday. It's 3 days now and am in serious pain. I haven't had a shut eyes since last night cos of the cramps. The pain is worse on my left side, it even goes to my back.

Please has any other person experienced this ? I want to know if it's normal to feel this way after surgery or if i should go and see the GP asap. ?

Thank you.

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    HI Eveuka,

    I had my myomectomy 9 years ago and saw at the time that most women's first period after the op was horrendous. Mine certainly was!  I don't know why this is the case but as I was online searching out what to expect in recovery so I was prepared for it. Periods after that did get better. Hope this helps and good luck with the rest of your post-op recovery!

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      I had open myomectomy 2 weeks ago. Ive been spotting. I thought my period was going to start the first of Aril but I've had little spotting to nothing. So i really don't know. I've also been hearing that the first period is horrible. But hopefully getting rid of this fibriod made my periods very light🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙌🏾. But idk🤷🏾

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    Hi Eveuka,

    Sorry to hear about your pain. I had my op 3 weeks ago and my period came 9 days after the op with hot flush, cramps etc, the good thing about it all is that the doctor that looked after me during my stay at the hospital did  informed me that the first 3 periods after op will be weird and painful.

    I am still having loads of pain on my left side and can’t walk well with the left leg. 

    I hope you get better soonest.

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    Hi Eveuka!

    I had my open myomectomy 3 weeks ago. I spotted for 3 days and my period showed up on the 4th of July. It was very light but the second day which is today not heavy but my cramps are ridiculously painful. My GYN told me to take motrin and so far I'm doing okay.

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    Hi Eveuka!

    I had my myomectomy on July 19, 2018. I received my cycle this past Saturday, August 24th ( 5 weeks post op). It was the most painful cycle that I've ever had. It was worse than the ones before surgery and hurt worse than surgery. It was really weird. It wasn't a lot going on the pad, but I was clotting a lot and each time that I used the bathroom a lot of blood would pour out. I was also hurting on my right side below my incision. I was literally up all night Saturday crying. Sunday I was in extreme pain and contemplated going to the emergency room. Monday the pain settled a little. It went off on Tuesday. I never want to experience that kind of pain ever again.

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    I had this surgery as well last month on the 1th and today was my first time having a period and when I say I’m in pain smh .it feel like I wanna cry that’s how bad it is I took a pill for pain and the pain is taking over the pill .can you let me know what did you do for pain and can you tell me a little about yo surgery 
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    I had my surgery 2 weeks ago.... and my period started today.. it has been the worst pain and CRAMPS I have ever experienced!!!! It like having contractions and sharp pains shooting through my vagina, left side, back and lower stomach !!!! I pray this isnt going to be my new normal, and that its just this way cause I am still healing and its the first one after surgery!

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      I wish there was a manual, support group, or information that is available and given to patients after surgery to know what may be expected. It's like you're on your own and have to research and be an advocate for yourself.

      I have plenty of questions and insight to give.

      I'm 7-weeks post op and my second period was unbearable.

      I had excruciating pain, the pain meds was not working.

      I contemplated going to the emergency room.

      Next day, called my Doctor's office which scheduled an appt. I was advise that the uterus is still healing and the body is adjusting. My Doctor put me on birth control to minimize any future pain and discomfort so I hope it works.

      I was expecting a smooth period after the Abdominal Myomectomy.

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    Hello all,

    Were any of you able to conceive after the surgery? I had an open myomectomy in June 2020 and had several fibroids removed. I was on pills to decrease the bleeding before the surgery and up to 3 months post op. To this day I have not had a period but like many of you I have had cramps and other symptoms that make me feel that one is coming, I get light spotting for a day or 2 but thats it. I am 39 and don't have children as yet which is why I did the surgery. I am on birth control pills but a low dose, have been on it for years. My gyn who was part of the surgical team is not concerned but I very much am. I now have arm numbness and very bad flatulence and my stool has not returned to normal, it is very diarrhea like.. My surgery was botched,, they left a sponge inside so I had to go back to the OR in the same week after they figured out what was wrong.. It will be depressing if I am not able to conceive after all that.

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      My open myomectomy was on Feb 3, 2021, period started a day after surgery which was very light for the most part. My period in March was a little late but was only spotting. i have now missed my period in April. Did you have a period?

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    I had my myomectomy done 4 weeks ago now. My first cycle was during the first week of the operation, which i had no pain and it didnt appear to be heavy. My second one came Sunday and the pain was unbearable for two days, I could barely stand up straight, along with heavy bleeding. I'm hoping that this is temporary and the pain and bleeding gets lighter. My purpose for having surgery was to eliminate the heavy bleeding.

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