is there something wrong with me?

Vicky - posted on 10/25/2012 ( 58 moms have responded )

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i had my tubes tied 4 years ago after i had my daughter. ever since then i havent felt normal. my periods are not on schedule anymore and they have gotten worse. my last period ended 4 days ago. it was the most worrisome period ever. i started getting nauseous a couple days before it and am still nauseous 4 days after. there was also a whole lot of blood clots with this one. it also hurt to put tampons in and that has never happened before. the saddest thing is that it has been hurting to have sex with my husband now for a while. not hurting so bad that im doubled over in pain but bad enough to worry. where i can imagine my ovaries are have been hurting since i had my first child at 18 and i am 29 now and still continue to have that ovary pain on might right side every now and then. i can feel pain in my right ovary more when i am walking, almost like it is moving around in me. but anyways back on my original topic, it has been 4 days since my period has ended and i am still cramping and there is pressure on my pelvic and lower back and hips. i have also been peeing alot more than normal, but nothing wrong when i pee. i took pregnancy test even though i just got off my period and it was negative. please, if anyone has any insight on my problem i would greatly appreciate it. thanks for listening.

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Mary - posted on 10/25/2012

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I think you need to go get that checked out ASAP. My cousin was recently told she had an ovarian cyst and they scheduled surgery. She had to go in early due to the awful pains and it had swollen to several times it's normal size and she had to have the whole ovary removed. There are so many possiblities to what it could be, it's best to have a doctor check it out so you can get a good diagnosis. Best wishes for you to get better soon!!

Vicky - posted on 11/02/2012

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i am scheduling an appointment soon with the gyno in a couple of weeks. i have to give my referral some time to go through. i also filled out a free care application, also waiting for it to go through. they seem really nice and hopefully they will be able to find out whats wrong. i will keep updating.

Lauren - posted on 10/25/2012

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I've had my tubes tied for over seven years. My periods have been very funky since. Sometimes they come like clock work, every 30 days for six months. Other times I go up to 45 days between periods on a freak month. Some months my breasts swell, I'm nauseous, I have cramps that feel like someone is pulling my uterus out of my body with dull instruments. I almost always have horrid clots. Some months I have no issues. This month my breasts did not even get sore, I was caught off guard with no normal warning signs it was coming. I did get pregnant two years ago. It was a tubal pregnancy so they removed it & my tubes. The doctor said I had a lot of scar tissue from my c-sections so he scraped that off. It helped lessen the clotting & cramps for a few months before it went right back to normal. I would caution two things, an ectopic pregnancy may not produce enough hcg to set off a home pregnancy test so always check with your doctor if you think you might be pregnant & pressure from a fetus on the tube can be painful. The other thing is that any pain, heavy bleeding, cramping & nausea can be signs of other serious issues like problems with other organs or a tumor on an ovary or uterus, so if it continues or symptoms get worse, check with your doctor so they can run tests. Good luck!

Shaina - posted on 10/25/2012

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I thought my tubal caused ovary pains, on the left side. It turned out to be endomitriosis, but ive never had pain during sex...even though I do become doubled over in pain from the endo. (Never mixing the two of course ;) it could be a combination of things like endo/infection. Deffinately see your doc. Hope you feel better!

Laura - posted on 10/25/2012

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I suggest you go see a doctor with all these symptoms. Ask for an ultrasound of your ovaries and female parts. When was the last time you had a pap smear?

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Rebecca - posted on 11/05/2012

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I'm sorry to hear this. You definitely need to see a dr for this. I have known some women who have endometriosis with these types of symptoms. I know for lower income/no insurance people, there are clinics that go by income. You can also check with the family services department in your area for places like these.

Kathy - posted on 11/01/2012

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i've never replied to these post before, but feel the need to on this one. yes, get checked as soon as possible. i agree with the other's, it may be a cyst on your overies that needs to be removed. i had my tubes tied after having twins. not to scare you, but also make them check for endometriosis. i had that & its very painful. sounds some of like your saying. i had a hysterectomy at 27 because of it. most doctors will work with you on payments, but please do get checked. hope you feel better.

