I am absolutely in agony. To summarize starting in August I started experiencing a great deal of low back,coccyx, buttocks, groin pain. The onset of symptoms also included leg pain. FFwd to now: I am experiencing so much pain same areas as I mentioned but the leg pain has diminished and now I also have left pelvic,abdomen and some chest pains. I am also having severe pain in my thoracic spine as well. I had surgery on Dec. 26th. for ovarian cyst removal and removal of adhesions which I had a lot of adhesions matted in pelvis and abdomen. It hurts so much when I sit, I cannot drive any long distances and I am completely out of work now (house-cleaner). The SCARIEST SYMPTOM I have is I have been unable to have a b.m. for over 4 weeks unless I take a laxative, and keep getting urinary tract infections. I think one of the nerves in my sacral region is impinging, causing this terrible pain. I tried to explain to my doctor that this is not just a case of constipation, as my movements are not normal, like something is compressing that area. I need to see him monday at 9:00 and I am hoping he will listen to my concerns, on the phone he was hesitant to order more tests. I have had a pelvic cat scan that shows herniated discs in the L4-L5 area, an mri of the same area was read as bulging discs with some mild end plate narrowing. I think the reason the radiologists couldn't find nerve impingments was because the mri did not go down to my saccrum/cocyx area. I know there are nerve roots there including nerves from pelvis such as pudendal nerve, pelvis splanchnic. This past summer I got a dirt bike and I thought that maybe riding on that very uncomfortable seat was somehow the reason I had such severe pain. If anyone could help me with your thoughts, suggestions or knowledge would be so appreciated. I am so scared that I cannot go the bathroom and I feel like my body is going through to much. I am scared what is going to happen and it is taking so long to find out. I think I need an mri of my low back with sacrum/coccyx and maybe the thoracic spine. I think I also need to find an orthopedic spine specialists.
I need so much help. Thoughts?