- CASE FILE
I have had I going pelvic pain for the past 9 months. I have had numerous blood tests and procedures which all come back negative.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
In November 2018, I week before I was due to receive my depo provers injection I started having abdominal and pelvic pain. I was having severe cramping and I felt like I was being stabbed. I have a history of ovarian cysts that do not rupture in their own. I started depo provers when I was 15 years old for birth control. I attempted to switch to another form of birth control but had sever pelvic pain when I was off depo. I have to have my ovaries shut down, which is what depo does for me. I have had 2 laparoscopic surgeries to have them removed due to the size. My immediate thought was that I had an ovarian cyst. The pain that I was in felt exactly like the pain I had had in the past. I went to see my pcp. She prefer me a pregnancy test and a pelvic ultrasound. Both came back negative. I then had a CT scan which also came back negative. I ended up I. The ER about 1-2 weeks later because the pain got so bad. There, they did blood tests and also checked STI tests. They stated that they wouldn’t receive the results for a couple of days so they sent me home on prophylactic antibiotics for a possible infection. A couple of days later I got the results of my tests, which were negative. The pain was not getting any better so I decided to go see my gastroenterologist. I was diagnosed with IBS back in 2011 but was never told. I then went back in about 2016 and this is when I was informed of this. I was out in medication at that point. When I went back to my gastroenterologist, they suggested doing a colon cleanse. I also went to a gynecologist the next day just to see if they had any other suggestions. The gynecologist stated that he didn’t think it was gynecological. I decided at that point to do the cleanse. After this was done I had a little less abdominal pain for a little while but the pelvic pain stayed. I decided to go get a second opinion from a different gastroenterologist who did a colonoscopy, endoscopy, checked for celiac, checked inflammatory markers in my blood and referred me to a nutritionist. All of the tests did come back negative, again. I was also referred to see a pelvic floor therapist. I went to therapy once a week for about 8 weeks with no improvement. I then went and saw my chiropractor. He ordered an MRI of my pelvis and my lumbar region. The pelvic MRI came back negative. The lumbar MRI came back with a slight perturbing disc in my L2 region. He stated that he didn’t not think that would be the case of my pain. I started seeing him in a regular basis with no improvement. I am at a loss at this point. I have good days and then I have bad days. My pain is always there but some days, it’s a lot worse.