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Left pelvic pain and back pain

By Anonymous October 27, 2011 - 8:53pm
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Hi, I have been enduring lower left pelvic pain and low low back pain for months. I went to an Internist and regular doctor. They still could not find anything wrong, except that they say that the pelvic pain is referred pain from the lower back, but I don't think that this is true. I feel something else is wrong, but can't pin point it. I don't know what to ask. Can you please help me. My last period lasted 12 days and that was very unusual for me. I have regular cycles before. In April I seen my OB/GYN and she did a pap test and everything came back normal. I have an appointment at the end of November and wondering what exactly should I be asking her and what test should I request her to do?

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Thank you Maryann. I will and your right!!

November 3, 2011 - 9:00pm

I don't know where you live but from someone who lives in the New York City metro area, I find this unacceptable and inexcusable.
If you didn't hear from your doctor's office-- call her. This is your life.
You have been experiencing abnormal symptoms for a very long time. Something is wrong. If your doctor doesn't know the cause, then she needs to let you know and recommend a physician with more experience or expertise.


November 2, 2011 - 6:15pm
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I dont think so, because I never did get a call back from my doctor. I now have to wait till end of November to see her again and state my concerns and pain once again to her and see what she says. I just need to know what should I ask for this time?

thank you so much !!

November 2, 2011 - 10:44am

Did it show anything abnormal? Something is the cause of these symptoms, but what?

October 31, 2011 - 5:48pm

I strongly believe that we know our own bodies best. We know when something is not right, even if tests come back normal. But, two red flags are raised in your question.

One, persistent left pelvic pain and two. a period that lasted 12 days. In my mind, that signals something is up with your left ovary (because of the pain) and uterus ( longer than normal menstrual flow). It might be wise to have a transvaginal ultrasound done.

Transvaginal ultrasound is a type of pelvic ultrasound. It is used to look at a woman's reproductive organs, including the uterus, ovaries, cervix, and vagina. Transvaginal means across or through the vagina.


October 28, 2011 - 4:24pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you Maryann, but what happened if I already had one in April?

October 28, 2011 - 9:45pm
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