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Doctor insights on: Utero Tubo Ovarian Ligament

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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. I was told it could be a hip ligament issue, but I'm worried about it being an ovarian issue. How can I tell the difference between the two?

I've been having low back/right pelvic pain (2 in. above mons pubis/possibly where ovary is?) for a month now. I was told it could be a hip ligament issue, but I'm worried about it being an ovarian issue. How can I tell the difference between the two?

Examinations: 22yo female w. "low back/right pelvic pain" seeks differentiation as to pelvic ligament vs. ovary pain generation. Pelvic examination, by Gynecologist, w. ovary palpation arousal of ipsilateral pain suggests ovary. Low back exam arousing ipsilateral positive Fortin, Gillette & Forward Flexion Test Signs, elicited by an Osteopath, are pathognomonic for pelvic ligament disorder/pain generation. ...Read more

Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more


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What is the difference between tubo ovarian complex vs tubo ovarian abscess?

What is the difference between tubo ovarian complex vs tubo ovarian abscess?

Not quite the same: A tubo-ovarian complex can be made up of ovarian cysts involving the far end (distal) end of the adherent Fallopian tube which does not appear to be infected. A tube ovarian abscess demonstrates evidence of an obvious closed infection involving both the Fallopian tube and the ovary. A tubo ovarian complex can also appear to be a tubo ovarian abscess on ultrasound ...Read more

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Would it be true to say that salpingitis is the same thing as a tubo ovarian abscess?

Would it be true to say that salpingitis is the same thing as a tubo ovarian abscess?

Yes and No: All tubo-ovarian abscess (toa) have salpingitis (inflammation/infection of the tube) but not all salpingitis have a toa. If left untreated, most salpingitis will turn into a toa. So yes they are related but not the same. ...Read more

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How to best prevent tubo ovarian abcess caused by strep or staph.ive had 2 in last 2 years.

How to best prevent tubo ovarian abcess caused by strep or staph.ive had 2 in last 2 years.

Just say no to sex: Having unprotected sex might be the biggest risk factor. I'd recommend always using a barrier (condom, cervical cap) anytime you decide to have intercourse. A thorough consult with your physician will provide more answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I had a tubo ovarian abcess from strep last year it didnt show up on blood tests.why?even though there was a lot of pus and I needed morphine.

When I had a tubo ovarian abcess from strep last year it didnt show up on blood tests.why?even though there was a lot of pus and I needed morphine.

You should be Happy: Tubo Ovarian abscess is usually capsulated in chronic cases and the pus is not in your belly. Anything that is not acute and leaking may not show in your blood tests. Also, sometimes we get treated partially by antibiotics that we take empirically and the abscess becomes quiet for some time to allow the infection to remain silent till the abscess becomes huge or spreads to neighboring organs. ...Read more

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Can having a tubo ovarian abscess cause you to get ovarian cysts? Never had them before had mass pelvic sepsis, now have them. Is there a link?

Yes: Yes if you had a massive tubo-ovarian abscess, depending on how it was treated, it could cause ongoing issues with ovarian cyst formation. I'm so sorry you're going through this. ...Read more

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Help with ligament re-injury from wearing platforms?

Help with ligament re-injury from wearing platforms?

Ligament: Platform shoes are the worst type of shoe . They altern normal anatomical dynamics causing a host of issues from stretching of ligaments, to abnormal stress on knees and hips ann back. You must rest the area, take some anti-inflammatory agents and perhaps have pt. Secondly throw the platforms out wear shoes that are anatomical -flats or minimal heel. ...Read more