Shell - posted on 11/01/2012

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I had my tubes tied 5 yrs ago, I don't have a child & just because my Doctor wanted to try IVF wanted me to have my tubes tied coz I already had an ectopic pregnancy. I feel for you, I'm actually going through the same issue, I didn't have my period for 3 months & then when it started it kind of continued for 2 months with spotting in between. I do have pain after intercourse, I couldn't get appointment with my Doctor so I went to the emergency they didn't say much because I'm already PCOS. I do pee alot more than normal. I want to have an IVF done because I want to have atleast one child. If I see my doctor before you & have any results I will let you know till then I'll pray for you, Good luck. I request you all to pray for me as well plz.

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Vicky - posted on 10/30/2012

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i am heading to the dr. in about an hour. hopefully i can translate my symptoms well enough, and hope they do a thorough examination. i will keep everyone posted on results.

Layla - posted on 10/30/2012

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I have had my tubes tied for almost 3 years now.. All your symptoms sound just like mine.. I went 3 months with out my period and the 4 month started. I called the advice nurse she said everything sounded normal and that stress can cause me to skip periods. I really wish I never got my tubes tied. Because I hate having not knowing when I'm going to start my period and I can't wear tampons it hurts to much & during sex with my husband I bleed after an I NEVER did before I got my tubes tied.. I'm thinking about saving money to get mine untied because I've read tons of stories on here of other women feeling 1000 times better the second the get them untied. Good luck and keep us posted with what the dr says. Would like to see what they tell you. Could help a lot of us out it seems like

Vicky - posted on 10/29/2012

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i need to correct my last post. i meant to say the only time i dont feel the cramping is when i am asleep. sorry for that.

Vicky - posted on 10/29/2012

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i am going to lsu hospital in the morning, they have free services for people who are low income and can prove it. so that is what i will do. so far i am still nauseous, i still have persistant cramping. they arent that bad but it is nagging and the only time i do feel the cramps is when i am sleeping. i still feel flutters in my lower abdomen. i still go to the bathroom quite frequently, but there is nothing wrong with my bowels or urine(by that, i mean it doesnt hurt). my stomach still tightens up every now and then. the only time i remember feeling anything tighten like that was when i was pregnant and the baby would put herself in a position that would tighten my stamach .

Michelle - posted on 10/29/2012

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Some hospitals will reduce your bill if you're willing to prove income and hardship. Call and ask! You definitely need a dr!

Sandra - posted on 10/28/2012

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Go see your Dr.- No need to panic just to ease your mind AND your pain.Our family have a history of P.C.O.syndrome and that includes severe cramps etc so play safe and get it checked out

Pamela - posted on 10/27/2012

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Consider a reversal. I am not certain about tubal ligation, but my husband had a vasectomy and they are reversible up to 7 years after the surgery. Check with your doctor! Maybe God's tryin' to tell you something! :-) Perhaps you are meant to have more than one child in this incarnation.



Consult with your Ob-Gyn doctor and see what is recommended. The highest and best to you!

Misty - posted on 10/27/2012

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I'm not sure. But I have had some of those symptoms after having my son. And I didn't get my tubes tied. If I miss a pill and take two the next day I feel really sick. Maybe it's a hormone thing?

Angela - posted on 10/27/2012

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I have NOT had a tubal ligation and I have some of the symptoms you're describing. I think cycles get worse with age, but being you're only 29...that's a tad early for premenopausal symptoms. I'm 40 and have noticed my cycles drastically changing. More cramping, lots of clots, soaking a super plus in less than 5 hrs. Tampons fall out of me (and i had c sections). You definitely should see a doctor to rule out the really serious scary stuff. Look into what ovarian cysts feel like, that mat be the source of some of your pain. Good luck, I hope you find the cause and find relief!

Rohini - posted on 10/26/2012

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Hi,even I got my ligation done 4yrs back wn my second son was born,but I dint suffer any prblms,I'm fine but as I've polystic ovaries my periods r never regular,and that baby kicks u feel is Gas which is made in ur stomach and nthng else,don't worry and u musSt go to a gynae for ur check up.

