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Pelvic Pain And Lupus
Can lupus cause glomerulations (seen w/ cystoscopy) in bladder & pelvic pain? I am being treated for lupus d/t other symptoms & test results but I have this too.
Hunner's?: Both lupus and hunner's intersyitial cystitis are miserable diseases and unfortunately both are common. If you have taken Cyclophosphamide for your lupus, this might also be a consideration -- check with your urologist and ask if I'm right. I wish you the very best luck in getting effective treatment. ...Read more
Dx'd w/ic as child. 20yrs later, have pelvic cramps, shooting vaginal& rectal pain, nerve shocks in abdomen. Ic symptoms too? Also have lupus & dysautonomia.
IC: Ic could refer to many conditions. Please spell it out so that a rheumatologist, urologist, gastroenterologist, etc. Can help answer the question. ...Read more
I have had myasthenia gravis for 18yrs and systemic lupus for 2 yrs. For 6 months I have had most all of the symptoms of pelvic girdle pain, but with bleeding. I am 55 yrs w/ hot flashes. Help?
See md asap: Assuming you mean vaginal bleeding, see gyn, to make sure you don't have a potentially serious uterine or ovarian problem (including cancer). If you mean rectal bleeding, see GI doc to check for colorectal issues, including inflammation, polyps, cancer. If you mean urinary bleeding, start with gyn, but may need urology evaluation. ...Read more
Can lupus cause pelvic cramping and shooting nerve pain near bladder, vagina, &rectum? I have IBS too. I get these odd symptoms during my flares. Cause?
Yes: Sle, through a variety of mechanisms can result in almost any symptoms, although this set would be unusual. Irritable bowel syndrome is unlikely to do this, but if you have inflammatory bowel disease in the form of chrohn's particularly, these symptoms may definitely occur. You should be evaluated for these by your doctor. ...Read more
Can lupus cause pelvic cramping and shooting nerve pain near bladder, vagina, &rectum? I have IBS too. I get these odd symptoms during my flares. What could be the cause?
Many reasons: There are many possible reasons for your headaches. Anxiety/ tension headache, allergy histamine headaches, bulging or herniated cervical discs, post traumatic head injury, post concussion syndrome, migraines, menstrual induced migraines, brain rumors, cerebral aneurysm, sinusitis, vision difficulties, poorly controlled hypertension, hyperthyroidism, brain abscess, pituitary rumors, levtemperature. ...Read more
I have had serious pelvic pain since may ive had ultrasound after u/s. I want my dr to do laporoscopy how can I get him too do it? Something is wrong!
Some ways around it:
If you have pain in your pelvic area, it can be investigated and treated by a good gynecologist. Besides ultrasound, MRI of the pelvic area can be more revealing and may show the cause. But Pelvic Inflammatory disease (PID) may not show on any X-
If your current doctor is not able to solve the problem, seek a second opinion from another gynecologist. Then you will find out the best course of action ...Read more
Multiple causes: Pelvic pain is certainly not uncommon. Episodic pelvic pain associated with ovulation and/or menstruation is exceedingly common. Less common is chronic pelvic pain associated with endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, or persistent ovarian cysts. Progressive pelvic pain that worsens with time and occurs with the period, with sex, and / or with bowel movements is frequently due to endometriosis. ...Read more
Probably not: It looks like you are young on your profile. Common sources of chronic pelvic pain might be uti, std, endometriosis, hernia, other things. If you were older, organ prolapse. If more acute, ovarian torsion, ectopic pregnancy, etc. See your gynecologist or pcp for exam and workup. A pregnancy test also probably good idea. ...Read more
Many Possibilites: Pelvic pain can be caused by a number of areas. Some of the possibilites are just gas in the colon, diverticulitis, urinary problems, prostate issues, etc. These could be be benign conditions or they could be cancerous. The intermitent nature suggests gas but regardless you need a workup by a doctor including a good physical exam and history which will help tell what else you need to have checked. ...Read more
Lower abdomen: 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, heaviness, pressure, wringing sensations). ...Read more
Many things: Pleas see your gyn for a work up could be gyn or non gyn problems, could be infection, endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, ovarian cyst, fibroid, bladder problems since the bladder is located in front of your uterus, could be bowel problems, so time to get a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Similar causes.: Many of the disease processes that cause pelvic pain can also interfere with normal fertility. Examples are endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, and fibroids. If you would like to become pregnant and suffer from pelvic pain, have it evaluated in a timely manner. For example, endometriosis gets worse over time if measures are not taken to prevent it from progressing. ...Read more
YES!!!!: Not normal please call your OB now as u need to make sure u are not having premature labor or other issues, no reason to check a chance. ...Read more
Many causes: Pain during sex or dyspareunia has many causes. There are medical and psyschologic causes. The medical causes can include endometriosis, infections, ovarian cysts, or dryness. There are many other medical causes and it would be difficult to discuss all here. This is something that should be properly evaluated by a gyneacologist. ...Read more
Here are some...: Coital pelvic pain is often physically related with locally sensitized tissues and nerves but an oversized penis may induce tense pressuring pain which usually can be tolerated by timely mutual adopting and adapting to what a couple have physically. So, go to be checked by following instructions in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/ & Life Reality in http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. ...Read more
Either of these: Medical providers can begin your careful and competent evaluation for pelvic pain. The initial evaluation is straight-forward and includes a careful history and physical evaluation, possibly some lab tests and imaging such as ultrasound. It partially depends on the level of confidence you have in your PCP...if you have a good relationship with her/him, I would start there. Good wishes:) ...Read more
See your OB/GYN: Many possible causes. Pain is not normal. Only a thorough history and physical exam by your ob/gyn can solve this one. ...Read more
Find out what is: Causing your pain first. Please seek help from a good gyn physician. Good luck! ...Read more
Go see ur FamilyDoc: If you're 2wks before/after menses, you could be ovulating (Mittelschmerz) but this is usually one-sided. Appendix is on right lower side. Diverticulitis is usually on left lower. If burning upon urination, we'd worry about bladder infection. Constipation can be painful. So can sexually transmitted diseases/infections if you engage in even one act of unprotected sex. Miscarriage is possibility ...Read more
OB follow up: Women at term gestation often experience bowel dysfunction -- constipation or loose stools. This is thought to be due to hormonal changes. Many often complain of pelvic discomfort. Individual cases of pelvic pain will need to be evaluated in person to determine if all is normal or not. ...Read more
Unlikely: The question is do you only have BV or do you have some other infection. If pain persists for couple of weeks you need to see your doctor for reevaluation. ...Read more
Unlikely...: Gallbladder polyps are often found incidently on imaging studies, and as such are typically painless. Seldom does the gallbladder cause pain in the right pelvis. Gallbladder symptoms more typically locate to the right upper quadrant and epigastrium with radiation to the right scapula. See your doctor about your symptoms please. ...Read more