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    I have blocked fallopian tubes and have been suffering with pelvic pain for the last 18 months. the pain is quiet bad and im always taking painkillers. when i went for a recent pelvic ultrasound the doctor asked me if i'd had surgery which i had not, im assuming some scar tissue showed up on the scan for her to ask this. My Question is would having both tubes blocked cause so much pain?





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    I suffer from lower back pain and pain in my hip which occasionally gives way with shooting pain. I've had xrays & mri all that it showed was couple of bulges in lower back no wear n tear. I had an epidural in lower back but this didn't help either. They advised that i need to strengthen my pelvic floor which i know i do as i do occasionally suffer leakage etc had 3 natural births However when i have been doing pelvic floor exercises i have found this seems to cause more pain in my hip to the degree before where i was unable to sit stand or lay down i was in so much pain. I don't know what to do Dr just says keep doing it but last time i was on crutches and taking morphine for pain got so bad.





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    I'm 60yrs. old and had a hysterectomy at age 58. Eight months later i had vaginal vault prolapse. I had surgery to repair that and ended up with a small mesh erosion. I had that repaired and now have constant pelvic pressure and sometimes a tugging pain in my pelvic area and low back pain. My Dr. says everything is secure and doesn't see anything wrong. He has ordered a defacography. Has anyone experienced this? It's not in my head, i know what i feel.





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    Hi, I have a weak pelvic floor but when I do exercises my bladder and bowel become over active,I get bad trappped wind & bloating, feel sick and get a lot of pain all over the pelvic and abs area, back and front. I struggle to sit comfortably and get pain in my tailbone. I also occassionly get out of breath and also get more hiccups. I was doing the exercises about a 6 weeks ago and then got a kidney infectionand stopped. I have just started to try and do them again (at the advice of the physio I have just started) and the symtoms have all flared up again. I'm not sure if this is normal like when you first start exercising any body part or if I should stop the exercises. I have also been researching hypertonic pelvic floor muscles but I'm not sure if my symptoms are severe enough. I should also add I suffer with anxiety. A reply and and any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks for listening, Lou





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    Hi Lou, it does sound like you have some hypertonicity or spasm in your pelvic floor muscles which would explain the pain in your tailbone and sitting discomfort. However it is not normal to experience the extent of pain in your abs, back and the responses your bladder, bowel and abdomen when performing the exercises correctly. I am not sure whether this could be due to the hypertonicity also. I would see a specialist Pelvic Floor (Women's Health/Pelvic Health) Physiotherapist to have the muscles and your technique assessed and they can also help with decreasing the muscle spasm. Hope that helped, Samantha

    Hi,I have been having bleeding between periods,after sex,weight loss,pelvic pain, smelly odour,tired all the time,leg pain, back pain,and adominal pain,all this since 2010. what could it be? please help as iam really worried, thanks Jo





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    Did you ever get a responce to your question? I am 40 and having same problems but I have had loads of blood tests but nothing has shown up, like you I am concered.

    I have been suffering with crippling period pains since I was 13, I'm now 21. Recently this has gotten much much worse, when a year ago I was bleeding for over 3 months. Went to my GP who told me I had chlamydia and needed to go to a gum clinic. Got myself tested for everything - came back clean as expected. So visited another GP. Sent for ultrasound scans which showed I had polycystic ovaries (I should mention I currently have the implanon to stop me bleeding, I've had this for 5 years, changed after 3 years). No signs of why I'd be suffering with chronic pelvic pain. So, 8 weeks on I saw a specialist who told me it was likely I had endometriosis and needed a laproscopy to diagnose this. 10 weeks later, operation performed and no signs of endo even though my bowel had fused due to scarring to my pelvic wall. Pain was better for maybe 2 months? Pain started again, full force. I now can barely walk, am passing out, crying, my life has stopped due to this pain. I don't know what else to do. I've had a smear test and been told i have precancerous cells which need keeping an eye on also. I was referred to a chronic pelvic pain clinic but I want to know what's wrong with me, not just how to deal with it. I know my bowel has fused again as I've seen a specialist who said yes it's trapping what should be coming out, which is adding to your pain. Is it possible I still have endometriosis without them seeing it on a laproscopy? It answers all my symptoms, the fatigue, the pain, the back pain, the nausea? I just need someone to tell me what this is so I can learn to live with it, and not let it rule my life anymore. Thanks for reading, CS