Angela - posted on 10/26/2012

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What about planned parenthood. I know they have a sliding scale. I don't know if they deal with all women's health issues tho... Good luck.

Rikki - posted on 10/26/2012

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I don't know if the group is referring to traditional surgical tubal ligation or the new procedures, but I had Essure (permanent sterilization) a few months after our second daughter was born and experience some of the same symptoms. The abnormal periods (abnormal for me anyway)- sometimes 2 days, sometimes 8 or 9. HORRIBLE backaches and headaches a few days prior all the way throughout. Nausea and dizziness, those phantom "little kicks", etc... Not that I can really contribute anything, just saying that it doesn't sound like the basic symptoms are limited to a traditional tubal.



Not sure where you live (specifically) but there is usually more than one income based clinic in a service area. They might not be listed as a clinic but maybe under family planning centers or under a city indigent care program. Some cities are still able to extend medical and prescription benefits through Patient Assistance Programs (PAP and/or 340B). If not listed in your local phone book govt pages, you might want try to call your local health department to see if there is a program in your area. Just keep in mind that if qualified you will be limited to a closed prescriber and pharmacy network. Many people who possibly should be qualified for Medicaid but are denied coverage can usually get help through one of the city and/or county programs. Good luck and hope this helps!!!! :-)

Laura - posted on 10/26/2012

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Hi, when it comes to health and the well being of any person in your family, even you. There should be no limit to how much money needs to be spent. A simple check up, blood test and maybe an ultrasound will solve most answers. You need to do this for your peace of mind too. Good Luck

Angelena - posted on 10/26/2012

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Please search PTLS and PATSS. This is a very real condition but not widely known and in many cases, not recognized. If you are on Facebook, there are some support groups where you can get invaluable information.

Kim - posted on 10/26/2012

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I had heard of women complaining after having tubes tied of more painful periods and longer, more bleeding etc so my husband and I decided he should get a V instead. I still had all those symptoms after having my last child. Things change after you have a child or children and you can never tell how things will be. I was sore having sex for the longest time too. Things started to get better after a few years. I would get checked out though to be on the safe side. You could have cysts or fibroids or it could just be how things are with you. And I sometimes used to get very very sick when AF came. I would throw up and almost pass out and get really shaky, thankfully that hasn't happened in a very very long time.

Audra - posted on 10/26/2012

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Sorry you're going through that, I haven't had my tubes tied, so can't speak to that specifically, but can speak to tenderness in the ovaries when I ovulate and nausea around the time of my period, which started after I had 2 babies. I'm almost 40 and go to an OB/GYN regularly, who said this is not unusual as women age and hormones in the body change. BUT, my symptoms are not as extreme as what you're describing, I would definitely go see a doctor. If money is an issue, another option is a clinic like Planned Parenthood that specializes in women's care... unfortunately some have negative associations with PP because of the abortion controversy, but they offer general healthcare to women and pricing is on a sliding scale to make it affordable. Good luck!

Dawn - posted on 10/26/2012

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After I got my tubes tied my periods r horrible somedays it hurts to walk. I did go back to my obgyn and she said sometimes after u get that done some women their periods get worse. Now I have a prolapsed uterus(sp).. I feel for you it hasn't gotten any better and it was done almost 5 years ago.my periods I bleed so much more cramps r worse I feel horrible even the week before

Bridgette - posted on 10/26/2012

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MOST HOSPITALS HAVE A CHARITY CARE PLAN. YOUR HUSBAND IS AN INCONSIDERATE INSENSITIVE JERK. IS HE MORE WORRIED ABOUT MONEY OR YOU!!!

A TUBAL PREGNANCY OR AN OVARIAN CYST CAN BE A LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY!!!! I ALMOST BLED TO DEATH WHEN ONE RUPTURED 20 YEARS AGO. MY EX HUSBAND WAS THE SAME WAY.

