(Closed) Constant dull ache

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
Member
1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Have you had a pelvic ultrasound?  I’d probably request one to make sure there isn’t something structural and/or easily identifiable that’s causing your discomfort.  Based on your description, I might suspect a fibroid.  I’m in the camp that constant discomfort is not normal. 

Post # 5
Member
1272 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Can I ask how you know the pain is from your uterus?? Maybe I just don’t know my body as well as you, but I couldn’t pinpoint an internal area like that!

The other reason I ask is that I get back pain that often ‘travels’ down the backs of my legs, as you describe, and my osteo is great at relieving it, mostly by working on my hip flexor muscles… but if you know it is something internal then disregard this advice 🙂

I hope you work it out soon, it sounds horrible!

Post # 6
Member
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@cornflowerblue:  Did you have the same pain and in the same intensity when you were on BCP?  Do you have the pain every day or just during certain parts of your cycle?  Does it get worse/better when you eat or after you have a BM?  Do you have it in the middle of the night?  You say that the pain is worse during BD, but is it also worse during/before AF?

Post # 7
Member
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve not had any experience of this..perhaps your doctor could refer you to a specialist for further investigation? Hope it goes away soon, sorry you are suffering this.

Post # 8
Bee
588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007 - Radisson Hotel

The pain that travels down your leg is likely (Not a doc) called “Sciatic nerve pain”. It’s common during pregnancy, too. However, if you feel the pain during sex, I’d request a transvaginal (dildo cam) ultrasound to make sure everything is okay. I’d be a little worried that there might be cysts, or polyps or possibly something else. I’m kind of surprised you’ve mentioned it before and never had an ultrasound done on you. A constant pain in NOT normal.

 

Post # 9
Member
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I agree that you should request a transvaginal ultrasound.  A yr before I found out I had the fibroid from Hell, I complained to my NP about pain during sex.  If your OBGYN refuses, go to another office.   I suffered needlessly for years and needed a myomectomy to resolve my uterine issues.

 

 

Post # 12
Member
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@cornflowerblue:  OMG.  I can’t believe she told you that.  Really.  Its not about being limber.  Having the trans-vag will @ least give you a picture of what’s going on in there. Otherwise it could be hormonal.  I use to have painful menses before I had my recent surgeries for fibroids and uterine scarring.  Because of my issues, my hormones were out of whack.  Once I resolved w/ the aid of acupunture, I have mild cramping first day only.  Its amazing. 

Post # 13
Member
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had similar pains and my doctor did not feel any cysts during examination, but I had to have the transvaginal ultrasound to check on my uterus and they ended up finding a large cyst on my ovary that hadn’t been detected before. The doctor said the cyst can put pressure on other organs because it pushes them out of the way to make room- I felt so relieved to hear that only because it finally confirmed that the pain wasn’t in my head. I was also told that because of where the cyst was on my ovary, it would not have been found during a normal exam.

 Anyway, I had an IUD (not for the cyst) put in and the doctor requested a follow-up visit to check on the cyst to make sure it wasn’t getting any bigger because it was bordering large enough to have it surgically removed. During my follow-up examp, they found it had shrunk to half it’s size! My leg pains, pain during sex and even pain w/tampons had stopped and it’s been almost a year since I’ve experienced any of that! I’m not positive the IUD was what caused the cyst to shrink, but I am sure that those pains were caused by the cyst! As many PP’s have said, I’d request a transvaginal ultrasound.

The topic ‘Constant dull ache’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors