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da Vinci Surgery Side Effects May Include Burns, Tears and Other Devastating Injuries

Austin Kirk

Since our law firm began reviewing potential da Vinci surgery lawsuits, our lawyers have spoken with a number of individuals throughout the United States who have experienced severe and devastating injuries that may have been avoided if they had not undergone robotic surgery using the device.

Based on our investigation, it appears that the manufacturer, Intuitive Surgical, Inc., aggressively marketed this device while attempting to minimize the serious risk of complications and side effects from da Vinci surgery. However, evidence is being to emerge about the surprisingly large number of people who have experienced serious issues after undergoing a da Vinci robotic surgery.

Da Vinci surgery side effects may include damage to the bowel, badder, blood vessels, arteries, ureters, vaginal cuff and other organs or surrounding tissue due to a risk of:

  • Burns and Tears
  • Dehincenses (which involves openings or ruptures of organs, allowing fluids or contents to leak out)
  • Hematomas (which involves a collection of blood outside the blood vessels)
  • Sepsis or Infections
  • Fistulas (which involves an abnormal connection or passageway between two organs or vessels that do not normally connect)

Many of the effects experienced by individuals following robotic surgery appear to be related to the use of monopolar energy to cut, burn and cauterize tissue. In addition, the da Vinci robot may have inadequate insulation for the arms, which may become worn or torn in places, allowing the electrical current from the da Vinci robot to “arc” and cause damage outside the operative field.

In addition to problems with the design and marketing of the device, Intuitive Surgical also failed to adequately train surgeons or proctor them on the proper use of their complex robot.

Many hospitals allow physicians to perform da Vinci surgery on live patients after only receiving limited training, yet emerging research suggests that the risk of side effects from da Vinci surgery may be substantially higher with less experienced surgeons, and some procedures require hundreds of cases before a surgeon becomes proficient with the technique.

DA VINCI SURGERY LAWYERS

The da Vinci surgery lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential cases for individuals and families throughout the United States. To request a free consultation to determine if financial compensation may be available as a result of serious da Vinci side effects experienced following surgery, request a case evaluation.

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  1. I had a Hystorectomy using the Da Vinci 11 months ago. The first week after surgery I began having pain in my right abdomin that led me to the ER, were they ran numerious test and found nothing? It will be 12 months since my surgery and im still in pain!! Going threw tests after test and have no answers as of yet? Im very frustrated and tired of being in pain! Feels like it could be nerve issues in bladder, overy area? anyone else have the same issue after surgery??

  2. I had a cystocele,rectocele,vaginal vault prolapse, as well as pelvic organ prolapse which required surgery. My GYN suggested using the Da Vinci abdominal procedure(sacrocolpopexy) as he explained to me it was much safer than the earlier transvaginal procedure. I was in pain to the point i had to go out of work on FMLA because I could no longer perform my required duties. Since the surgery, I have been in pain both in the pelvic region as well as having constant vaginal muscle spasms. My Dr. waited 9 weeks out after the surgery to inform me that the sacrum attachment which held everything in place was too tight resulting in my pain. Then he informs me another operation is necessary to go in and loosen the tension. Two surgeries later I am still in pain, fearful of losing my job, and am being forced to return to work to keep from losing my job. I have bills to pay.
    I am now at week 11 with little improvement. Tired of being in pain all the time as well. Can you make any suggestions?
    Gina, I truly sympathize with you .

  3. I had a total hysterectomy using the da Vinci 9 months ago. After one month I started having pain on my abdomen. My doctor said go to a GI maybe it’s the gall bladder, kidney stones or stomach issues. GI gave anti-seizure meds to calm the nerve endings. No change in fact pain is worse now all around trunk area and down my right side. I went back to my primary dr got blood work everything normal. My oncologist ordered CT scan everything normal all organs. After that continued taking ,hydroco and,, gabatin for pain. This pain has changed me completely I am not as active and depressed because I dont know what’s wrong. I am going to a neurologist soon maybe I’ll get an answer. Hope you feel better.

  4. Thank you Karen and Rosie for telling me your stories. I am having exactly the same pain issues and getting the run around from doctor to doctor telling me that they dont see anything in the test? Thinking kidney stones, bowel issues ect ect.. I had an MRI last weel and have an appt today for the results? Im so frustrated and tired of the pain as well! I will keep you ladies informed if I have any luck with a diagnosis which may help you ladies to figure out whats going on so we can get our lives back!!

  5. I had Prostatectomy by di Vinci they perforated my colon and lacerated diferent part of my intestine, also they injured my eyes.

  6. I had a total Hystorectomy using the Da Vinci method 13 months ago, since then I have had non stop pain in my right hip radiating down my leg going into spasims, terrible pain. I am still paying off the bills and was told to just do theropy, right now I can’t afford the co-pays and loss of work. I now con’t sleep at night and have a pronounced limp, I am 47 years old and had always been active. Has any one else had this happen to them?

  7. Well, here it is December & still out of work due to pain. I have been shifted from Dr. to Dr. and they all say they cannot find the cause. Went through a complete MRI and still nothing. The original surgeon finally gave up in frustration not being able to find the cause & sent me to Duke Hospital for an evaluation. They cannot find anything either! I am so frustrated and my husband is so upset because all he can do is watch me cry(daily) I too have developed a slight limp from this. I would rather have lived with the prolapse than this! Do not think I will ever get better. My job is hanging by a thread. Was unable to return to work in June as was originally stated. Am running out of options. Anyone have any suggestions?

  8. I had surgery for a hesteremony on April 3,2012, a month after my left leg had just swollen up like a elephant on May 13,2012 and I went to da ER,and they tells me I had a utl..what that had to do with my leg swollen and feet and pain in my groin,then for next3months I kept going to the doctor who gave me the surgery to see why my leg and groin keep hurting and swelling and she just kept inorging it until on August 7.2012 that same leg gotten a blood clot which the clinic still trying to maintain 2day and that same doctor is altering my medical papers and writting office notes of lies bcuz I am not getting off her case for the truth..believe me tos doctors know whats going on with us,but they will lie to us to the end even if it kills us that the devinci robot did no harm..ladies stay on that hospital in what you believe.GOD WILL REVEAL EVERYTHING JUST PRAY AND HAVE FAITH,PLEASE DONT GIVE UP,WE ARE HEALED FROM THE CROWN OF OUR HEAD TO THE SOLE OF OUR FEET,AMEN IN JESUS NAME .THERE WILL BE A WONDERFUL LAWYER THAT GOING TO HELP EACH AND EVERYONE OF US. P.S.LADIES GET YOUR X.RAYS,MRI,AND LET THEM SHOW YOU THERE”s nothing wrong,WE JUST DONT HAVE THIS PAIN AFTER THE DEVINCI ROBOT BCUZ THEY THINK THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING..BELIEVE DA OLD WAY OF HAVING A HYSTERETOMY THOSE WOMAN HAD no medical problems AND STILL Dont HAVE ANY MEDICAL PROBLEMS 2day.

  9. had a full hysterectomy via da vinci. When I woke up form surgery, I had this very sharp, intense deep pain when I coughed, sneezed, got out of bed, and bent over toofar so I thought it was b/c of surgery and would go away. It’s about 2 inches over from the upper most incision. It has been almost 3 mos and I feel it when I impact, like jumping jacks, jumps off a step, run faster on an elliptical and when I lay on my side. I asked my surgeon and he siad he didn’t do anything there that would cause the pain. I had an ultrasound on my gb,liver,pan,an kidney which came back normal and my physician says to use a heating pad. Now I am going to have to continue being the squeaky wheel to figure out what the heck the pain is caused from!

  10. WOW OK i HAD A SURGERY 9-10-2010 for a simply hysterectomy. I was in surgery for 9 hours when i woke up I had bowl coming up through my vaginal area. My husband could not reconize my face he said it looked as if someone punched me over and over. my doctor told me i would have to have another surgery because he did not know what went wrong. I was sent home and did not have a bowl movement for 28 day’s with bowl running through my whole system. I was readmitted and 12 day’s later a tube ripped through my colon. we took pictures and then the nightmare of over 33 trips to Northwestern Hospital to have corrective surgery. 2 years later I have still problems with my colon. I now have to have more tests since i’m bleeding in my uterus area. and bowl keeps backing up. No lawyers and i’ve had many will even touch my case since i did not die. they just can’t risk getting me into court because as they say it’s not enough money it was only a tube. they don’t know if the tube was off the machine or an enema tube. Please someone help media attention is needed for our stories to get out there. My faith in the system is being tested but as Cassie say’s lets keep praying that someone will care enough to fight the beast of this system.

  11. First, let me say I feel for all of you as I too had kidney surgery in Aug.2012 via da vinci. The pain I felt deep in my hip and the intense burning I felt was disregarded by my doctor as being just symptoms of “after surgery.” Here it is 5 months later, the burning is so intense, I finally researched it, sounds very much like RSD syndrome caused by nerve and vessel damage. Caused by da vinci? Fatigue and depression are now knocking loudly at my door. Never had any of this before procedure was done. Worst part, it is getting worse! Down to working only 2 days a week, and that is difficult! We must band together & take action, some how, some way! It is wrong we suffer like this!

  12. I had a date with Da Vinci in August 2012. Surgery did last a bit longer because of other complications (ie, lost needle and a “massive hernia”). I had a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy with a left Salpingo-oophorectomy. I returned to work a bit too early (two weeks later) and just felt extremely exhausted. At that time, other issues like a fissure, broken blood clot and flatulence became a thorn in my side but soon subsided. I continue to have an uncomfortable dull feeling in my right lower abnominal/pelvic area but just enough to be a nuisance. I have had numerous CT scans (I can probably light up a small stadium) and of course, niente. It seems way too often, the physician’s focus is depression or anxiety. “Is anxiety or depression the cause of your hypersensitivity”, I have been asked. Many have heard it way too many times. Let me mention the fact that my pain in my stomach prior to my surgery sent me to the ER many times but only for the physician to say, “we will get you something for the pain but it will be a non narcotic.” The last time I looked in the mirror I was an intelligent, hard working wife and mother but how fast I was labeled a drug seeker. That trip to the ER in ~June 2012 because of intense abdominal pain with a twist. I am not talking about a twist of lime in my Kamakazee but a distracting twist as if my insides were a shammy. A CT scan was performed and the physician explained that I had a kidney stone that shouldn’t be causing me any pain because of where it is sitting. It could come down tomorrow or in ten years he said. That’s when the words of wisdom dribbled out of his mouth like a newborns saliva during teething and said, “how is your anxiety”? I wanted to believe his decade of dominant knowledge could’ve uttered something a little more sophisticated. No, I was wrong. I was referred to my GYN because of a previous diagnosis of endometriosis and sent off to play. I hope you are following me here. This trip to the ER was in June and my visit to GYN was in July with a surgery scheduled for TAH on August 2nd. If you recall in the beginning, my surgery took a bit longer because of other issues….yes it was a “massive hernia” that took my GYN “an hour to pull my intestines out”, he exclaimed. I guess the teething ER doctor needs a bib after all. I requested the radiology report from the ER and sure enough, the hernia was mentioned by the radiologist but never relayed to me. Result- An unnecessary TAH. A simple hernia repair by an appropriate surgeon could have be the solution to my agony. Now I am only left with a dull, yet constant reminder of the hysterectomy I never needed. I’m sure the legal system would argue the fact I have two healthy children so having more children is besides the point.

  13. had a full hysterectomy via da vinc 8 months ago, Before my surgery I was very normal with bowel movements and so forth, I was like a clock every single morning I was very regular. Right after my surgery I started having problems, I started taking fiber and didn’t help all it did was get me bloated, then I started taking stool softeners and it helped a little then I had to go for more stronger meds like laxatives and that seemed to help for a while, but I suffer from abdominal pain , very much gas, and now I have started taking 3 to 4 laxatives a night or else I won’t have a bowel movement. I have been to doctors and they all say the same thing take fiber, laxatives etc. But this is getting worse, I feel horrible and the pain is getting worse.

  14. I had a complete hysterectomy with the Davinci ten months ago and my bleeding didnt stop for almost four months along with lots of pain in my abdomin. I still continue to have lots of pain and now my left thigh in numb, burning, and i feel like pins stabbing me. i’ve had x-rays but nothing shows up my doc has tried different nerve meds but I have had no relief. the back pain and abdomin pain are to much to handle. I never get a good nights rest.

  15. my surgery was 3 years ago,..for awhile complained of feeling raw,..at times sharp pains on the left side of my abdomen near the lower pelvic area,..I went to my doctor and explained my symptoms to him,..again stating it feels raw,..thinking maybe I had a UTI,..or Bladder Infection,..he did a so called test and said it was clear,..at times it feels like something has been left inside of me like a plastic utensil and at times i feel nauseated,..headaches have been more apparant,..and pain relivers don’t help,..i have to take laxatives because fecal matters and it’s weight seem to aggravate my symptoms and cause me to experience extreme heartburn with belching,..at times the bottom of my abdomen feels strange like it’s positioned where it should not be,..at times i think i should have an ultrasound done just to make sure nothing has been left inside of me at one point vaginal discharge was brown with alot of odor hasn’t been as bad but it’s still happening,..Dr’s make me feel stupid and unimportant,..i have been in the process of finding a concerning doctor who really cares.