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    I am having left testicle pain(at the back of the testicle) pain for more than a year now. I am 38 this year. I did go for physical checkup and scrotum ultrasound which all came out negative. I had quite a bad heartburn and lower abdominal pain 1 year ago where I went for endoscopy and colonoscopy. The Gastroentologist found two polyps at my rectum and removed it. Now I don't have stomach or lower abdominal pain except heartburn at times. But the left testicle and pelvic pain which started since a year ago with lower abdominal pain and heartburn is still there. Left testicle pain is more prominent especially when there is a sudden move even when I wear trousers or pants. The pain is more like a stinging pain. My PSA is negative and CT scan also came out negative. Doctors said it could be a nerve problem which could heal by itself and since scrotum ultrasound, physical check, CT scan and urine test, other blood test came out negative, I don't have to worry. But the left testicle and pelvic pain is still there. How not to worry? Please help.





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    My doctor won't refer me to see a gyno, what should I do? Im 26 and had three children now aged 6 5 3, i suffered from pelvic separation during my last pregnancy and I've never felt right since, i leak wee went i laugh, cough and sneeze, i get sharp pains in my right side low down between leg and pelvic, my vagina externally falls down when i use the toilet, squat. I've tried pelvic floor exercises but i don't have any feeling when doing it. I really don't know what to do anymore.





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    You need a new Dr!!! If your physician isn't giving you the answers you need, and you can't trust them in your care, its time to go to a new one. You obviously have some issues, it could be a prolapse of some kind, and it needs to be checked. Please go see a Dr that DOES care about you!

    I have a problem with vaginal wind (fanny farts), as I go about my daily life. It has nothing to do with sex. I have just bought a pelvic exerciser similar to what the NHS provide on prescription. I don't know if this will help with my problem as they seem to only strenghten the outer muscles. As you get older the pelvic walls become loser and fanny farts come about. I don't know if the whole pelvic wall needs to be strenghthened. If so , I don't know how to strenghten the whole pelvic wall. Can any one answer my questions. I do not have a prolapse which would be another reason someone could suffer the embarassing condition. I want to do all I can before telling my GP. Thanks





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    Take a look at this site it might do the tricvk.http://pelvicfloorexerciser.net/

    iam a 30yr old female en early june of 2011 i started with really bad diahrrea after eating taco bell got treated was fine for a couple weeks now its all back again i get a sharp pain under my left rib cage and travels to my mid abdomen and my back my stools are not loose because i started activia and more veggies and fruit when i wipe it looks yellow with mucus and it stinks my poop does not smell normal i feel very nauseated at times sometimes no appetitte and my mouth is very dry...all stool samples and blood work and ct scans came back ok im getting a colonoscopy in 9 days im very frustrated and depressed i was feeling fine and now im a big basket case!!! and to top it off im having bad left sided pelvic and lower back pain i went to the er and i was diagnosed with cervacitis pelvic and vaginal ultrasound came back fine obgyn gave me a depo shot because he thinks it might be endomitriosis and said to go back in dec. so must live with these sharp stabbing pains in my pelvic area all i do i pray to my lord for healing a nd strengnth i feel like my obgyn blew me off!!!i feel very bloated in my lower abdomen pelvic area as well!!





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    Hi, I am 30 and have had the very same happen to me i also had a colonoscopy and they discovered i had ibd which is crhons and with that i had ulcers.

    I have the same pain and have had for a few years now. It's considerably worse as the pain never goes away anymore. I have had a series of tests and have been recommended to have my large intestine removed. I too had gone to my obgyn and felt like she blew me off.

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    Hi Georgeta, I think you may have a problem with your pelvic floor if you need to urinate so much. The pain in your vagina could be vulvodynia. This can be treated with anti-depressants to calm the nerves down. You CAN get help. You need to go to a gynae that specialises in pelvic pain and who understands vulvodynia/pelvic pain syndrome. Ask for a proper diagnosis and treatment immediatly to put you out of this awful discomfort.

    im a 47 yr old woman who has had 2 children. my pelvic floor is weak this i know,but i have a terrible pain in my pelvic area the end which is called Lschium.im wondering is this caused from my weak pelvis and would the pelvic toner help me. thankls





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    i have aching and pelvic area the pain seems to come fome my testicles but pain in pelvic erea feels like i have needed to wee for a long time but havent gone herts the most in the morning