Kathy - posted on 10/26/2012

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Contact an OB-GYN. They can get you financial aid through your local hospital. It's done as out patient surgery! Good luck to you!!

Sherry - posted on 10/26/2012

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I would also like to know about this as I had my tubes tied in Sept. 2011 and this month I had a tinge of blood when I wipe but not enough to where I have to use anything and I have had tiny blood clots like the size of a BB (for bb guns). Thank you

Kathy - posted on 10/26/2012

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I had really heavy periods after my tubal, so I went to my GYN and was told I needed an Endometrial Ablation. They go in and scrape your uterus to remove all the built up yuck!! I felt so much better after that I tell everyone to ask their doctor about it!

Joanne - posted on 10/26/2012

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I had my tubes tied 6 years ago when I had my daughter. I had a C-section so they did it all at once. Since then my periods have been weird. I used to have no pain and moderate bleeeding for a couple of days. Now I have sever pains o bad I want to cut myuterous out and I have to take painkillers for the pain. I have some clots come out and very heavy bleeding for 3 days and I spot for a week afterwards. I felt those little kicks you were talking about and sometimes I bleed after sex, but that could the size factor (he's big and tall I'm short and small). I saw my doctor and he sent me for an ultrasound and blood test and he did a pregnacy test and a pap smear. Everything was normal and he said the bleeding wasn't normal, but could find nothig worng with me. Luckily it turned out to be nothing, but it made me feel so much better.

Like everyone said go see a doctor just to make sure there is nothing wrong. The stress of not knowing and worrying is probably not making you feel good right now on top of everything else. Good Luck.

Vicky - posted on 10/26/2012

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thank you for telling me your story. i am glad to here you are fine now. god must have been looking out for you. what were your first tell tell signs something was wrong in the first place if you dont mind me asking?

Marta - posted on 10/26/2012

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About 3 years ago out of the blue in the middle of shopping at Target I started feeling nauseous and light headed. I thought maybe food poisoning. Anyway after a week of throwing up when I ate anything and stomach pain periodically I went to the DRs He said it was probably just a stomach flu hanging on and to give it a few days. After another week of working half days and going home to collapse-back to the DRs- this time I saw another Dr in the practice, he prescribed something for nausea, it didn't work. Eventually I ended up pretty much in bed full time-I managed to keep down periodic sips of water and maybe 1 or 2 crackers a day.As you can guess eventually I became very weak. At some point the DR sent me to the lab for blood work, but I never heard anymore about it. Finally after another month of steadily getting more sick and more weak I made one more appointment. I was getting a shower to get ready to go to the appointment went I realized I was too weak to walk, I made it back to bed and called the DR to tell him I didn't think I had enough strength to get to his office & he (panic- a bit) told me to go straight to the hospital-by ambulance if I had to. He had just looked at my blood test & the levels made him think I probably had cancer. After a few hour of testing and laying around waiting for results both DRs came into my room & told me they though I had ovarian cancer. they brought in an OB-GYN who agreed with them. they gave me a blood transfusion because I was dangerously anemic and shipped me off to nearby hospital with a great cancer center. Fortunately I had a great DR there who reassured me before the surgery & told me she didn't think I had cancer. Anyway when they opened me up they found a massive infection in my ovaries which had also involved by colon and stomach. At first she thought they would have to remove my colon as well which would have meant a colostomy bag for the rest of my life. Thankfully the gastroenterologist she consulted didn't want to do that without talking to me (I hugged him the next time I saw him) so they cleaned the area, took out my ovaries and put me on massive antibiotics (which also made me nauseous) but they also gave me medicine to help with the nausea. They left my uterus because the infection was so bad they didn't dare mess around the area any more than they had to. Throughout the ordeal I lost about 40 lbs, became so weak I needed physical therapy just get back enough strength to go back to work, or even to the grocery store. No, 3 years later, I am fine. So what I am saying is go to the DR! I survived, barely & it wasn't cancer, but it could have been, and even though it wasn't I still could have died. I know the insurance thing is a factor, but there are programs that will help. All hospitals are required to provide a certain amount of free medical care and you have an urgent need for care. Don't let it go! Marta

Vicky - posted on 10/26/2012

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thanks marilyn. i have a question. did you ever have a dilating feeling or a contracting feeling down in that area/ sorry, i dont know how else to describe the feeling.

