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Chronic Pelvic Pain - And Back Pain . . .

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 23, 2009
  • 07:05 PM

Male 20 yrs 120 lbs 5'8. I've been hassling with this nonsense for over 4 years. Right now, the diagnosis is "osteitis pubis," and that the swelling is causing all of my genitourinary symptoms (of which there are many). An MRI revealed that I have "moderate disc degeneration" at L5-S1, but now I have pain in the mid-back area (just below the shoulder blades).

Suddenly I have had pain in my left side: slightly below my ribcage and toward the back. I don't think I've done anything to pull a muscle, and it doesn't change based on my position/pressure. Getting back to the pelvic pain, a dermatologist's PA had me on Bactrim/Septra (a sulfa antibiotic) for over 3 years (he was fired when the actual dr. found out). My symptoms had a slow onset, does anyone think it could be related?

Here is a brief picture of my treatment/diagnostic history:

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/7808/screenshot20091123at110.png

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  • Have they checked you for Lyme disease, autoimmune disorders and thyroid problems? If not, get checked for those. My Lyme came on as back pain - severe and then overnight got horrible - infection spread to spine. Lyme can cause stomach problems, pain around ribcage, spleen/liver swelling and symptoms you may not even realize could be related like muscle and joint pain, headaches, sleep disturbances, etc. Have someone run a complete work up on you - I too have been dealing with this for 4+ years and doctors seem to have no clue half of the time. Sites like lymenet can help with list of symptoms. Male 20 yrs 120 lbs 5'8. I've been hassling with this nonsense for over 4 years. Right now, the diagnosis is "osteitis pubis," and that the swelling is causing all of my genitourinary symptoms (of which there are many). An MRI revealed that I have "moderate disc degeneration" at L5-S1, but now I have pain in the mid-back area (just below the shoulder blades). Suddenly I have had pain in my left side: slightly below my ribcage and toward the back. I don't think I've done anything to pull a muscle, and it doesn't change based on my position/pressure. Getting back to the pelvic pain, a dermatologist's PA had me on Bactrim/Septra (a sulfa antibiotic) for over 3 years (he was fired when the actual dr. found out). My symptoms had a slow onset, does anyone think it could be related?Here is a brief picture of my treatment/diagnostic history:http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/7808/screenshot20091123at110.png
    rainsky 28 Replies
    • November 24, 2009
    • 09:30 PM
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  • Get Lyme testing done and thyroid, autoimmune disease testing. I would see a rheumo, infectious disease and possibly an ortho. Male 20 yrs 120 lbs 5'8. I've been hassling with this nonsense for over 4 years. Right now, the diagnosis is "osteitis pubis," and that the swelling is causing all of my genitourinary symptoms (of which there are many). An MRI revealed that I have "moderate disc degeneration" at L5-S1, but now I have pain in the mid-back area (just below the shoulder blades). Suddenly I have had pain in my left side: slightly below my ribcage and toward the back. I don't think I've done anything to pull a muscle, and it doesn't change based on my position/pressure. Getting back to the pelvic pain, a dermatologist's PA had me on Bactrim/Septra (a sulfa antibiotic) for over 3 years (he was fired when the actual dr. found out). My symptoms had a slow onset, does anyone think it could be related?Here is a brief picture of my treatment/diagnostic history:http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/7808/screenshot20091123at110.png
    rainsky 28 Replies
    • November 24, 2009
    • 10:42 PM
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