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September 13th, 2012, 07:38 PM
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It took 3 months, but I am FINALLY to the point where I feel absolutely no pain. I really hope that none of you ever have to go through anything like what I have been through. I don't know if anyone cares, but I feel so relieved I just want to tell someone what has been going on.

I went in for my 4 week checkup, and I was still sore from the delivery. I didn't think much of it because I had a 2nd degree tear and I knew that it would take a little while to heal up. The doctor did not examine me, just perscribed birth control and sent me on my way. For the next couple of weeks, I kept noticing that my pain was not getting any better. I called the nurse and asked about it and she brushed it off saying that it was all normal, and that it would get better.

Then came the two month mark and I was STILL hurting and still being blown off. So I got out a mirror (sorry, TMI) and looked down there. I found a red bump right there in plain sight. It was about the size of a pencil eraser, and it hurt like no other if you touched it even the slightest bit. So I call my doctor and they made me an appointment for the next day. I go in and a nurse looks at me and tell me that it is granulation tissue. Basically, my stitches didn't heal correctly. So they numbed me, and cauterized the spot and told me to come back in a week. She also mentioned that this type of tissue makes it very difficult to DTD. (And I can confirm that is very true). I noticed that the next day it started feeling a little bit better so I was pretty hopeful. I go back for the next appointment and they tell me that there is no sign of the scar tissue and I am free to go, and to call if I need anything else. (keep in mind, I never once saw my doctor, just a nurse)

A couple weeks go by, and I start noticing the pain again, so I call the doctor back. The nurse just sat there and blew me off saying it was nothing. So I decided to call another doctor to get a second opinion. This doctor is the one who delivered me, and my sister, and he took care of my mom while she was pregnant so we trusted him. (he doesn't deliver babies anymore or he would have been my first choice of doctor). He came in and examined me, and he went up much farther than the nurse at the other place did. He immediately found the problem. I had a much larger piece of granulation tissue up there. this one was about a half inch long and about a quarter inch wide. May not sound like much but it hurt like no other! He cauterized it and told me that he would probably have to do this 2 or 3 times to get rid of it because it was so large. So I was told to come back in 2 weeks.

Today was the latest appointment. And let me tell you, I did not even go through this much pain when I was in labor. This was completely awful for me. I have a pretty high pain tolerance, but this had me in tears. He went back in and said that the cauterizing did not do anything for it, so he was going to have to cut the tissue out. I'm not going to go into details on the process, but he had to push the scar tissue up where he could see it, and cut it off. Of course that hurt horribly. It took about three cuts to get it all out, and I actually got to see how big this thing really was. (it was no wonder I was in such pain). Then after he did that, he had to cauterize it. I don't know about you, but once you cut something out of me and leave a raw spot, the last thing you want is for someone to burn it!! But he did, and if thats not bad enough, he kept going in there with the speculum to make sure it was not bleeding. So he was taking this raw, burned patch of skin and rubbing his finger on it to see if it was bleeding (it wasn't). But it made me have a hard time not screaming. He kept asking me if it hurt (um YEAH!) Stupid question in my opinion. But thank goodness he was finally through. He said that this should definitely take care of it. Then told me that this is pretty rare. He has seen it before in hysterectomy patients, but never before in a woman who has just given birth. I go back in 2 more weeks to make sure all is good, and it is not growing back. I am praying that it isn't and this is finally over with.
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September 13th, 2012, 08:04 PM
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Ouch!!! Glad you finally were able to get it taken care of. Hope you heal quickly!
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September 14th, 2012, 07:59 AM
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Ooouch! Glad you found a doc that would listen and see you! Hopefully that is all you have to deal with and you heal quickly.
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September 14th, 2012, 10:31 AM
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omgosh, how terrible for you! sounds like the ordeal i had with a breast abcess during my pg. I spent more time at the dr during this pg then my last two combined. I really hope this is it for you and the problem has been resolved. lots of luck to you!

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September 14th, 2012, 12:50 PM
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I so hope this fixes you once and for all!!!

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September 15th, 2012, 08:02 PM
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I hurt from just reading this! My god I hope that you don't experiehce that again!

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September 18th, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Ouch!! I hope that is the end of it all!!
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September 19th, 2012, 07:40 AM
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Goodness that sounds horrible! I'm hoping he got it all taken care of

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