I am a little concerned about some symptoms I have been having lately. I have herniated discs L3-4 and an annular tear at L4-5 which my rheumy thinks has worsened since I was first dx'd in 2002. I have yet to have any surgery. (but I'm thinking about it real hard now that I have to grab onto the headboard of my bed to yank myself around in order to change positions in bed!). At my last appt. my rheumy noticed that I couldn't raise my legs up more than a couple inches off the floor, I couldn't sit up, and I couldn't push against her hand when she did the resistance test. She asked me if I had any pain in the front part of my left hip/groin area, since I had told her that I DID have the pain in that area on my right side.
Well, here lately (few weeks) I have had the pain in my left hip/groin area and it seems to be "deeper" in my back and lower now. Also, when I go to the bath room to empty my bladder I feel "discomfort pressure" behind my bladder. Well, it FEELS like it's BEHIND my bladder. I have never had bladder pain before. Not like this. It feels like pressure that is not painful really but discomfort. I don't have a bladder infection, no blood, no urgency feeling or frequency when only little "trickles" come out! LOL
I have read somewhere that when you have back injuries like mine if you feel pain around your bladder area you should see your doc. I DO wake up at night and all of a sudden I GOTTA GO! I make it, but it's like, I gotta go right now or I'm wetting the bed. A few times I thought I was going to wet my bed, but woke up enough to realize that I needed to get my hiney into the bathroom immediately! LOL But that is the only time I really feel an urgency to go. And like I said, I don't really feel pain like you do with bladder infections or UTI (I've had both) more pressure.
Okay, now that you have heard all the intimate details of my "number 1" experiences, has anyone had these symptoms with back injuries. SHOULD I call my doc?
Like I said, the pain seems to have moved around to both sides of my front hip/groin area, and is now seeming "deeper" in my back.
I have put off surgery because, frankly, I can't afford it, but I'm afraid of what may have happend to me as a result now.
Well, I hope you all have a good rest of the weekend. It's winter here in lower Alabama. Lower 50's. I know, I know, -14 in Minnesota! Been there, and actually sometimes, I miss it!