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I have been having tons of constant pelvic pain for a number of weeks, plus on and off before that for a number of months. My pelvic ultrasound showed up clear. My doctor thinks I could have Endometriosis.

I got a severe bladder infection that started to go to my kidney, 2 weeks ago. I took antibiotics for 12 days. About 5 days before I was finished, the infection symptoms started to reappear, mildly. Yesterday I started antibiotics again, for 6 days, even though I am not 100% sure if I have a bladder infection again/still. Keep in mind the pelvic pain is continuing through all of this.

A few days ago I started getting mild itching by my rectum area. The itching has increased and seems to cover a large area and does not seem to be related to my anus as much as more the perineum and sides but not the vagina very much.

But what is bothering me more than that is the burning. There is a burning pain that covers a large area around and including my rectum and vaginal areas, including my buttocks. There is no redness or rash; the area looks normal. It does not hurt to touch. Sometimes the perineum area hurts when I wipe. But this burning is not like the pain that happens when a person has diarrhea and they wipe constantly until the area is raw and itchy -- it is not like that. It is more like my body is burning inside of me.

At the same time that whole area is painful; not just the skin burning. It feels like a heavy weight hanging in that area, including the upper part of the back of my thighs aches, my buttocks, and the rectum, vaginal areas. It is very painful to sit for any length of time, on either hard or soft surfaces.

Could any of this be related to Endo? If not, what could it be? If you read this, please comment, even if you have no ideas. Thanks!
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replied August 10th, 2009
I have endo and i never had that problem. I do get hemroid problems every now and again but mainly just real bad pain just like a period just all the time.
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replied September 5th, 2009
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I am having the same problem and none of the doctors i've been too seem to have an answer. However, on a website earlier they mentioned this problem and it was related to harmone replacement and the synthetics that are in most if not all the harmonal medicines. Especially the creams I do believe. One person said she stopped the harmones and the burning in the rectum and vagina stopped. I am going to discontinue my estrace cream for a week and use replens for a short time and see if the horrible burning stops.
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replied September 6th, 2009
What is it that we all have in common that would give us all the same symtoms. Is it a surgical proceedure, it is medicine that we take, is it harmones - what is the common element? I have had three surgical proceedures one for the heart stints, one for a leg artery by pass and one for a by pass of the groin aorta and take meds for the heart. I also have vaginal dryness thus causing me survive burning of the vagina and the rectum. Let me know what we have in common ok?
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replied September 8th, 2009
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kiska13 - I don't have anything in common with the things you listed. I had vaginal dryness when I was on antidepressants and the birth control pill, but I am not on either of those anymore so I don't have vaginal dryness anymore.

The burning & itching problems seem to have subsided -- for now.

There is a chance I have interstitial cystitis -- I should be getting a procedure to find that out soon.
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replied November 9th, 2010
I have endo and before my lap, I always had a constant burning sensation on my right buttock that shooted down my right leg, specially on my right foot. All of this because the endo affected mostly my right tube and ovary so the pain and burning were mostly on my right side. The thing is the only way to be sure if you have endo or not is undergoing a laparoscopy. The good news about this is that if it is endo, they can correct most of it during the lap, and then give you the proper treatment. I saw 8 doctors before I was diagnosed during the laparoscopy. I was given many diagnosis before like chronic colitis and other things that were all a waste of time and money and did nothing for my pain. My advice to you is yo be very perseverant, if you feel something is not right within your body don't stop seeking medical help until you come to the right diagnosis. If you're not sure that your Dr. Is on the right path, change doctors, and more importantly, if you suspect endo don't waste time with ob gyn that are not endo specialists, you need to find a good obgyn specialist on endometriosis and let him/ her examine you.
Good luck and I hope you feel better very soon!!
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replied November 9th, 2010
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Thanks Angie, maybe I should've updated sooner...I had a laparoscopy and they found nothing wrong. Also, most of the above symptoms I listed have disappeared on their own. However, I have found out that I have vulvodynia -- which explains a lot of it.
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replied June 21st, 2012
Endometriosis, vaginal burning & pelvic pain- pudal nerve da
I also have the similar symptoms of vaginal burning since past 7 years, and yes I have endometriosis, but after two laps, and being on the coil for 2 years, i still have no improvement in this particular symptom. I have been referred to the chronic pain management unit, and they have suggested it is damage to the pudal nerve, as endo does not affect the lower part of the vagina apparently. They have tried putting me on amitriptaline which did not agree with me at all and made me severely constipated, causing more problems. they are now suggesting a steroid injection into the pudal nerve in between the vagina and rectum. has anyone else had experience of these symptoms related to nerve damage or of the steroid injection? Its ruining my relationship with my long term boyfriend and my day to day life constantly in pain and discomfort. This is not my only symptom, I also still have pelvic pain, stomach pains and extreme tiredness. I am worried I still have endo but my consultant assures me that he removed it all during my last op. Has anyone had more than 2 laps and still found endo?
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