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I have pelvic pressure that is intermittent; I started out very bloated with frequent stops to void urine and urgent bowel movements; no blood in the stool or bleeding anywhere else; but now less bloated but pressure still comes and goes; I had a urine culture that came back negative for infection; I also had a full CBC panel to see if I had anything bacterial or viral; it was also negative for this; I work in EMS and I do lift heavy patients; it appears that my symptoms are more exacerbated after lifting someone heavy; I did just recently have a back injury but these symptoms did not appear until over a month after this injury. I was medically cleared by my doctor for work. My personal physician stated that when he did a full assessment with palpation and auscultation with a stethoscope he did not hear anything unusual; bowl sounds were present and no signs of a AAA; he stated on palpation no feeling of mass or guarding; I felt no pain on palpation and when I sleep on my stomach it relieves the pressure; Any suggestions what this can be?
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replied May 30th, 2010
There are, unfortunately, multiple potential causes for the symptoms that you describe, and without being able to examine you, I am not going to be able to offer you any additional information, or diagnoses, than your own personal doctor.

While your symptoms may be related to irritable bowel syndrome, you should undergo a thorough work-up by a GI doctor to make sure that a more serious health problem is not causing these symptoms.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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