I had my uterus removed vaginally (ovaries left) to repair a cystecelle 2 years ago. A year later 2 other surgeries, one to remove grandulomas on my vaginal wall from the rejection of the repliform. Every time I saw this doctor something else happened. I was forced to go out of town to be treated and 2 months later had surgery to remove the repliform that was severely infected and my body was rejecting.
Right before the last surgery a permanent stitch was removed by my obgyn. on the right side the next few days I started feeling something on my right side falling. Within a week I was bed riden. Then went out of town to have the repliform removed.
My dh remembers me saying that my right side lower back was hurting after the first surgery. When I mentioned it to my obgyn he said that it is from the way I was laying during my first surgery. So I just figured it would heal. I am really out of shape now because for two years I didn't want to agravate my side so I've tried to be still.
Now whenever I lift my grandbabies (17 lbs) or drive, or work at my desk (swivel chair) I get this terrible nagging right abdomenal pain in my right hip bone and lower pelvic area. Also that feeling that something is not tight enough and gravity is pulling it down.
My last episode happend this past Tuesday. After 6 hours at work I found myself doubled over, holding my right abdomen side up with my hands. Went to my out of town doctor two days later he said that everything looks supported and that the pain I'm feeling is from an inflamed SACROILIAC JOINT. And that sometimes that pain sends mixed messages and I think the pain is in my pelvic area. I'm having a real hard time believing!
This is the first I've heard of this diagnosis. I have been complaining about this for 2 years now. I really feel that the permenant stitch that was removed, was supporting something and that's what I feel falling.
I do have right lower back pain. It does seem to hurt while sitting/driving my car etc. I'm so confused and frustrated.
I'm now seeing a Digestive Care doctor, because I've developed constipation and my bowels don't seem to want to work properly. I really feel that my colon is dropping??
I start physical therapy next Wed. on the inflamed sacroiliac joint.
Can this SI joint cause this feeling of dropping???
Oh gosh, I don't know. I'm sorry you are having such a difficult time.
All I can say is that I believe that all of the internal organs are connected. When there is trauma in one area, it can cause problems elsewhere. Personally, I am having some bad pain down my right leg and numbness. I believe it is coming from my hip and/or my thorasic spine. My gyn/onc said it wasn't from the surgery, but it could be because of reduced muscle tone holding the spine in place which has kind of ricocheted throughout my body.
I encourage you to keep asking questions until you are satisfied with the explanations. I hope you get some relief soon.
Oh, and are you feel the pulling when you are lying down?
I feel like I'm alone with this. I also feel like the doctors aren't listening to me.
No, laying down relieves the pressure. I think it's gravity, when my body gets fatigued and gravity takes over. My ligaments/tendons in that area are stressed giving me that sensation/feeling of falling/dropping.
I've been off work since Thursday, relaxing and laying down when I feel tired. Today I'm feeling better. I'm sure the muscle relaxer and Motrin 600 for inflamation is helping!
I do know that I must get stronger muscles, expecially in the core area, but everytime I start to feel better, I walk on the treadmill and do AM Yoga, mild moves and that severe pain starts
I told my husband that I'm afraid that pressure/pulling/pain will snap and something in there will fall.
I'm going to tell the physical therapist my concern. How far to I push myself? I'm scared!
I suggest you get another doctor. It never hurts to get another opinion. Your doctor is hired by you, not the other way around. If his/her answers are insufficient and/or he/she doesn't take time to explain things then it is time to hire a new one.
You also might look into a physical therapy called Myofascial Release by John Barnes. I have had that therapy and it has done wonders for me in the past. I'm about to go get some more treatments for my back/leg pain and numbness.