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Lower abdominal pain causing an inability to walk??

Apr 30, 2016 1:31 AM

Is this normal? The cramping hurts down into my legs, and it's like they won't move, they're jello when I try to stand

Apr 30, 2016 12:24 PM

Frailfairy, have you gone to any doctors such as an orthopedist, neurologist, rheumatologist? Have you had any scans or tests to find out what the exact cause of the problem is? I know that I suffer from Sciatica. Sometimes the pain wraps around my abdomen and down the front and back of my thighs... Hang in there, try a hot bath with Epsom salt or hearing pads. Also take some Aleve if you can tolerate it and try breathing exercises and meditation. Perhaps it will give you enough relief that you can get some rest. {{{Hugs}}} and prayers for a better day. 💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Apr 30, 2016 5:57 PM

Could I be Pelvic congestion syndrome. I have this as well as whiplash. But the pelvic congestion syndrome is to do with the valves not pumping the blood back up through the veins within you abdominal area. You can get pain down your legs too. But it stretches you veins out of shape an the blood puddles which would then press on nerves etc an causes the pain. X hugs it can be really painful.

Apr 30, 2016 6:46 PM

I see a bunch of different doctors, a neurologist, an oncologist, a doctor specializing in neuroloncolgy, etc. None of them know what it could be, they want to wait until after my next MRI to see if it's more tumors before doing a laproscopy and checking for Endometriosis. Baths definitely a! I'm currently on Tramadol but that doesn't help much, they want to put me on morphine but I have mild Gastroparesis so I get constipated really easily and can't digest properly so I can't take anything stronger.:( thank you very much 😊💕💕💕💟💟💟😘

Apr 30, 2016 6:49 PM

I'll mention it to my doctor! I get really have you periods lasting 3 months, could that contribute to Pelvic Congestion Syndrome?:0 xx thank your very much I hope your pain hadn't been too bad xx

Apr 30, 2016 6:49 PM

If they do surgery try an have if in the afternoon as its more visible then as you would have been on your feet in the morning. I was lucky I had my surgery in the afternoon or it would have been missed an it's hard to diagnose

Apr 30, 2016 6:56 PM

Mine used to last over a month then when I was diagnosed they put the Coil in it has helped loads symptoms went away. But with my luck I also had to be put on the pill that helped for a long time but now I'm waiting to be seen by gyne again. But with me no matter what I have been put on like only the pill it would control it for 6-9 months then my body would say sod off an do what ever it wanted to do that included have the depo injection an different types of the pill this was before I was diagnosed with it.

Apr 30, 2016 7:06 PM

My thoughts weren't too pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) too. PCS usually affects women who've had children but it can affect others as well, even men. I have it and had surgery to close off the veins. Walking before the embolism was nearly impossible. They should do an MRI with dye so they can sew the PCS if it's there. Check out the website below. Hugs & prayers you'll get answers & treatment to improve your health soon! 🙂💕🙏🌼

http://www.savannahvascular.com/pelvic-congestion-syndrome.html

May 01, 2016 12:45 AM

Thank you all so much! My next MRI includes the contrast so if it's there it'll show up!^-^ xxx

May 01, 2016 7:10 PM

Strangebum2016, the doctors I spoke with just said it's usually pregnant women. But it can affect anyone, even men, especially if they've ever had any abdominal problems or surgeries. I'm sorry you've had to go through this. Personally, I think the heavy pain from the groin to the legs & feet is one of the worst pains I've had to endure. After having the embolization to the vessels I had great improvement. Have you had the surgery?

Jun 04, 2016 2:13 AM

I've not had kids and never been pregnant and was diagnosed with PCS via surgery 😞.

Jun 06, 2016 1:26 PM

Strangebum, my doc said although it predominate shows up in women who've given birth, it can also show up in those who haven't, those who've had multiple abdominal surgeries, and even in men. I know it's very painful, but the surgery to block those veins was like a miracle. It's like I had no pain instantly, unless I'm standing or walking too long.

Jun 10, 2016 9:44 AM

Standing an walking makes mine worse too. But the doc's in uk just think it's a myth my doc here is a bloke, I feel like saying to him you have this pain an ill say it's a myth and he can put up with it. But it's more noticeable as I'm back at work an on my feet more.

Jun 10, 2016 11:08 AM

Bless your heart! I'm so sorry about your doc. If you can print the info off the link above, maybe you could take it to him. Or ask to be referred to a vascular specialist. Try and wear comfortable shoes, and rest with your feet up is possible. Hugs & prayers! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Oct 10, 2016 8:27 AM

I had fibroid and endometriosis. Hysterectomy and about 5 surgeries total. There is nerve damage and I have shooting pains down my legs. I was fortunate to be diagnosed early and am currently going to a pain mgmt dr. Unfortunately, nerve blocks aren't helping. Currently on lyrica which helps with the shooting pain.

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