Marilyn - posted on 10/26/2012

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I experienced the same problems after I had my tubes tied. I was constantly taking pregnancy test because of the symptoms I was having. It turned out that I had cysts on my ovaries and also developed endometriosis. After a few years of dealing with the problems I had to have a hysterectomy. Please have yourself checked out before the problem gets worse. The pelvic and lower back pain was excruciating. I wish you the best and I pray things get better for you soon. Marilyn

Vicky - posted on 10/26/2012

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in response to all comments, i had the take charge card of louisiana for 4 years after my last pregnancy. i called to renew it last week and i told them that i had a tubal ligation and she said that they had not known that when i first applied and that i should not have even had it then either. needless to say i was upset. both of my children are on medicaid though. my cycles were never that bad before, i mean i still heavy flow but up until last cycle i never used more tampons than i did with this one, i think i used 10-12 super tampons in the course of 10 hours plus pantiliners, but i still bled through those. and i have only been on the depo shot for a little while when i was 19 and i am 29 now, i havent been on birth control in years. maybe something is just now going wrong with my tubal.

Dawna - posted on 10/26/2012

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Vicky did you have horrible cycles before getting your tubes tied? And what birth control if any have you used before?

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Hey, Vicky!

I had my tubes tied 18 years ago, 2 hours after having my daughter. The symptoms are similar with me. Clotting, cramping during my cycle (in a 4 month cycle of severity), swollen & sore breasts, pain during and after sex, ovarian pain, nausea, and generally feeling like I'm falling out of myself during my cycle and after sex. My paps and ultrasounds are always normal, and the doc can find no reason for all of this. I have noticed over the years that my cervix is becoming more and more tilted towards my front, and I wonder if that may be a cause of my pain. When I left the hospital, less than 12 hours after giving birth and having my tubes tied, I went back to my rural mountain-top home. My husband would light a fire before he'd leave for work, but it would go out before the baby and I woke up. I actually had to chop my own kindling to restart it! I felt something rip inside me during that, and told my hubby, but he wouldn't take me in to town... Needless to say, I divorced him years ago. I've brought it up to doctors since then, but none have ever found anything wrong. Please get in to see a doctor as fast as you can. And please keep us posted.

Kindra - posted on 10/26/2012

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I've had my tubes tied for 9 years and my right ovaries hurt before or after my period.i went to the doctor and they said i had an 4 cintermeter cist on my ovary and i take these pills called neproxen 500 mg they work but when you get imune to them youll have to up the mg,ok.i know what your going through and its not fun so put a hot rag on it and youll be fine.

Lauren - posted on 10/26/2012

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You can have spotting or light menstrual cycle & be pregnant through the whole thing. It's always possible. I don't think it's very likely though, more that there is another issue that needs tending to. Why can't you be on Medicaid just cause of a tubal? I'm on Medicaid because I applied for my kids & found out I was low enough income that I qualified for me & them & I've had a tubal. That's not a normal reason for disqualification. If you absolutely don't qualify, AFTER you try applying, then you have two options. One is a clinic that will do a fee based on your income & often accepts payment plans as low as like $10/month, the other is go to the emergency room. Many large hospitals have low income funds set aside in a special account. After they send you the bill, you can request an application for access to that fund. The hospital here calls it some grant program for low income. You send in the application, required paperwork & if you qualify, they take the funds from the grant account & pay your bill for you or at least a portion of it. Best wishes!

Kathleen - posted on 10/26/2012

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Some Hospitals will also help you with the bills. Call and find out. Your health is something you need to take care of. I will pray for you that all will be fine.

Vicky - posted on 10/26/2012

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also, since i just had my period a week ago could i possibly still be pregnant. is it too early to tell? i believe i last had sex about a month ago or somewhere around in there.