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    hi there, i have had the marina coil fitted about 2 years ago now.. i am lucky and do not get periods with this type of coil, i can say for around 4 months after having coil fitted i had severe pelvic pain and personally wanted to rip it out but i was patient and it eased off, i still sometimes get pelvic pain on the odd occasion sometimes around when my period was due but apart from that i'm enjoying no periods as i had severe bleeding and periods lasted weeks... my advice is see how it goes let it settle as you are still young.. and when it comes to intercourse try a less penetrating position as this can cause pelvic pain also.. :o)

    Ack! Please get to the doctor soon. This sounds like a classic example of chlamydia that has spread, perhaps as far as your liver as part of an out of control Pelvic Inflammatory disease. Chlamydia is very destructive to the Fallopian tubes. It can also cause severe pelvic infection. If untreated, about 30% of women with chlamydia will develop pelvic inflammatory disease. Symptoms of pelvic infection include fever, pelvic cramping, abdominal pain, or pain with intercourse. Pelvic infection can lead to difficulty in becoming pregnant or even sterility. Occasionally, if the infection is severe enough, a localized area of infection and pus (an abscess) forms, and major surgery may be necessary and even lifesaving. Because it is common for infected women to have no symptoms, chlamydial infection is often untreated and results in extensive destruction of the Fallopian tubes, fertility problems and tubal pregnancy. Again, I urge you to see a doctor ASAP.

    Hello, Since 2 years now i have been having white discharge, and the doctor said it was a yeast infection, the treatment was of no help, and i kept taking ovules again and again. Finally I went to a gynacologist and i was treated with antbiotics for ureaplasma. 6 months later i still had the same symptoms as well as strong bladder pain,or pelvic pain; which would stretch out into my articulations, especially, hips, knees, and ankles. I went to another doctor and got checked for clamydia , it was positive, after ten days of antibiotics, I still have discharge, pelvic pain, joint pain, and painful intercourse. Please let me know if you have an idea of anything that could be causing these problems, thankyou very much.





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    Please can someone help me.. I have very bad pelvic pain.. in fact it is very extremely painful to the point where I cannot breathe or move . This happens few minutes before I pass faeces. I can actually feel the stool go through my tubes and then know that when it gets to the end I am in for a very painful time. I go to the toilet and it is uncomfortable but easy to pass but when it comes to the end I have the pain again. I also have the same pain when having a wee. It also feels like some sort of pressure in my pelvic region and hurts to move . Please could someone help.. This is not the first time it has happened. thankyou





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    THe surgery fixed your prolapse but the cause of it is a weak pelvic floor. Ask your GP to refer you to a womens physio, you need to strengthen up your pelvic floor and lower abdominal or it will happen again. try to avoid constipation, watch your weight. You could try a pelvic exercise machine if you find the manual squeezing exercises impossible to do (this is quite possible because your muscles are weak - you wont be able to feel them to squeeze and 'pull up') look at Kegel8 or Athena Pelvic Toner, they will help. Please do not put up with pain, ask your GP for help, but also you have to watch your weight, not smoke etc, and be proactive in your own health. So many other women suffer, we should be thankful to Embarassing bodies for highlighting this issue and helping us to help each other.

    For years I have had flare ups of cystitis/urethritis type symptoms which take about a year to die down. Recently I have had the vulvodynia/ urethritis again but with bladder/pelvic pain and an urgency to urinate with bladder pain which I never had before to this extent. Also a feeling if pressure. I had a pelvic scan and this showed a very small 3 cm subserosal fibroid. GP says IBS and inflammation of urethra is causing problems but I wonder if it is related to fibroid? I've been referred to gynae but die anyone have any advice? I am in excrutiating pain and GP dies not seem to understand. Is there any specialists in uk/ Scotland.





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    I have been getting problems going to the toilet alot it feels like I need a wee all the time even when I've got to the toilet it stings sometimes down there and I feel sick sometimes and get tummy pains it's making my life a misery:(

    I don't know of any Doctors in UK or Scotland. I have been suffering from Interstitial Cystitis for over a year now. Have you thought about seeing a Urologist? A Urologist can treat for things you General PR actioner cannot. When I get nasty flare ups I find that a hot bath or shower helps relax My muscles. I wanted you to know you are not alone in this. Everything you described I go through too. o Whatever you have to do to treatment for this. JUST DONT GIVE UP!!! You will find the right Doctor and GET THE TREATMENT YOU NEED!!!! May God bless you on your journey, it may not always be easy, but YOU ARE WORTH IT!!! Good luck to you. Let us know how it all turns out for you.

