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Pelvic Support Problems In Children
Physical Exam: A thorough pelvic exam by an experienced gynecologist or urogynecologist is usually sufficient to determine the characteristics and stage of the prolapse. Treatment options depend on your goals and includes no treatment, vaginal pessaries, pelvic floor physical therapy, or surgery. ...Read more
Pessary vs surgery: You can do kegel exercises to help lift the walls that have dropped minimally. For moderate to severe prolapse a person usually needs something mechanical done (either use a pessary or have surgery to lift the organs back into their proper position). Surgery includes using own tissue, cadaver tissue, pig tissue, suture mesh) and can be done vaginally or abdominally. ...Read more
History and exam: A thorough history and examination often gives us clues. An ultrasound exam gives additional information though some common causes, like endometriosis and pelvic adhesions, may not be visible on ultrasound. Sometimes a trial of treatment helps establish a diagnosis. For some diseases, the only way to make a definitive diagnosis is through a laparoscopy. ...Read more
Yes: It certainly can! The exact surgery (or trauma) involved, and whether this is in a man or a woman will help identify clearly the possible problems. But healthy nerves are critical for normal sexual function, as are healthy blood vessels and circulation. Medications can cause problems as well. ...Read more
If someone has a left pelvic kidney are there serious problems that may come in the future? And is there anyway of fixing that kidney?
Fix only if injury: Pelvic kidneys (ectopic) is more mobile (lacks normal attachment) than normally located kidneys. Usually pelvic kidney is smaller. The collecting system and ureter can kink causing hydronephrosis or dilated collecting system. This can increase incidence of stones and infection. Blunt trauma to the pelvis can damage kidney. If in contact sports, need protective wear. Many people have no problems. ...Read more
I am a 35 year old male and having intermittent sharp pain in my right pelvic area just had it for couple hours now. What could be the problem?
Hard to say: In the lower abdomen, sharp pain without other significant symptoms usually indicates bowel stretch such as due to gas or constipation or something in the abdominal wall such as a hernia or muscle strain. Could also represent shingles, but I think young male - muscle strain. ...Read more
Hello, have never had any female problems. I am 26 yrs of age. Have had 2 c-sections and started having bad lower pain in my left pelvic area about 3 months after having my second child. I thought this would go away but has gotten worse. I have pains in m
If there was a tumor they would have likely seen in on ultrasound. If your ovaries do not go down in size then they may order a ct scan (cat scan) of your pelvis to get a better look at your ovaries. Depending on the results additional testing will be ordered.
Were you on birth control pills or hormones or any other supplements recently? If so that may be to blame. Lastly, it sounds like your doctor (s) are doing the appropriate work up. Make sure you get an explanation as to why your ovaries were/are enlarged.
Best of luck. ...Read more
I've been told because of my age I have to suffer thru pelvic organ prolapse til im older. I don't want anymore children this prolapse hurts! Is it true?
Complicated: Problems have occurred with the use of mesh. Most are related to mesh eroding thru the vaginal wall. Some have required a second surgery. The fda issue with the use of mesh vaginally is: many of the products were not studied prior to putting them on the market. Companies only had to show similarity to a product already approved. Docs were not trained adequately. Reported complications increased. ...Read more
I had pelvic inflamatory disease and I want to know if I can have children I have been trying for 1 year 10 months?
Spit it out & we'll: Try to help. Please submit a clear & specific question about pelvises/ peni. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
How: Repair of pop surgically may be done abdominally, laparoscopic, robotic assisted, or vaginally. Most surgeons will have a preferred approach depending on training & experience. The fda warnings have caused many surgeons to stop using mesh by vaginal approach. However, those that have a lot of experience with transvaginal mesh have had excellent results. It matters more who does you surgery. ...Read more
No simple answer:
Mesh is a tool that is used in many different ways in uorgynecology. Some uses appear to have low risks of problems (e.g. for urinary incontinence) and have significant advantages, and other uses have high risks of serious complications and no proof of advantages.
If your doctor is recommending the use of mesh for your prolapse or incontinence, make sure they do the procedures often. ...Read more
How can you tell if the pain in the pelvic area is not a Ovarian problem or a Bladder problem or possibly both?
Pain is confusing: Pelvic pain can be confusing, even for doctors who treat it every day. Its not always possible to tell where it is coming from on symptoms alone. Sometimes you need and exam, tests or even a surgical procedure to determine the cause. An Ob/Gyn is a good place to start to try and figure it out. Best wishes! ...Read more
I believe this is the problem I am having because I was constipated, but I am now having severe nonstop pain in my pelvic area.
Severe pain: Too non-specific! If you are really having non-stop pain you have to be seen and evaluated promptly. When did it begin, is it focal, does it associated with any other symptoms, does anything you do make it better or worse, there are loads of important questions that you have to answer. See a doc ASAP. ...Read more
I'm having discomfort in my lower left pelvic area. No urinary problems, no other symptoms present. It's just uncomfortable. Should I be worried?
Lower left quadrant: Discomfort in that area may be due to an inguinal hernia, muscular strain or inflammation, or inflammation of the descending colon as seen in diverticulitis or inflammatory bowel disorders. If this discomfort persists, you should be examined by a physician for diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate referral to a specialist may be advised. ...Read more
For last 3 month I have been suffering from pain on my left upper part near pelvic muscle. I have ultrasonograph but nothing found. Problem still exist.
4 disorders: An pelvic ultrasound may show 1)a pregnancy that is in the wrong place (ectopic) or that is miscarrying, 2) fibroids (benign growths coming from the wall of the uterus, 3) a thickened lining of the uterine cavity from a polyp or overgrowth of the endometrial cells, 4)ovarian cysts or masses and 5) adenomyosis. ...Read more
There is a pain in my pelvic region almost like periods pain but no periods is this ok...or this pain leads to any problem?
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Cyclic pelvic pain could be endometriosis or a variety of other gynecologic causes ...Read more
Of course there is a lot of reason for abdominal pain
in you continue to have pain in lower abdomen and all the test were normal suspect adhesions
multiple surgeries can cause adhesion in so many direction that will cause a band like structure that can cause obstruction to the bowels specially small bowel
in case of doubt they can look now with a laproscope and discover the problem and fix it ...Read more
Is it right that 60% of erbs palsy cases happened because of congenital problem in pelvic of the mother?
Injury of the: Brachial Plexus, 5 nerves that exit the spinal cord between neck bones & give the arm movement & feeling, can occur at delivery of a breech or large baby or if baby's head delivers normally but 1 shoulder gets stuck under mom's pelvic bones. In 90%, function recovers in 2 wks. Or in 3-6 mos. With physical therapy. Seek treatments for depression/ anxiety, as they can impact infant development. ...Read more
Pain in back, hips, pelvis, and abdomen that continues to be spreading and worsening? My doctor won't listen to my problems and I'm getting concerned.
Haven't started my period in 14 days and having pelvic pain and low adominal pain in the uterus whts the problem?
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more