  16. This is scary to see all the comments made so far. I underwent Davinci robotic surgery in April 2012 to remove a large fibroid tumor/mass removed from the left side of my uterus (a procedure referred to by my OB/GYN as a myomectomy). I am now approaching 11 mos. post-op and not only is my pain worse but at times I have to drag one leg, because of the numbness and pain on that side. If the procedure was faulty or something was not done correctly, I expect some answers as to what went wrong with me.

  17. I had a total hysterectomy in May of 2012. I was back to work, I’m a teacher, about 2.5 weeks later. I am a runner and have never had any problems. The summer of 2012 I began having major stomach issues after running, then during running. I would cramp up so badly, I had to make sure there was a bathroom in my route. It is terrible. During my last race, of 10 miles, at about the 8 mile AND after taking Imodium, I was cramping up so badly I had to stop running. After I finished, I was in the bathroom for hours after. I would scream out in pain. There’s a fair amount of blood; as my stool is maroon. I know, gross. Now that it’s winter and I’m not running outside, I”m totally constipated. It’s awful. Prior to my surgery, I was like clockwork, every morning. Also, I’ve had liver problems. I constantly have a pain in the lower, right side of my abdomen and back. I’ve had a couple of different procedures, including an endoscopy and colonoscopy. Nothing comes up. When I cough or sneeze, or clear my throat, I feel like something pops in my lower abdomen. There are times when I feel like I’m having period type of pain. It’s very upsetting because I am a super active person, I’ve three kids, including 3 year old twin boys and a 9 year old. I’m 39 a school teacher and track coach. Ugh, I just want my energy back and to be pain free.

  18. Everyone on here please hear me out.. them doctor’s are lying about our x rays, our health.. we need to get together and let our voice be heard. We should keep writing the cancer society association.. over and over and other important agency’s of medical resources. THE DEVINCI ROBOT DID THIS TO ALL OF US.. LET NOT LET THEM GET AWAY WITH IT.
    GOD DO NOT SLEEP OR SLUMBER.. TRUST GOD NOT MAN. IN JESUS NAME

  19. i had a partial hysterectomy in march of 2012. it has been one year and i have had terrible pain in my left side ever since. had a cat scan and found nothing, had a exam by my obgyn and found nothing. had a test done on my bladder and guess what…. nothing. i was sent to a gi and they did a colonoscopy and the results were normal. gi told me it was ibs, which i have no other symptoms of and have not ever had any. i think they cant find anything so they blammed it on ibs, which it isnt. i am tired of hurting so badly it brings me to tears daily and not having answers.

  20. I had a hysterectomy via Devinci in July of 2012. A few days later I was having trouble breathing and was in extreme pain. I went back to the ER. They just said the pain was because I was healing but they kept me for 4 days because of my trouble breathing. The doctor said I should follow up with my cardiologist because the breathing may have something to do with my heart. I do have trouble with my heart beating too fast sometimes but before the surgery I never had a hard time getting a deep breath. I even went to a lung specialist who did testing and cant find anything. Anyway on tuesday, I am going for a CT Scan because I have this nagging pain in my right abdomen. I am scared what they may find. It feels like a lump. I am glad I found this site because I had the hysterectomy 8 months ago and Ive read the comments and alot of people are having the same symptoms as me. Im tired, achy, in pain and depressed because I have no energy to do things with my 11 year old and 6 year old twins.

  21. Michelle says:

    I had a Da Vinci hysterectomy in November 2011. Eight weeks after having my son, and I have cramps all the time. Also having bladder problems. I can not sneeze, cough or laugh without peeing on myself. I went to my dr and they suggested I do exercises. I do exercise my muscles and it is not working. I got so frustrated and have not gone back. My sex life is difficult because it hurts so much. I don’t know what to do.

  22. Mary Jo says:

    I had total hysterectomy by the Davinci robotic surgery on 5/24/2011. I have had deep abdominal pain, stomach and bowel trouble since. I lay at night with an ice bag on abdomen area just to get to sleep. I have been for upper and lower GI procedures and an ultra sound to check for kidney, gall bladder or anything, all negative. The pain is mostly unbearable. It will be two years post surgery this May.

  23. In feb 2011 I had partial hysterectomy with the Di Vinci robot and have had pain ever since numerous doc visits er visits they found nothing then went to doc that finally just did exploratory laperospy surgery and I had a hernia that busted threw my bowel and twisted bowels. Had 3 more surgeries because still in pain and now traveling 5 hours away to see if they can figure out my pain. I have pain in left side of stomach that is constant standing walking too long will make it worse so does stress then I have pain on right side that comes and goes for no reason and is horrific but they never find anything. I also aug 4th of last year almost died of a gi bleed. I actually coded had hypothermia convulsions and who knows what else had 4 blood transfusions and week in icu. I have 6 kids can’t do crap for them we don’t go anywhere cause walking makes it worse. I just cried forever and still do that last summer I never once took the kids to swim, their summer break is about 5 weeks from now and this momma wants her life back with no pain so I can enjoy my babies. I feel for everyone of u. I know what it is like to have that er look at u like u r druggie just there for narcotics ummm no someone find what the crap is wrong and give me my life back

  24. I had a hysterectomy 3 weeks ago. I first was urinating often. So the doctor prescribed medication for a urinary tract infection. The medicines Cipro made me break out with a rash due to allergical reaction. I have gotten pain in my right back, left lower abdominal side and terrible pain in the lower right abdominal area. I had been getting chills and sweats but no fever, feeling nauseous. I was sent for a CT scan. I started bleeding right after the CT Scan. I learned that I had a hemotoma with the possible of an abscess forming. I insisted that my doctor see me that day. Because a friend of mine that was a former Internal Medicine doctor for women looked at my CT disk and told me this could cause a major infection throughout my body. My doctor admitted me into the hospital for an Abcess. I stayed in the hospital 2 night and 3 days. They gave me 3 different types of antibiotics via IV and now I am home and taking 2 different kinds of antibiotics. I am still have left and right lower abdomnial pain. I go back to the doctor next week

  25. My husband had Da Vinci surgery April 4th. His colon was telescoping. We didn’t know until he went in they were definitely using it….it was suppose to be a possible assisted surgery. He now has a hematoma in the ccoxy and pelvic area 10c by 7c…solid mass that can’t be drained or surgically removed because of risk of infection. Horrible abdominal pains…flatulence…burping and nothing is helping. Also now has worse bowel problems than he had before. Said he wished he’d never had the surgery. He’s also been hospitalized twice since the surgery for the pain. Someone has to help all of this because the hospitals/doctors aren’t going to. It’s like a huge cover-up…2 cat scans says nothing wrong except the clot and that will take 4 months to dissolve…..I say BULL! Anyone else that has gone through this?

