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I have been having this sudden onset of a stabbing pain in my lower pelvic area. It makes me have to stop what I am doing right away and hold myself cause the pain is so severe. It doesn't happen everyday and it lasts for a few minutes and then goes away. It use to happen every once in a while, but now it is happening more and more. I literally feel like screaming when it happens cause it is so unexpected and very painful. It almost feels like my insides are falling like they want to drop out of me. When the pain hits it is very low like right above my vagina. Has anyone ever felt this or known anyone that has? Please let me know. Thanks.
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replied December 12th, 2009
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the severe pelvic pain that you are having. There are many possibilities to your symptoms. Firstly, it can be pelvic inflammatory disease which can be caused by an infection of the pelvic organs. As you are a female, so this possibility is high. It can also be due to ectopic pregnancy, fibroid uterus or ovarian cysts. Ultrasound abdomen and cervical swabs are needed to rule them out. Other possibilities are inflammatory bowel disease, bowel obstruction, irritable bowel syndrome, kidney obstruction or pyelonephritis, psoas abscess and volvolus (twisting of the sigmoid part of the large bowel on itself). Investigations like ultrasound abdomen, CT abdomen and colonoscopy are required to confirm a diagnosis. My advice is to consult a physician/ gynecologist and get it evaluated.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.






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replied December 15th, 2009
Hello doctor. I am positive it isn't Pelvic Inflammatory Disease because I haven't been sexually active in about a year. It also can't be an Ectopic Pregnancy. As for Fibroid uterus maybe, but wouldn't the pain be more frequent in length? As for cysts I do have Polycystic Ovarion Syndrome and I do get them often. But I usually know when I have one. Inflammatory Bowel Disease I honestly doubt it cause my pain would be more frequent. Bowel Obstruction? Wouldn't it be hard for me to use the bathroom? I do have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. But it has been under control. Kidney obstruction probably not. I have had problems with my kidneys before and I can usually sense if I am having problems with them. Pyelonephritis?? I think that has to do with my kidneys again. I don't think that is it. PSOAS absecess no I don't have any of the symptoms. I was thinking maybe a Volvolus. But once again I would really notice that. A lot of what you are telling me is maybe it's my bowel. I do have Endometriosis pretty severe actually could it just be a symptom of that? I always have blood in my stool and on my tissue. Not just a little a lot. I have had that for like over a year. I was told it was from the Endo. The one thing that really bothers me is it hurts really bad to use the restroom. Every time. I don't ever have a non-painful bowel movement. I didn't think this symptom had anything to do with my bowel or maybe the Endo. I currently don't have insurance. I should within the next two months. Do you think this can wait or should I be seen right away? Thanks you for taking the time to respond. I hope you get a chance to respond again.
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replied February 25th, 2010
Ok,

Finally got insurance again. Recently seen my obgyn. Turns out more than likely my Endometriosis is back. It's no longer in remission. I think that is why I feel this pain. I'm getting the Merena put in and also starting my all natural Progesterone cream my obgyn makes. That stuff is gold in a bottle. So lets so how I feel a few months from now and I will keep posted.
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replied July 30th, 2010
I have been having a very similar pain that you are descibing, I too have had it every now and then until recently when it has become more frequent and makes me stop what I'm doing cringe and hold my breath, and sometimes assume the fetal position. I also have endometriosis but haven't had much of an issue since the birth of my daughter. Like you I do not have health insurance currently, so I appreciate reading this, I am considering going to one of the County clinics but would really prefer not too.
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replied August 6th, 2010
Well I got the Merena put in. It has been helping with my Endometriosis. As for the pain I don't feel it as much as I was. It has subsided. I feel it maybe once in a great while which is a good thing. I would advise you to go get yourself checked in whatever ways you can. It is better to be safe than sorry. Good luck.
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replied March 29th, 2012
i am a 33 year old female. full hysterectomy when i was 20. endometriosis was the cause. i am on a small dosage of hormones,but i still worry if it is slowly coming back. however, i haven't got checked. most of the pain happens when im having a bowel movent, way down on left side. wont go away until im finished, and sit to relax. does anyone have help for me?
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replied May 16th, 2012
tailbone/pelvis/head
I have the SAME excruciating pain! Mine is at the tip of my tailbone and pelvis area ... When these pains occur (out of the blue and more and more frequent) I am literally hurled and holding the area in pain. I want to scream! I work 2 jobs/7 days a week and have NO health insurance. I have had a full hysterectomy ... i am scared to death! I am not a pill popper and am finding myself eating ibuprofen like candy and that is barely touching the pain!. Also, my head!!! At times my hair is literally standing on end, like i have my finger in a light socket. My headaches are severe, the pain is unbearable ... WHAT THE HELL IS IT???
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