    I am an Australian Pelvic Health Physiotherapist currently working in Canada and I would just like to raise awareness about the role that Physios play in Pelvic Floor dysfunction. Our scope of practice includes treatment of incontinence, or leaking, of the bladder and bowel, frequent urination, constipation, unsatisfying or painful intercourse (dyspareunia) and pelvic pain (eg. sacroiliac joint pain, vestibulodynia and others). We also consult in pre and post natal assessment, planning and education for prevention of future pelvic floor issues. As physiotherapists we treat muscles, joints and nerves and specialise in optimising the function of the pelvic floor muscles by conducting a thorough and holistic assessment and providing individualised treatment programs. I would encourage any woman (or man) who is experiencing issues with their pelvic floor to seek advice or treatment from a Pelvic Health physio, continence clinics and nurses or gynecologists. It is not something that anybody should have to suffer with and it is never to soon or too late to try improve your pelvic floor. If you are looking for a Pelvic Health (Women's Health) Physiotherapist in Canada, please follow the link below: http://www.physiotherapy.ca/Divisions/Womens-Health?lang=en-ca Similarly, for a specialised physiotherapist in Australia, this link allows for searching by Continence/Women's Health and Pre-post natal. http://www.physiotherapy.asn.au/APAWCM/Controls/FindaPhysio.aspx





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    hi there,43 years old female.3 years ago had irregular and heavy periods also lost 3 stone in weight.nobody seems to be bothered about weight lose.still losing the odd 1b or two now.think that is due to lack of appetite..fibroids found.so had endometrial ablation done 2 years ago.that help.but still getting pain from pelvic area where fibroid found.had endoscopy done last year.nothing abnormal found.now on 50g amitriptyline for pelvic pain.which seem to be doing nothing apart from make me sleep.now every month when i have a period the pain is constant.still attending hospital.where do i go from here..





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    I was disgnoised with vulvodynia yesterday after 4 visits to my obgyn, pain Dr. and gastro Dr. I had a pneudondol nerve block, cortisone injection in right hip....nothing helped and Ive had this pain and pressure for 4 months now. The specialist I went to yesterday specializes in pelvic floor problems. I am relieved to know what this pain is but also dissapointed that there's not much you can do for relief. I got a prescription for 5% litocaine compounded in natural base. It helps for about 20 minutes or until I pee again. Will be checking in to pelvic food physical therapy. Has anyone tried the physical therapy? If so has it helped?





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    Sorry for the typos. Meant pelvic floor physical therapy

    Yes, I too have vulvodynia. I've had it since October 2008. I went through pelvic floor physical therapy for a number of visits, it did not help me much at all. The meter always showed my pelvic floor muscles were very high 17-20 when they should have been around 1-3. I also had a pudendal nerve block and a type of botox. After that treatment my numbers were lower to closer to 3 for a time. Then my doctor sometimes you may have to get a second pudendal nerve block as one may not be enough. I proceeded to have a second nerve block but without the botox treatment the second time. Trouble is my insurance didn't cover the botox, so I had to pay for the out of pocket which was about $2,100.00. Find a good gynecologist that knows how to treat this condition. Lidocaine made me much worse. If it burns, it is best to tell your ob/gyn and stop treatment if it feels worse. I'm on a treatment of low dose estradiol cream both external and vaginally once a day, as well as Vivelle Dot estradil patch now, and several other medications. The cream estradiol is specially made for my situation. As well as the burning and stinging pain, I had a lot of pain sitting, and I had a lot of inflamation in my private area. I'm 55 and low estrogen in my body seems to cause more atrophy as well which makes things painful too. Not sure where you live, but if you live anywhere near Florida, contact Dr. Georgine Lamvu. She specializes in treating vulvodynia and it is something she has told me has to be treated on an ongoing basis unfortunately. If you do not live near that area, perhaps you could contact her for a referral to another doctor in you area that specializes in that treatment. Good luck, it is not easy to get relief, just know that it takes some time to get better and your doctor will have to figure out what works best for your particular case. It can be very frusrating I know, but there is help out there and you are not alone. Other symptoms including feeling like it hurt for my underwear to touch me and they are cotton or the feeling of rawness. Be patient, which I know is very hard cause I've been there. I hope you find some help soon and I hope you contact Dr Lamvu. She is very good and understands this condition very well.

