Two appts today. I had another pelvic floor therapy today. We discussed several things. I've been taking Linzess for IBS-C since last year, and I've been having episodic total loss of my bowels since June. Tracking my bowel habits now for months the doc is convinced the Linzess is causing the diarrhea, which is hard to control with loss of control in the pelvic floor muscles. So she's taken me off the Linzess. Being this is my third series of pelvic floor therapy since 2012, we discussed a new procedure (if this doesn't last). They would implant a Neuro stimulator and connect it to the S1-2 nerves, which control the bladder & bowel function. She said because I keep having to return for more therapy I'm a good candidate for the stimulator. She said other patients are having great success with the pelvic muscles control. I'm just not sure how I feel about it, after hearing of some of y'all's bad experiences.
My second appt was with a general surgeon. My dermatologist sent me to her for possible lipomas. One right behind the knee is very painful at times. She has ordered an ultrasound to see if it's complicated by veins running right on top of it. I mentioned to her that my cardiologist found veinous reflux in the same leg, and he thought it was due to the pelvic congestion syndrome that was embolized in 2012. She confirmed that the PCS caused the veinous reflux in my calf, and said I could get more. She said she'd actually performed the same procedure on another woman and it was successful in reducing her pelvic and leg pain. She was very surprised to find out I'd gone through it also. She said if they hadn't used dye on a test they wouldn't have found it in her patient. I talked to my hubby and he now wants me to ask her to check and make sure I've not developed more, because of the pain I get when walking & the leg vein issues. I'm scared it's be opening a can of worms... What to do?🙏🌼