  26. i had a partcial hysteractory done 1/09-4/09,had fluids leaking out of me,leaving blisters all over my vagina area,legs,any place the fluids would drop on my skin.i was treated for everything,even went to a disease clinic(had myself tested for HIV).the doctor bills i had,we wont even talk about them,yet i was still paying this obgyn and hospital bill.a vulva disease doctor said i had contacted a sexual disease(i just listened to her,if she only knew i hadnt been with anyone for years,i was willing to take any medication she could give me though).she did it worked for a brief periodof time.here it is 2013,still leaking,been accused of sexual diseases again,lol what a joke,their meds dont work anymore,and i have developed a huge mass over my mons area.its gross.has every scan out there done on me even pet scan,they see it,a mass full of fluids,trauma sugeron refuses to operate due to infection,and in 03 had had a tummy tuck and muscle reatttached to adoman wall(2nd son was 9lb baby and tore muscle).in 2011,got diagnosed with invasive melanoma,so im one of those individuals that will keep paying the rest of my life not only doctor bills,but personally too.had the hysteractomy done to one large fibroid that would come on whenever it wanted,make me look like i was 7-8months pregnat and unable to urinate.

  27. I had a partial hysterectomy with the Da Vinci robot in September 2012 . I feel for all u ladies I know what your going threw cuz Ian going threw it still and it is almost end of April . Iam in constant pain on my left side and right where it radiates down my legs . Can’t hardly walk , work and can’t do nothing with my kids .when I had my surgery it ended up being 11 hrs long cuz they stitched my bladder . They had to cut my 10 yr c section incesion and repair . Told me I had 2 major surgeries in 1day cuz the robot stitched my bladder . , and my lungs collapsed and had to wear a cathear home for two wks after the surgery . I keep telling them about my pain and they keep telling me every women is different . Plus ladies I have to ask when I pee I have so much pressure I have to stop it’s so uncomfortable . Been at the hospital so many times and still the same nothing. But the first time after my surgery with severe pain in right they found out my stool was so backed up it was heading out the other way . I can’t wait till we all have Justice and be healed right I pray every nite things will get better . Good luck ladies !!

  28. Those of you with ongoing pain, did you have mesh put in? If so, it may be the mesh that is hurting you so much! Google mesh injuries. You have to get that stuff removed and have your repairs done using your own tissue. Please..look into this. The mesh can erode through your organs and make you very sick. Dr. Raz in LA is one of the few docs in the country who can completely remove the mesh and repair you using your own tissues. I’m sure there are other docs too. Please get this looked at!

  29. I had a DaVinci complete hysterectomy in 2012. I went to a very experienced surgeon. I had some abdominal discomfort for about 3 days and urine leakage for about 10 days and minimal spotty discharge. I have to state that the pain was LESS than the wretched periods I had endured. After that, perfection. I do not regret anything about the surgery except I wish I’d been able to do if 15 years earlier. I am sorry to hear so many people have had problems. I do wonder if their surgeons had as much experience and mine did. After surviving breast cancer, I am glad not to have ovaries, a uterus, or a cervix.

  30. I had a Da Vinci hysterectomy in Nov. of 2010. I am still having pain and discomfort. Every time I walk or stand long periods of time, my stomach gets bloated and hard as a rock. The most discomfort is right under my rib cage on both sides.The only relief I get is when I lay on my side for about a hour. I have put on forty or fifty pounds since my surgery all because I can no longer stand the pain of a lot of movement. I wish I had never had it. If you have a choice please don’t do it. I was told less recovery time and I am still in pain. Not worth it!

  31. I had a Da Vinci hysterectomy in August 2011. I had nothing but problems following my surgery. Test after test doctor after doctor they found nothing. Fianaly I met the most wonderful doctors in the world who told me I was suffering from mesh erosion. They also found the mesh was pulled too tight. We are now working toward removing all mesh. Thank you to Doctor at UCLA. You are an Angle of Hope to so many women!

  32. I had an MRI done n thy found a large tumor on rite side,then was referred to gyn to have looked at n set up surgery,was told a good candidate for robot surgery was all bout how good it was,was scheduled to have surgery on 4/17/13,but was in s much pain want to er on 4/10/13 to have,was told had to wait for robot o be available,so was in there till 4/12/13 then had surgery,when I woke up I was in so much pain,I asked nurse if I had a catheter in was told yes, I said take it out not in rite,felt like my insides had been burnt,was discharged4/13/13 ,got home started to have pain in lower rite back side,called dr office n was told to take a laxative,didn\’t help so call dr n was told to go to lab then meet at office,to much pain on4/16/13 went to er,had ct done found out that had thermal heat damage to urter,severed it,kidney was not draining,had to have stent put in,n then found an abscess in lower rite abd,got bacteria in blood,was discharged on4/27/13 with a power pic line in left arm for home I.V antib that I had to learn how to give my self,this is not rite,I feel for all of you n hope we can get to bottom of these uninformed surgerys

  33. I also am having shooting pain under the rib cage right next to the upper scar. I had my sugary in August 2010. I have gone to the Emergency room twice because of the pain. Battery of scans and blood work. They say there is nothing wrong with me. “Phantom Pain”.
    I hope we can figure this out and stop this from happening to other people.

  34. Shannon says:

    I had a complete hysterectomy via Da Vinci Robot back in November 2012. Ever since the surgery the pain in my lower right abdomen has never went away. I just underwent another major surgery in April of 2013 to have my appendix and gallbladder removed (this surgery was not via ROBOT!!!!). I do believe that having my hysterectomy via Da Vinci is what caused my appendicitis and gallbladder to stop functioning.

  35. Deborah says:

    I thought I was going crazy. I googled to see if other women were having similar pains to the ones that I’ve been experiencing after a partial hysterectomy using Robotic surgery and came across this page.I had Davinci for myomectomy/partial hysterectomy in 2009 and 2010 to remove pounds of fibroids. The excruciating pain I still suffer since these two surgeries are unexplainable. I mentioned it to my OBGYN surgeon and he said it could be exposed scar and I would have to have another surgery to check it. I freaked out. I had already had two of the same surgeries so I mentioned it to my Primary Physician and he sent me for an MRI. Nothing was found on the MRI so I have resolved myself to suffering this pain for the rest of my life. I can’t exercise anymore, I get tired when I lift anything, the pain is on my right abdomen and spreads to my side and back. Will I have to live with this pain forever or is there treatment for this pain which started after I had the DaVinci surgeries.

