Lower Right Abdominal Pain During Menstruation After Ovarian Cyst Surgery?

Illustration of Lower Right Abdominal Pain During Menstruation After Ovarian Cyst Surgery?
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Excuse me, I have a question. One year ago (January 2017) I had an ovarian cyst that was quite large in size. Then 1/3 of my right ovary was taken. In 2018, when I was menstruating I experienced a dominant abdominal pain in the lower right. Is that the impact of the previous operation. And I’m still a teenager of 16 years, is it bad for the future?rnThanks in advance.

1 Answer:

Hi Agatha,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Ovarian cysts are benign, fluid-filled sac growths in the ovaries. This sac is formed due to the abnormal development of the egg so that it fails to ovulate. This often becomes a barrier to fertility for women and raises complaints of very disturbing pain. Therefore, if the size of the cyst has enlarged, doctors will generally recommend surgery to remove the cyst.

After surgical removal of ovarian cysts, pain on the side of the surgical site is generally normal. This pain can arise triggered by excessive movement, lifting heavy objects, coughing, vomiting, excessive straining, or also due to the use of clothes that are too tight. The most common cause of this pain is the formation of scar tissue in the surgical scar, which is less elastic, making it difficult to stretch when moving. Over time, the intensity and frequency of the appearance of pain will generally decrease by itself.

However, it can also be pain in the lower right abdomen as you experience arising from other causes, including:

Recurrent ovarian cyst

Endometriosis (abnormal growth of endometrial tissue outside the uterus)

Pelvic inflammation (inflammation of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries)
Myalgia (muscle pain)

Peritonitis (inflammation of the lining of the abdominal cavity)
Appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix)
Premenstrual syndrome

Obstructive ileus (intestinal obstruction)
Urinary tract infection
Irritable bowel syndrome
Bladder stones, and so on

Depending on the cause of your current pain, this pain can be mild, but it can also be dangerous. In general, a dangerous condition you need to be aware of if the pain feels very intense, accompanied by fever, vomiting, difficulty passing the wind, urinary disorders, menstrual disorders, and fertility problems. If you experience this condition, you should immediately consult a doctor for further evaluation. If necessary, the doctor will recommend that you undergo supporting tests, such as ultrasound, x-rays, laboratory tests, and so on.

At this time, first try to relieve your pain by using warm compresses and taking anti-pain medications (eg paracetamol). Reduce activities that can cause increased pressure in the abdominal cavity, such as lifting heavy objects, long bending, and also certain types of sports that involve contraction of the abdominal muscles. Wear loose, soft clothing to minimize friction on the surgical scar. And don't forget, eat regularly, drink enough, and rest 6 to 8 hours a day.

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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