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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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Pelvic Pain (Definition)

The pelvic region refers to the lowermost portion of the abdomen, below the level of the umbilicus, and most often in the lowermost portions of the abdomen, on the sides and centrally. Discomfort, in various forms (stabbing , cramping, aching, ...Read more


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Lower Left side,back,pelvic pain,burning,urgency but my urinalysis came back clear. What else could cause/mimic these symptoms?

Lower Left side,back,pelvic pain,burning,urgency but my urinalysis came back clear. What else could cause/mimic these symptoms?

In-person evaluation: The issues you described warrants an in-person evaluation by additional history, physical examination and likely some tests. Possibilities include pelvic inflammatory disease and/or endometriosis. It would be prudent to start with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Pelvic xray revealed, "narrowing of L5 s1 disc space". What does this mean? Could this be causing lower back/pelvic pain?

Nothing 2 worry over: This is very common. Indicates a bit of wear and tear (we all get this). Many people have back pain and many people have disk degeneration—the two groups may overlap but rarely is cause & effect proven. The degeneration is there to stay. The back pain may come & go, is treated with PT, steroids, muscle relaxants, and maybe chiropractic. Surgery is rarely indicated, especially in the short run. ...Read more

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Post menopausal Had UTI antibotics cleared & vaginal infect with metronidazole. Mild lower back & pelvic pain. What could be the cause? Should I worry

Post menopausal Had UTI antibotics cleared & vaginal infect with metronidazole. Mild lower back & pelvic pain. What could be the cause? Should I worry

Worry: Don't worry but be concerned. Please start by seeing your regular doctor again and if you are not entirely satisfied have the doctor refer you to someone else - most likely a gynecologist and possibly a neurologist. ...Read more

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Missed period lower back&pelvic pain today is day 45 & i got a negative hpt what's the cause? No bc since mirena (levonorgestrel) removal july of last year.

Missed period lower back&pelvic pain today is day 45 & i got a negative hpt what's the cause? No bc since mirena (levonorgestrel) removal july of last year.

Reasons: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). ...Read more

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Use Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 2x for 5 days-UTI. Last dose. Urine checked today, no infection but still have some lower back & pelvic pain. How long until i get relief?

Use Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 2x for 5 days-UTI. Last dose. Urine checked today, no infection but still have some lower back & pelvic pain. How long until i get relief?

Needs evaluation: If your pain were caused by a bladder infection then it should be better by now. There are two possibilities. 1. Your infection was not sensitive to the antibiotic Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). This seems unlikely since your urine test today was normal 2. Your pain is caused by something else. This is more likely. Follow up with your physician is warranted. ...Read more

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Visible veins on breast, very sore&swollen, back & pelvic pain. No period except spotting Two weeks ago for two days. LMP July 26th. Help?

Visible veins on breast, very sore&swollen, back & pelvic pain. No period except spotting     Two weeks ago for two days. LMP July 26th. Help?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy can cause these symptoms. The first step is to do a pregnancy test. If it is negative you need to see a doctor to find out what is going on and get started on a reliable method of contraception. Remember, it is also important to use condoms to decrease the risk of STDs. ...Read more

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I'm 8 days late. No breast tenderness. Having low back, pelvic pain, nausea. My husband had a vasectomy 17 years ago! Could I be pregnant?

Unlikely : Unless u have had sex with someone else it is unlikely that u would conceive 17 years after your husband's vasectomy if you haven't done so before. It's more likely that your delayed period, nausea, pelvic pain and low back pain are due to something else. See your PCP, GYN, or an urgent care clinic for a full history, exam, and appropriate testing to know for sure what is going on. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I have back and pelvic pain and chronic radiculopaties along with vulva paiin and itch. I don't seem to be getting better it is five years now?

I have back and pelvic pain and chronic radiculopaties along with vulva paiin and itch. I don't seem to be getting better it is five years now?

Complex issue: Chronic back, pelvic & vulva pain can be complex to sort out & manage. However there are quite a few options available to help reduce chronic pain & itch. It's not clear what you've already tried but, if you're not making progress, I suggest you ask to be referred to a doctor with a special interest in chronic pain or vulvodynia, if you haven't already. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause back and pelvic pain?

Can ovarian cysts cause back and pelvic pain?

Yes: Many women feel small pains around ovulation, before-during-or after - its called mittleschmerz. There are abnormal causes of pain around ovulation but most often it's normal. Abnormal cysts, tumors, ruptured cysts, torsion are all also causes of pain. If you feel the pain is significant, calling your doctor would be a good idea. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Scoliosis is interfering with my daily life, back muscles are imbalanced, causing back and pelvic pain.What exercises can I do to correct my imbalance?

Options for treatmen: For the adolescent (Age 19) treatment for curves 40 degrees that are progressive despite brace treatment, surgery maybe indicated.? Treatment options include observation, orthoses (brace) and surgery. There is no evidence that exercise programs are effective in preventing progression. ...Read more

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I've been having low back/right pelvic pain (2 in. above mons pubis/possibly where ovary is?) for a month now. Could it be a skeletal issue?

I've been having low back/right pelvic pain (2 in. above mons pubis/possibly where ovary is?) for a month now. Could it be a skeletal issue?

Right lower abd pain: It could be a number of things, appendicitis, ileosacaral joint inflammation (saceroileitis), kidney stone, ovarian issues. You need a focused history by a clinician and further urine and imaging test to narrow down the possibility and treatment plan. Please do consult a doctor. ...Read more

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I had an ultrasound scan 14mths ago due to menstrual changes, now I have gained 20 pounds in weight, have lower right, back and pelvic pain and bloated?

I had an ultrasound scan 14mths ago due to menstrual changes, now I have gained 20 pounds in weight, have lower right, back and pelvic pain and bloated?

Menstrual changes: There are numerous reasons why your periods will change. Extreme weight changes alone can make it irregular. Find out first the results of your ultrasound. You might need a blood test to check your hormone levels. Consult your gynecologist about your condition. Ask about the possibility of polycystic ovarian sndrome. ...Read more

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I had fistula/abscess surgery in march and my incision never healed and now I have something protruding out of it and have back and pelvic pain?

I had fistula/abscess surgery in march and my incision never healed and now I have something protruding out of it and have back and pelvic pain?

Unhealed fistula: Helen you need to return to your surgeon and have this looked at promptly. I'm concerned that you said the incision never healed. Please make an appointment with the surgeon to evaluate what can be done to ensure that the incision is progressing without complications. Please take care. ...Read more

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