  36. I under went a hysterectomy 2 years ago…..it was done at one of the hospitals in northwest Oregon……. unfortunately where I went…..seems like all the hospitals are related some how……and no one believes something went wrong……I made the unfortunate decision to do the surgery with out doing any research……and no one was there when I woke up. But I remember a student Dr. Came in told me they had accidentally burned my bowl…..but that I should be okay. Still today this day I experience extreme nausea, all of the incision marks swell up like mosquito bites and get extremely warm……I have even had the marks appear and within an hour little red bumps (like hives) appear and follow my veins up…….I have pictures of it. The Dr took everything but the cervix……I didn’t get recommended hormones, I asked for them…..I was also told by nurses(not with the hospital) that they mangled my stomach……for a “less invasive surgery” But I can’t find a Dr that will tell me anything that might be related. So therefore I have been unable to get a diagnosis for any type of help……I was just curious if any one else had one done anywhere up in the Oregon area……I am in serious need of getting some kind of help to make this right =-(

  37. i had a full hysterectomy it will b a year in aug a month after i had to b rushed to hospital almost bled to death. i fill like i have a baby under ribs both hips legs hurt pain cant walk at times. i still have pain it makes me cry. headaches so depressed over $ 80.000 n bills only thing good about it no more periods. id regret it so bad chest hurts

  38. I had Da Vinci partial hysterectomy in 2012. I have recently been going to the doctor to see why I keep having horrible stomach pains. I have had CT, ultra sounds, blood work done and to no avail, the doctors keep stating everything in normal. I know this is not normal! I have to make sure there is a bathroom close. My doctor stated perhaps it is something I am eating. I informed my doctor that the pain is getting worse by the day. This is ridiculous. If I new I would be in this much pain after the surgery, I would never have had it.

  39. I had a robotic hysterectomy in 2010 and 12 hours after procedure my kidneys shut down and I became extremely ill. After several tests and procedures a week later my surgeon finally took me back into surgery to find the issue. It was discovered that my small intestine had been perforated and I was septic. I spent 8 days on life support and 14 days in ICU clinging to life. My surgeon told me several times she wasn’t sure I was going to make it. I had 6 inches of my small intestine removed. In addition. I have had several other surgeries due to hernia and bowel obstructions. My life has changed incredibly since the surgery. I was on medical leave for 1 year. I tell everyone not to go with robotic surgery. If I had known I had options I would have made a different decisions, but my surgeon presented only this option to me.

  40. One individual remarked about the possibility that any surgically implanted mesh to address problems with prolapse could very likely be the reason for many if not most of the symptoms mentioned. That does not mean there are not also probable issues with the robotic devices as well. These issues are very complex and it is critical that you all remember a couple of key things. The first is that you should assume that the manufacturers/defendants pay people to scan these websites to read your comments when preparing their defense. Secondly, you probably should not trust any medical professional who was at all involved with any diagnosis or surgery related to this problem. Most of you should probably seek the advice of a competent attorney. Lawfirms work with physicians they can trust to conduct medical exams that will result in the truths you are dealing with. The AMA will not help you. They represent physicians. Be very careful who you trust and do not talk to much to anyone who is not with your legal team. This business can get very ugly and very psychologically painful. The defendents will do anything to discredit you. Organizations worth $300 Billion dollars do not want the bad press you may cause them and the better your attorneys are the better your chances of justice. Unfortunately it is not just about right and wrong. It is about the best representation and the strength of the merits of the case. Think with your head and not with your heart. Try to keep emotion out of it because it weakens you. It is time to be strong, be your own advocate and instead of whining (sorry about this, I am in pain too) research. You must be a warrior, not the wailing wounded.

  41. I just had a hysterectomy with the davinci robot because of a massive fibroid. My surgery was June 12th. I had to stay in the hospital for 5 days because I was bleeding internally and had to get blood transfusions. Then after being home a week and a half I started bleeding externally. We are still in the process of trying to get that to stop and if it doesn’t it will be back to surgery. I’m kinda wondering if I should get a second opinion or if this sorta thing happens all the time.

  42. Im so glad I found this pageI! I had my devinci surgery for a hyserectomy done sept 2012.I started having pain in my right calf two weeks after my doc said its probley from my lower back to have my reg md check it.Ok well the pain has now traveled,my low back hurts my right hip and side of my leg hurts and burns my right side of my stomach hurts now the pain is going into my groin area on the right side and im starting to have pian in my left side! I havent been able to have a bm without taking somthing and im leaking urin and my stomach swells up so bad i look pregnant! I have had a mri on my back nothing wrong no sprise there!Im so tired of being in pain!Seems like the doctors dont beleive me that all this started after the surgery.Please help !!!

  43. I had a da vinchi partial hysterectomy last October. I have not been right since….within two months I had to be taken to the er after I layed at home in bed with my five year old for two days. They told me I had diverticulitis….WOW…In my intestine and bladder….I never had issues with bathroom before or diverticulitis. Funny I have a pocket in my bladder too…which I was told after da vinchi that my uterus and bladder were connected by scar tissue. I have had major spells of Overheating…Not hot flashes….pain in my abdomen all the time…the past fiew weeks pain in my legs. I have heart palipations, cannot laugh or sneeze without peeing. My hands and arms tingle a lot and fall asleep. I have to urinate often. weight gain, kidney pain, etc. I am fighting depression now because I cannot be active like I always have been and I feel horrible!!!!!!. …We are all damaged by this and they are pursuing a case against the manufacturer of the robot.

  44. 2 1/2 years later….total hysterectomy with da vinci robotic. I still have excrutiating left hip pain that radiates down my leg, in groin. I have tried excercise, chiopractor, theropeutic massage, pain meds, and nothing helps. I walk with a limp most of the time…..and never sleep. I was active and happy before, now after 2 yrs. getting kinda grumpy and always tired. SOMEBODY MUST DO SOMETHING about this. I don’t believe in frivolous lawsuits but after this amount of time I am ready to sue someone.. This is interfering with my daily life and relationships!!! This pain is miserable!

  45. I had a supracervical Da Vinci hysterectomy in October 2010 which means they only removed my uterus. I have been doing wonderfully all this time and then 2 weeks ago I started spotting and feeling crampy in my lower abdomen area. Now I’m having a lot of the symptoms that have been described above. Things just feel wrong. Bladder and bowel issues that I’ve never had before. It doesn’t sound like a CT Scan or MRI can see the causes of any of these problems from what has been written. Has anyone gotten any resolution or solutions to their issues and if so how?

