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intermittant left sided pelvic pain

i have had left sided pelvic pain for about 3 months. It eases on sitting and resting and does not keep me awake but when i stand or walk the pain is severe. I had back surgery 2 years ago for a prolasped disc and i wonder if this pain has anything to do with that as it sometimes spreads into my left thigh and left lower back. I am also 47 years old and although i still have regular periods i wonder if this is something to do with the menopause.
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replied June 7th, 2009
I have extremely severe back pain that comes in episodes for a few days to a week long, and its every few months. Its above my tailbone where a bump is on each side, and it swells up when it starts to hurt. Its painful to the touch and sometimes it feels like when I move that my cartilage is gone and my bones are rubbing together? Other times it feels as if its pinching my siatic and radiating down my leg and I cant walk, other times it feels like my bone is slicing through my body. This has been going on since 2005 and Ive had many many MRIs, x-rays, etc. It did start shortly after I fell off a chair onto a marble floor right on my pelvic bone but the doctors said it doesnt have anything to do with that. But they also said nothings wrong so I need to either go to a expensive professional or figure it out myself. I am currently 21 years old.



I cant give up because Im taking painkillers like vitamins with my coffee in the morning because the doctors dont know what else to do.. I cant live like this! If anyone has something similar please let me know!
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replied June 9th, 2009
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I am adding this to the Back Pain Forum in hope of more responses...Good luck...

Caroline
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replied June 10th, 2009
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Mumper,

You need to have a complete GYN exam to determine if this is a GYN problem or possibly a disc problem.

Either one could cause referral pain to other areas.

Being that the pain is starting in your pelvic area, it is best to start with an immediate GYN exam.


Hellum,

have you seen a spine specialist? continuing to suffer as you are is not a good idea.

What kind of expensive professional would you need to see?

Fran
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