Vicky - posted on 10/26/2012

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wow, my own family wont even give me this much supportive feedback. this is actually comforting to know that ya'll get were i am coming from. and yes i do think i should go get it checked. i also just found out that i cant qualify for medicaid because i had a tubal ligation, how jacked up is that. and my husband says"lets wait till next year when i can get you on my insurance". i am thinking to my self, "sure let my symptoms get worse till i possibly cant stand it no more and then maybe you will let me go then" he is actually trying to be there for me but he doesn't seem to understand that there may be an underlying problem that may need to be fixed. all he is thinking about is how broke we may be if i go know, which is typical for him of course. and last night i told my sister about my nausea and all she said was may be i have stomach bug. but then again my family is not really too big on going to see a doctor for issues that may need to seriously be tended too. i guess i will just have to suck it up and try to go to the outpatient clinic when the doctor that deals with this type of stuff gets back from vacation. i think it might only be 20 dollars to be seen since i am low income. i hope this can be straightened out. i will also try to keep everyone posted on what i find out. thanks again for all of ya'll's concerns.

Shari - posted on 10/25/2012

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Oh my, your post has me thinking. I just had a tubal two months ago and I too, have been having that nauseous feeling, worse around and during my period. It is very strange! Although I am not having pain like you. I agree with all the other replies...don't wait...see a doctor and have some testing. Because if it is serious you need to catch it right away. I know that if my symptom of nausea persists...I'm headed to my doc too! Good Luck!!

Shaina - posted on 10/25/2012

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Omg...lower right abdomend and nausea...it could be appendicitis (cant spell to save my life but you know what i mean). See if its your appendix!

Kristi - posted on 10/25/2012

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Go to the doctor. If you cant afford it try getting on your states version of Medicaid.

Teresa - posted on 10/25/2012

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I have had many of the same issues. I had my tubes tied 2 years ago. The problems began after I quit nursing & my periods returned. I have had so many tests done. No answers. My symptoms are finally beginning to go away. I was told it could be increased hormone levels. Sometimes it takes longer to get back to normal. I feel for you. It has been along 2 years for me. If you can find a way, see a doctor. There's a lot of serious issues that cause these symptoms. You wanna rule those out.

Elizabethe - posted on 10/25/2012

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Run don't walk to the doctor, it is extremely important for a woman to have herself checked as soon as possible to prevent further problems such as infertility should you decide to reverse the procedure also check for cancer, and other problems that woman get more easily than men. Definitely find a doctor you are comfortable enough to talk to. Good luck.

Vicky - posted on 10/25/2012

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we have an outpatient clinic i can go to down here, but i dont trust them to do there job or even care.

Vicky - posted on 10/25/2012

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this is going to sound really bad but 4 or 5 years ago. i think it was when i found out was pregnant with my daughter.

Vicky - posted on 10/25/2012

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thank yall for all of your comments. i will try to go see someone as so as i can. right now i am not hurting as much though. it is just a dulling pain that is constant right now. the only thing more frustrating right now is that i have no appetite and i am still nauseous whether i eat or not. that is the weird thing, why am i nauseous. has anyone ever heard of being nauseous and weak from anything going wrong on the insides like that. i do feel hot flashy but i would think i would be too young for that right now.

Suzette - posted on 10/25/2012

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I was having some of the same problems after I had my tubes tied. It had been said that after you have that done your periods do get worse, however I did find out that i had fibroid cysts on my ovaries i tried the DNC where they put you to sleep and basically scrap your ovaries. That did not work for very long. I then had anothe procedure done an eblasion done it was supposed to stop my period completely. Needless to say that did not work either. I ended up having a hysterectomy about 2 1/2 years ago.

Elizabeth - posted on 10/25/2012

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Look in your local area for a women and children's health clinic. The cost is dependent on income and is not very expensive. You need to go have that checked ASAP regardless of where you choose. Just go see someone.

Mary - posted on 10/25/2012

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I hope they can get you in quickly so you can find out what's going on. Good luck! :)

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