Problems after chiari duraplasty surgery??? 🤕 🤒

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I'm a 31 year old woman apart from chronic back pain and recently having x2 decompression surgeries one with duraplasty I'm fine.

I'm really worried because my GP says it's my operation that has caused this it has to be because everything was fine before it.

My consultant who did the surgery explained theres a gland puratory gland (where all ur female hormones are stored) he went no where near.

My last cycle was 26th March this is my 7 month I've missed periods for. My blood test shown I have NO FEMALE hormones at all left iny body. I've had an ultra sound that's shows nothing. I have an appointment with obs & garnie. Has anyone else who's had these operations had these problems???

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    sorry to hear you are having such a tough time of it.." I had decompression last year in April and since then have had trouble with my whole 'me', from my head, neck, lower back, stomach, hormones memory, moods and speech!

    Regarding your hormones tho, i. Started bleeding randomly, turned out I had severe cervical ectropion, was sent to obs & gynae,  My hormones were freaking-out, had periods all out of sync, very heavy when they did come, which is out of the ordinary for me, then had internal scan, looked like I had a polyp. Had an op with camera to have a look under more general anaesthetic & remove it, but then they couldn't see anything!

    Things have settled down now, been over a year tho. Now they think I have endometriosis- I don't want invasive surgery- my symptoms have settled, apart from horrid abdo pain and flank pain. Lots of hot water bottles and now want to be left alone! 😔

    My story isn't quite like yours, but from the specialists I have spoken to, they said hormones can completely freak out after major surgery, especially on the brain. Stick with preserving and find out what is going on, more patience is needed to get there! But, Be strong 💪 

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      Apparently it is normal to have some symptoms following the decompression surgery. Never heard of anyone having female issues though.

      I had endometriosis for years. I had to stop taking birth control pills after my third baby, Thought I was dying. After having lupron depot shots for 6 months, Dr. said not much else they can do- caused by scar tissue from 3 C-sections. If they go back in to zap the scar tissue, that causes more scar tissue- endless cycle. 

      I had a uternine ablation eventually to laser off all endometrium tissue. No problems since and no periods. Just have hot flashes!! 

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    What gland? Female hormones are in the ovaries.  The operation you had doesn't go near any glands. So it must be something else. 

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      The pituatory gland is in the brain this control all the female hormones. Ur response is what my consultant said my operation is no where near the gland so to me it can't be anything to do with the op. But generally like my GP says my cycle, non igsistant for 7 month, balance, started with incontinence , vicious moods swings, have all started from the op. I was fine having non of them symptoms before it.

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      It is possible that when they operated, they hit a nerve or something. Even though they are supposed to be experts in brains, brains are very confusing!! A lot of stuff up there is hard to see or differentiate from other things (I took anatomy in college and dissected things). The pituitary gland and pineal gland and thalamus are all pretty far away from where they should have been operating! I'm stumped!! If you are near a university which are more open to learning, take your case there and see if they now anything about it. On the flip side, has any doctor checked your ovaries to make sure there isn't something going on there??

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