  46. I had my hysterectomy done by Da Vinci in April 2010. I had sharp pains shooting from my rectum up to my stomach area. This happened when I needed to have a bowel movement. Which is very painful. It stopped so I thought it was normal. It has been 3 years and I still have occasional issues with this. Did not know there where complications until I googled it. Thank you ladies for sharing and I pray you get healed and our voices get heard.

  47. hi, i have been reading everything al the repleys.i have been going thru the same thing.i had a hestorectomy back in dec.2006.becuz of endometerios,so the doctor cliamed i had but biopies showed no evidince.dr took every thing but the overies. after surgeryi went into massive pian.dr did nothing.after 3 weeks they took my pian pills away witch was really mest up cuz of the horrific pian i was in and i wasnt even done healing yet it had only been 3 weeks instead they put my overies to sleep.when they did that i started getting pian everywhere,down my legs,in my feet ,back,head my adominal area hurt so bad i didnt think i was going to live thru it.also started having pian spots all over.my primary started running mirs and blood test and other tests.most of them came out normal .some came out as herniade disks witch he sent me to get injections and pysical theripy injection did not help.pt did this thing called traction witch did help .it now come and gos.for the leg pian.my pia in other areas he sent me to ever specalist except a neroligist and chronic pian dr. i was diagnos with fibromalja depression and debilitating axitty,chronic migrians.they put me on antidepressants and flexeral and told me to deal with it.in 2008 i went into horrific pian in pelvic area i felt like my bone were stabbing me and felt like i had bladder infection test showed no infection.i went back to my obygn thinking mabe there was something wrong with the clip or somthing.she siad my overies was casing the pian i ageed to have them taken out cuz i couldnt stand the pian anymore.they went dec 18 2008 and took my overyies out.after surgery she did even come and see me.when i went to the follow up app. she siad it was a mess in side she did what she could do and i would never get rid of the endrometriosis, it was everywhare.and to deal with it.at that time i didnt know i could get my records.i found out from anurse that i could a few months ago.i started gathering all record and reading them cuz to figure out why im in so much pian.by reading them i found out alot of stuff that the drs didnt tell me.such as 2006 there were cysts only few. byopsi show noevidince of endrometeiosis.few adheshion on bladder so i probley did even need a hestorectomy,it was probly somthing else casing my pian.2008 surgery showed that there were falicles cysts, nodules and fibriods ,and adhesions everywhere also my colon was atatched to my pelvic wall, and my intestines were bond together.biopsy siad no evidence of endrmetrosis.drs still cliam i have it tho.i dont understand.today im still going thru horrific pian.they now say it fibromalja and chronic pian and cuz they wont put me on pian med .they only give me antidepessant witch im hypersinstive to and dont help.im left in missory and mentily mest up cuz my mind and body cant handle any more dr just aggnore me now. my suggestion is make sure u all get your records and read them carefully. and pik drs out carefully.it has been 7 8 years now and i have only gotten worse. and god bless u all i will pray for u all .i know what your going thru

  48. I had a partial hysterectomy about 4yrs ago. I was my drs 12th patient he had performed it on. Ever since the surgery I’ve been in constant pain. The worse is not being able to have a bowl movement. It’s like my insides don’t work anymore. My kids are little and I can’t do things with then like I’d like because I’m always fatigued due to carrying so much added weight due to not going to the bathroom. I’ve always been full of energy but now I just want to rest. I can’t sleep but yet I’m always tired. Hope I can find a dr. Who can fix the problem.

  49. I had a complete radical prostatectomy in October 2011 at DHMC under the care of an excelleten Urologisst and surgeon, Dr. John Seigne. He used the DaVinci system to remove my prostate gland. I highly recomment the system. No side effects whatsoever.

  50. OMG!!! this is so scary, I had a partial hysterectomy June 16,2012 and still having pain in my left lower abdominal, mainly when I urinate, went to family Dr. he did a urine test, which showed blood in my urine, was adviced to see my obgyn that did my surgery she also found a small amount of blood,she then put me on an antibiotic which didn’t help, also ordered a ultra sound, it showed there were cyst on my ovaries, mind you she ordered a 2nd one and all of a sudden comes back there’s nothing!!!!! I don’t get it… I wish all of you ladies the best…..

  51. I had a hysterectomy with the famous De Vinci robot! Oh how I regret this with all my heart. My surgery was march 5,2013 and I had 5 holes! I went to my Obgyn many times with vaginal bleeding and right sided pain and was told every time that I had to give my body time to heal from these surgery. On August 30 I went into the emergency room with severe right sided pain and had to have surgery later that day because I had a abscess on my right ovary and a fistula running from my right ovary to my vagina! I am in so much pain and every test they do and all the blood work comes out fine. I’m not fine at all. I’m in constant pain, peeing drains the life out of me and I’m becoming extremely depressed because I’m not the same person because these pain I live in.

  52. I had a Davinci Robotic Myomectomy in Dec. 2012. I now have the worse pains in the world in my abdominal area. The doctor tried to say it’s because I have fibromyalgia but how strange is it that I never suffered severe pain and illness a week prior to my cycle and my cycle has become very STRONG and PAINFUL since my surgery. My body feels like it is on fire (like internal combustion is happening) and none of this until after I had my surgery. I had an infection for a long time after surgery and the Dr. (of course covering themselves again) stated it was only external but only after doing blood work after treating the infection. I could not use the restroom at the hospital and could barely walk. The nurse had to go in and empty my bladder for me because I sat on the toilet fighting to urinate for over 20 minutes and the nurse said the doctor said it was the anesthesia so everything was fine and not to empty my bladder. The nurse said she could not medically wait any longer and emptied my bladder which was full to the max. Later it took me 45 minutes to urinate and they rushed me out of the hospital even though I was not doing well. They did not wait until I had a stool or anything. After I finally had a stool 4 weeks later I thought I would die. I was sweating and again felt like my body was on fire from the inside out. I was told there is no way to find out if there were any complications from the surgery but this is going to cost me my job. I have to be off a week prior to my surgery or I go in and can barely function. And then I am out the first day or two of my cycle. My boss said that I really needed to get checked because she has never seen me like this during a cycle until after my surgery. HELP… Anyone know if there is a way to find out if the Dr. messed my insides up during this surgery. I know my OBGYN stated there is no way….Only exploratory surgery. ANYONE KNOW HOW I CAN FIND OUT WHAT IS WRONG IN THERE AFTER HAVING THIS PROCEDURE???

  53. I had a total hysterectomy july 2012, still have very bad abdominal pain, and no answers. was in the hospital for three weeks because a got e-coli in my right lung from this robot.The surgen said nothing to me, she didn’t even see me as I was fighting for my life. It’s now Oct. and still have trouble going to the bathroom,trouble sleeping,and the pain is keeping me from work.and the worst is they are still usesing it on people.And I trouble breathing now because of it. Have no Idea what the long term effects from the e-coli might be?

