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Have abdominal pain. Had laparotomy with endometriosis and ovarion cycts removed. What can cause the pain?

Hi. I am a 33 year old female. I had a laparotomy almost nine years ago with endometriosis and two large ovarian cysts on my ovaries. I have been having more dull aches on the right side of my abdomen with a pulling sensation along with a hard lump right next to my hipbone (it's not a round lump, it is more like a long lump about 2 inches across). If I am lying down, I cannot feel the lump. When I suck my stomach in I can feel it. It also aches at times. I am wondering what this could be. The last time I had the cysts,, I couldn't actually feel them through my skin. I have a yearly appt. with my obgyn at the end of April. I am scared of what this could be.
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi ! You have not mentioned the details of laparotomy, whether the uterus and ovaries were removed or not. The following could be the reasons:
1) It could be a incisional hernia, or a inguinal hernia not related to the incisiion. An uncomplicated hernia usually gets reduced of its own while lying down, and and can come out again on increased intrabdominal pressure due to any reason. It can be differentiated only on clinical examination of the patient by the treating doctor.
2) If your ovaries were not removed, then your doctor may advise you for a repeat ultrasound/CT scan to know the nature of the swelling.\
I would suggest you to go to your gynaecologist and get yourself assessed soon.
I wish you a early recovery.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to Health care magic forum.
Thanks for calling H.C.M.Forum.
You are female, 33 years of age, had lopratomy done 9 years back, for endomatriosis and ovarian cysts.
At present you have dull aches on right side of abdomen with pulling sensation next to the hip bone, it is long and about 2 inches .
It appears to be the internal sutures, with probable adhesions to the surrounding structures, or a late surgical herniation.
Any how you are going to the gynic, you can confermation. if it is a suture and pain is bearable you need not worry about it . For confirmation you may need to have M.R.I.besides other routine tests.
Wishing for a quick and complete recovery.
Best regards.
Answered: Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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