I Have suffered since 2004 with Abd. pain , burning, stabbing in character. I have had @ least 3 opinions c/o what help I could get and the Drs. answer was: nothing can be done to remove the mesh it has growen into your tissues @ this point , There is no way to correct problem. I have always felt the area was stitched too tight and that was causing pain also I was referred to Pain management which was a horrible exp. I felt like a experiment when I went there, I stopped & asked my Internist for help, she gave me a low dosage of Tramadol from which I am @ present weaning off because of so many side effects . the weaning process is difficult. I was never told the pain from the TRAM-Flap would go on & on. It is 11 yrs. of trying to find a way to deal with the Pain.
Basal LH, FSH, 17 beta-oestradiol and testosterone and the gonadotrophin responses to luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) were studied in male patients with leprosy (twenty-four with lepromatous and six with tuberculoid leprosy). The mean basal LH and FSH was significantly elevated in the lepromatous group and was associated with an excessive response of both gonadotrophins following LHRH administration. The mean basal testosterone and 17 beta-oestradiol values in the lepromatous group were significantly lower than those of the tuberculoid and control groups. The abnormal gonadotrophin and sex steroid values in the lepromatous group are in keeping with the testicular atrophy and gynaecomastia accompanying this form of leprosy. However, the lack of a significant correlation between basal FSH and testicular atrophy should be noted. In addition, no correlation between any of these hormonal values and gynaecomastia could be demonstrated. The patients with tuberculoid leprosy had essentially normal hormonal profiles (except for two who had raised 17 beta-oestradiol values). This is compatible with the lack of gonadal involvement in these patients.