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Jan 23, 2016 3:23 PM

Okay so I've been doing some serious thinking and reading today. I'm feeling as though my team has missed something. The response from the surgeon yesterday is that it could be a pulled muscle.
I'm not buying that response this time. The only reason is that this particular issue(and they might be related) has been going on since June of last year(not consistent but pretty darn close). The first time I got hit with severe left sided abdominal/pelvic pain that was not just on the skin surface. It felt really deep in my belly and it was suggested that it was all in my back. Nope, not the case primarily because it was below the level of my back injury. When this last batch of pain started, it feels like it's deep in my belly, and can be felt in my butt(tmi sorry). I have been doing some reading this morning. Since it's not appendicitis or a hernia, is there anyway that this could be pelvic congestion? I have a history of varicose veins in both legs and was thinking if there is varicose veins there, where else could they be? Sorry for rambling, just need to see if anybody else has had the same experience.

Jan 24, 2016 3:38 PM

Amanda, ask your doc to order an MRI with dye to check for PCS, and yelp them what you've come across in research. If it turns out to be PCS it's easily treatable with quick results. The test must be done using due though, or they could miss the PCS. Hugs & prayers all goes well! πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 24, 2016 5:43 PM

Flappys, question is which one? I have so many that it's hard to keep them straight.

Jan 25, 2016 8:24 AM

Sorry but after a migraine that's still present my mind is fuzzy. What do you mean by which one?

Jan 25, 2016 9:55 AM

Flappys, what I meant was which specialist should I bring that information to. I've got so many at this point.

Jan 25, 2016 8:13 PM

If say the GYN or PCP. It just happened that my Colon surgeon believed something was wrong so ordered the MRI. The report came back as PCS, so he referred me to a specialist in Savannah. πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 25, 2016 8:23 PM

Okay will probably bring it to my pcps attention. Gyn said he doesn't think it's a gyn issue and to keep searching. Bah humbug. If worse comes to worse, I'll schedule an appointment. Hoping not to have to wait 3-4 months to get in to see him, but usually that's the case.

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