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    Hello, I would like to try one of the pelvic toners used on your programme, if I remember right the pelvic floor cones came out equal best with the pelvic toner.





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    I'd suffered from severe pelvic pain for over 2 years which left me feeling sick and shaking. I went to my doctor numerous times and was told that it was my IBS. They only really took interest when i changed my complaint from stomach pain to pelvic pain. I was referred to a gynecologist who performed a keyhole op to have a look. I was found to have pelvic adhesions, ovarian cysts and mild endometriosis (note: mild does NOT equal painless). I was told that there were not many patches of endo that the doctor could see but this didn't mean that there was none, some of it was just to small to see. After the op I decided to go on the depo provera contraceptive injection and it has been a lifesaver for me. My advice is to explain to your doctor how this is affecting your life, tell them all the symptoms, even the yukky embarrassing ones and try and get referred to a gynacologist. Don't feel alone, there are lots of women out there feeling just like you. There are forums online where you can chat to other women with endo.





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    Options for management of stress urinary incontinence include physiotherapy, pessaries and surgery. These are often used for prolapses but can also help to put internal pressure on the urethra to assist in closure and prevent leaking. There is such a thing as Botox for the muscles of the pelvic floor however this only helps to relax, not to strengthen. In some cases it can help to relax specific muscles that are in spasm or are tight and causing dysfunction. A Pelvic Health Physiotherapy assessment can help determine the cause of the pelvic floor dysfunction (which could involve straining, back or hip pain, incorrect movement patterns) and teach you how to perform Kegels correctly. 40% of women who have only been verbally instructed how to do the exercise are doing it incorrectly and some of those women are actually doing harm to their pelvic floor instead.

    Hi, I am 23 and I have had a child 2 years ago and i have found that my pelvic floor is just so weak, every time i sneeze or laugh i have to cross my legs, or even when i am on a trampoline or evan running its like i have no contol at all. I have tried to do the pelvic foor exercise but i just cant seem to do them. I have been thinking about getting a pelvic toner but not sure which one. can anyone help me with some advise. many thanks lisa





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    I am a mother of two, the youngest is 10. My marriage broke up a couple of years ago and we did not have a physical relationship for many years. I now have a new partner and I can't orgasm properly. My pelvic floor is not what is used to be following two vaginal births. I attended physio and did my best to keep up with the pelvic floor exercises, but still feel that things are not right. I have purchased the aqauflex pelvic floor cones, but can't seem to keep these in. I occasionally have stress incontinence and find that during intercourse, I am unable to function my pelvic floor in the way it should, I.e. Contract my pelvic floor, meaning that I didn't orgasm. I can feel my bladder at the edge of my vagina, more than it ever was in the past, and try to hold this up, but fail miserably. Is there surgery available that would strengthen my pelvic floor and enable me to lead a normal sex life. And not feel that he is having sex with the Mersey tunnel





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    am 17 and recently stop taking a contraceptive pills due to the side effects which range form excessive bleeding during and after period which sometimes went on for about 2 to 3 week, to pain around the pelvic as well as runny discharge ,which my doctor said was due to BV and prescribed me some antibiotics which work for about a week but the following month after my period return .however, she never did any test to be sure if it was actually BV.around 10 weeks ago i notice the runny discharge have return and bleed after period along with some pelvic pain am sacred and don't know what to do





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    Hi Lorraine, your concerns are common but not normal. Sexual climax depends on several things, including how aroused you are, stress, your relationship etc. and definitely on the tone and function of your pelvic floor muscles. The stronger they are, the more sensation and stronger the climax can be. It may be worthwhile seeing a pelvic health physiotherapist to check the how your pelvic floor muscles are going, particularly after having 3 babies (congrats!) and for ways to enhance their function. Here is a link to finding a Pelvic Health PT in Australia, Canada, USA or UK http://pelvichealthphysio.blogspot.ca/p/find-pelvic-health-pt.html

    I am 28 and have 3 children, I have a really heavy discharge which causes me to wear a pad at times. Sometimes I can actually feel the loss when out and about its white and quite thick, I don't think it is trush I have no itch, no smell. Other times its only mild, I am really quite worried I had chlamydia 7 or 8 years ago could this re-occur? about 6 weeks ago I was treated for a pelvic infection as I also had alot of pain the pelvic region it has gone now. My yougest baby is 6months Can you help.





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