  54. I had a total hysterectomy on Sept.30, 2013 (only 5 weeks ago) and I have experienced alot of the same symptoms as some of these Ladies. I had alot of fibroids and was bleeding heavy for years in which I was anemic and my gynecologist recommended a total hysterectomy leaving the ovaries intact. I myself have noticed that I cannot control my bladder and if I cough or sneeze my urine pours and I wear a regular pad to keep me dry. I am still spotting ever since I had the surgery and on the 15th of this month I was awaken from my sleep (after finally dosing off around 3:00am) and felt as if I was soaking in my underwear.I made it to the bathroom and noticed bright red blood pouring and it ran all down my legs and large blood clots were in my underwear. I had a thin pad on and my husband had to get me a pack of thick overnight pads as my bleeding was heavy all day. Now back to spotting and cannot go without a pad.I thought the hysterectomy would alleviate bleeding but still bleeding even though not pouring as earlier but still need pads. I too wake up soaking wet from sweat,my hair like I just got out of the shower. My stomach on right side burns on the inside as if on fire and under my navel too. My left side burns too but not as much as the right. I use stool softeners and never used them before the hysterectomy. I go back to see my Doctor in November for a pelvic exam (not pap) and I am wandering if I will need surgery too and I have no insurance now and I am scared. Also I noticed on both of my sides lower part of abdomen is dented in . I understand some of the organs and tissue are no longer there to support that area and it looks really ugly. I am trying to keep from taking narcotics for pain as I don’t want to get hooked on medications as I already take high blood pressure medication and a diuretic for swelling and hate to take medicines but if the pain persist I cannot bear it but so long before I gotta get some relief. After reading from alot of the comments I see I am not alone and definitely it is not in my head. God Bless all of you!!!

  55. I had a anterior and posterior vaginal repair one week ago, i have been very constipated and felt like i had broken stitches after trying to go to the toilet,i rang my hospital and they advised me to go in and get it looked out. I did go and the Dr there did an internal with a plastic speculum, it hurt and i had to tell him to stop.Im now concerned with what he done as everything ive read has said that nothing is to go into the vagina for at least six weeks.He assured me stitches are intact.Will what he done with checking my stitches hurt my recovery.i am so worried,does anyone have any feed back as to how i can make sure everythings ok,im sick of worrying.

  56. Hi , recently i had just gotten back on good terms with my mother and she informed me she was having a hysterectomy due to ovarian cancer and that she was having state of the art surgery using a robot. I was worried but thought nothing of the routine surgery. She went in on the 9th of march this year to have the procedure done and everything was ok. I calledher the day after( me being in california her in denver) she seemed happy as a clam but I figured that was the pain meds talking. A few days later I called back to check on her she seemed groggy and disoriented I told her to go to sleep and get rest I would call the next day. Being busy at work I didnt get a chance to call her but instead got a message on fb stating my mom was back in the hospital and I needed to call the doctor immediately. When I got on the phone the news was grimm. I had to approve a life saving surgery to remove a handfull of blood clots or else she would die.. I approved and waited unnervingly by the phone when I got the call that she had died on the table due to sepsis and blood clotting. I wish you all the best of luck in your compensation for the pain this surgery has caused you guys and will be pursuing my own compensation even though no amount of money can fix the pain that this device has caused me. RIP. Fly high and smile upon me mom ill see you when I get there.

  57. I had a robotic hysterectomy 3 weeks ago was fine for the last 2 weeks then i broke out with skin irritation around my little slits and i gained 32 pounds in 3 to 4 and my blood presure went from a normal 120 to 165 all with in 4 days my stomic is rock hard and huge i cant fit in any of my cloths that i could fit into purfectly a few days ago. i went in and the said oh nothing is wrong i beg to differ i know my body and i know before this surgery i didnt have extreamly high blood presure and i wasnt gaing 32 lbs in 3 to 4 days. the bottom of my tummy hurts so bad and breathing and soing things is way hard because of my stomiac looking like and feeling like a 8 month prego lady what do i do.

  58. I have been having all of these problems as well. Robot Partial Hysto Dec 2012. Just found out that I have a fractured sacrum. Racked my brain about how this was possible as I have not had any type of recent trauma that I can remember. Looked up the da Vinci surgery and I am shocked that all of these other problems I have been having is probably attributed to be the Da Vinci as well!! If you have back pain, numbness in legs trouble walkins and pain in abdominal and pelvic region, and;or anus get an MRI and check for sacrum fracture!! I am in shock!! I cant seem to digest anything anymore and its only getting worse!!! Pop up rashes, numb AND burning thighs! God I hope some finds some way to get us relief soon!!

  59. Had davinci hysterectomy 10/2013. When I came out of surgery and in recovery I had severe left lower back and left hip pain that traveled down to left thigh. 10 weeks later pain has been so severe in back and hip that I had to go to hospital for a surgical epidural steroid injection in my L4-5 discs. Some relief but can still feel the hip and leg pain. Getting the run around from my obgyn too. I pray this doesn’t continue as I’m reading what has happened to the rest of you on here. It’s so unfair…we put our trust in these doctors to do the right thing and help us. My doc really pushed me to have the davinci instead of normal laparoscopic.

  60. I had a total hysterectomy by Da Vinci, Aug 2012. I still have what we think is nerve pain. It is a little less now than it was, but like was previously said, it is depressing to have that nagging pain in my lower pelvic area. I have had numerous visits with my gyn. I have had a CAT scan done and they found nothing. Finally, the DR put me on Gabapentin. It has helped with the pain, but I started feeling really dizzy and light headed, so I have had to cut way back on the dosage even though I still have pain. The only answer my Dr. had was to go back in with a scope and “look around”! The first surgery was so expensive, there’s no way I’m going to go back in and take a chance on coming out in more pain. I too, have a limp sometimes. It feels kind of like someone poking me with a sharp object, especially if I stretch my leg on that side. I’m not one to jump into a lawsuit, but if I have to have another surgery, I certainly don’t want to pay for it.

  61. I’m so worried because my daughter who is only 4 years oldhas severe hydronephrosis. She hhis a blockage of scar tissue on her left kidney she already lost 20% function of that kidney. They scheduled her for a laproscopic robotic procedure for the end of Feb. I am going crazy have been trying to sty strong for my daughter but I’m really scared and after reading the terrible experience from so many people it makes me more scared. I know my daughter needs the surgery but its scary to not know 100 percent that everything will be OK with the surgery and anethsia. And the ftermth of it all.

  62. I had davinci hysterectomy 10/2013 and three months later I still feel terrible. My left side has severe nerve pain and I am very tied and depressed all lthe time. Going to my doctor to see again what is wrong. She is a very experienced davinci robotic surgeons. I will let all of you know what she says.

  63. @Jennifer….you have the CHOICE of the doctors using this procedure…..my choice would be NO WAY make them do it some other way….They can not force you to allow the Da Vinci robotic surgery….keep your daughter safe…just my opinion!

  64. I had a partial da vinci hysterctomy on Nov 22 2013. I also experience pain on left side and CONSTIPATION! I’ve always had bowel issues but since the surgery I to experience the need to be by a BATHROOM on many occasions. I have not experienced any problems urinating. After surgery I was always asked if any bleeding from the vagina and my answer was always NO, as I had none. I did everything my doctors instructed me to do- no heavy lifting,no baths, no intercourse until after 6 weeks. MY two week check up I felt great and my doctor told me my incisions were healing fine. I went back for my 6 week check up in which she performed an internal and I was told everything is healing fine and all restrictions were lifted. She however informed me that the first couple times of having intercourse with my husband it may hurt. I informed my doctor that my husband was working out of town and would not be home until the end of January which entitled me a few more weeks of healing. My husband surprised me and came home recently( allowing an additional 2 full weeks of recovering) and during intercourse he felt a pop inside- I felt pain and yes this time I was bleeding. So what is up with that? Has anyone else experienced that?

  65. I had a DaVinci Hysterectomy October 2012. I have had a burning sensation in my abdomen right at my navel area. I went to my regular Dr and was treated for an ulcer. To no avail , the burning sensation is still there. Everything is working normally. So, I guess my next step will be going to my OB/GYN . Anyone else have this experience ?

  66. I have had a very difficult time with my full hysterectomy. I am 32 now. I was 31 when I received my first surgery. In June of last year I had a full hysterectomy. Taken robotic assisted laparoscopic. I had pain until about 6 weeks. Mainly in abdomen on my right side. I had intercourse at 7 1/2 week out. I ended up with a tvaginal cuff tear. Putting back into surgery. Following that surgery I was in a lot of pain for about 5 weeks. Still major pain on my right side. Test came back nothing. At 5 1/2 months post op from cuff tear, it tears agin. What is going on will I never have a normal sex life? I am only 32. I am 3 weeks out now and in more pain than the prior two surgeries.HELP!!

  67. I had a complete hysterectomy with the davinci robot and I am in more pain than ever…Has anyone found any relief? it has been almost a year and many different treatments by several doctors with no relief. the doctor that did the surgery told me my body just needed to heal.. Is there anyone out there that can help me find some help for this??

  68. I had a complete hysterectomy in 4-2013 with the davinci robot and I been in extreme pain ever since, although the pain is widespread,including crippling headaches, the epicenter is my pelvic area, I can barely stand upright most days. At my post op check up, the doc told me I just needed time to heal, it has now been almost a year and the pain is never ending. My family doc has sent me to a uroligist, rheumotologists and for several xrays, catscans and bloodwork, nothing found. I am going to a new gyn tomm, I hope she can help me. Had I known this would be the result, I never would have had the surgery.

  69. I had Kidney cancer and The Da Vinci Robot took the kidney out. And after I had it done 4 days later I went home and ended up going back a couple days later with pnemonia. I have a buldge where one of the small insisions are and it burns there and the big one burns too. I can’t sleep on my left side cause it feels like there is something burning inside. I’ve had the buldge an d I asked two Dr.s if I have a hernia and they say no. So why is it there all the time. I had my surgery December 3rd 2013.

  70. Kimberley says:

    My 12 yr old daughter ( 14 yrs old now) had the di vinci surgery to remove 3 cysts from her ovaries 2 small ones and 1 super large one, the size of a small football. My daughter went in at 8am and didnt come out til 1pm in the afternoon, the doctor came out during the surgery to tell me that its going to take longer to get the cyst out, 2 hours later it was over she went into recovery but day surgery had to close so we went to the woman health tower in our hospital she her to kinda recover. After the surgery she had 2 monthly’s in November & Dec 2012, October 2012 she had the surgery and one in July 2013 and nothing since, she is in constant pain, and the only thing that the obgyn wanted to do is give her painkillers and birth control, bc is not an option. She bloated all the time. I asked the doctor for picture and video of her surgery and I was told that he didnt do it, which he was suppose too. I hate seeing my daughter in pain and her doctors dont understand whats going on.

  71. I had a total hysterectomy on Dec 28, 2009 I was considered a high risk case before my surgery due to blood clots and other health issues. After my surgery in the recovery room I was complaining of severe back pain. They took me to my room and I was screamimg in pain. The nurse rolled me over and my back was dark on both sides. My kidneys had been burned in half due to the DaVinci. I went back In to surgery and had stints put in. I was sent home a week later and noticed urine leaking where I was changing a pad every 10 min. Went to my urologist and found that the ureters were both severed. Had ureter surgery. I have had 15 surgeries after due to infections and rejecting the stints. I still strait cath. I also had the lower back pain and numbness in my feet and hands. I then had back surgery due to a hole in L3-4. I have 2 titanium rods 6 screws and a bridge in my spine. I also got doube lobe pneumonia and
    shingles while in the hospital. I had 6 units of blood due to the blood loss and got a infection in my abdomen. I had to have a pic line and was sent home with IV therapy. The pain was so bad I did go to physical therapy and pain management. I am still dealing with complications. I have severe abdominal pain on the right side uner my chest. I have put on 80 pounds in 6 months and swelling in my hands and feet. I have insomnia for the past 5 plus years. I have seen a Internal medicine dr, gastroenterologist, 2 new obgyn dr 20 plus CT with dye , ultrasounds many trips to the ER. I have been admitted to the hospital on numerous occasions for abdominal pain and severe diarrhea. Results are unknown origin. I have been diagnosed with MS, IBS, Celiac disease, Fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, nerve damage, renal kidney failure and anything else they can try to come up with. My life has changed Iam missing out on my childrens life and family activities do to this. It not only affects you but your whole family as well. I am constantly on a new medication that causes other symptoms like migraines etc. I can’t get out of bed somedays. When I am up for 20 min or more my abdomen becomes swollen and hard looking like I’m 10 months pregnant at 50. I get heavy legs and trouble breathing. I didn’t realize their are so many of us with the same problems and symptoms with NO answers. I am now going through the colonoscopy and ENG phase. I am on my second urologist. We need help now. I am trying to document as much info I can get from these testomonies and start sending them to doctors who will look over all of our struggles and try to get some help. Don’t give up or give in. Somedays are worse than others but we have to have faith that we can get help even if its one dr. Its a start! My heart goes out to you all!

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