I have had periodic issues for several years that may not have been diagnosed correctly. I experienced severe left hip and lower back pain. Pain radiating down my left leg along with tingling at times. Also groin pain.
Along with that I had severe hemorrhoid issues that were properly diagosed. I was under the impression that all of the pain I was experiencing was due to the hemorrhoids. I had hemorrhoid surgery and spent a considerable period off time off my feet and with limited time on my feet. The hemerrhoids healed and the hip/back subsided.
From time to time since the hip/back pain has come back but not been severe. Then two weeks ago I was having minor hemerrhoid issues and had a severe and sudden return of the hip/back pain. I turned to get into my pickup and felt like I was hit in the lower back with a cattle prod. My pain was to the point I could barely walk. I saw my primary care provider (ARNP) and was given muscle relaxants and pain killers. After a week I was much improved. I was up moving about and turned to pick up a small trash basket and got the cattle prod again. This time the pain was even worse. I went to a colo-rectal surgeon and was told that the pain was not hemerrhoids. He said "this is outside my speciality but it looks like SI joint issues". He recommended that I get a referal from my PCP to an orthopaedic surgeon for further diagnostics & treatment.
My searching & study on the Web has been supportive of his observation. I also have read several suggestions that that the discomfort from the hemerrhoids may have caused me to walk/stand/sit in unusual ways and perhaps caused temporary SI issues.
Here is my question: As my symptoms have improved significantly and the soonest I can get in to see another doctor is about 2 weeks should I make an appointment and go see the doctor with llitle or no symptoms or should I watch and see if symptoms return and then seek a specialist?