So this is a somewhat serious topic (also TW for periods and stuff):
for the past year (as far as I can remember at least), I’ve been having excruciating abdominal pains during the night. There’s no schedule, no pattern, to tell me when the episodes hit. The pain is hard to describe, the best things I can compare it to, is a mixture of period cramps and constipation. It comes in waves and can keep me up for hours. I’ve found that taking 2 ibuprofen and a Gravol ward it off and let me pass out long enough to get some sleep, but obviously this shouldn’t be a long-term solution. I’m probably killing my liver with all these drugs lol.
I’ve seen a doctor, got my blood tested, got an ultrasound, and nothing shows any abnormal results. When I first started experiencing these pains, I remember looking it up to try and find answers. There seemed to be a number of other trans guys on testosterone who were experiencing the same pains, but no one had a definitive answer as to what caused them and how to fix them.
I’ve only recently discovered more conversation about these pains. I found an interesting article that stated it is recommended to get your uterus and such removed after several years on testosterone. This is the article if anyone’s interested in reading it.
While I’m happy that there is a potential solution, and I want these pains to stop, I really don’t want to go in for another surgery. I haven’t experiences any extreme dysphoria since getting top surgery. My reproductive organs haven’t really bothered me mentally, so it hasn’t been a pressing matter to get them removed. Sigh. I don’t know what to do.