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Any advice appreciated for ongoing pain

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3 years 4 months ago #21659 by lynne8642
lynne8642 created the topic: Any advice appreciated for ongoing pain
Not sure if I've put this message in right place, hope so. Would be grateful for any advice for ongoing back/rectum ache. History so far. Original symptoms last April were discomfort when driving/ sitting certain positions, feeling of having golf ball in rectum, and low back ache, Colonoscopy, Pelvic scan, cat scan for coccygenia. Nothing untoward. Saw gynaecologist, diagnosed a symptomatic grade 1/2 rectocele. Had surgery Sept for rectocele, perenium repair and another tear near the cervix. Am now four months post surgery and still have foreign object feeling in rectum, low back ache continuously and cannot sit for long as is so uncomfortable. I have seen Gynaecologist who can not understand what is going on so has ref. me to Colorectal specialist, unfortunately cannot see him until March! Also seeing pelvic floor physio who is now happy with those muscles. She suggests seeing a back physio. I am on restricted duties for work as usually would be driving a bus for up to 3 hours a day (work in aged care) and this is impossible with the pain. Standing helps a while but even then back ache gets worse after a while, I taking Voltaren 50 and Pannamax. I can't take some medications which can cause constipation, as also have IBS, mainly food related and under control. Now I am also having problems sleeping, can not get comfortable with the back ache, and getting really down with it all. Pain level is only a 4/5 but its constant. Is there anyone with the same symptoms who could advice what might be going on. Any info would be much appreciated. Thank you, Lynne

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3 years 4 months ago #21661 by Peter
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Hi Lynne,

Welcome to the CPA forum. And yes, you have posted this in the right place.

I don't have your problems, but do suffer constant pain like all members here do. Have you ever been referred to a multi-disciplinary pain clinic? If not. it might be an idea if you do, so they can teach you how to self-manage your pain condition.

As for other symptoms, you'll need to continue to follow that pathway of investigation.

I certainly hope you can get some good news about the symptoms after your March appointment. If you still have the symptoms and the investigations come up negative, then the pain clinic should help you with dealing with those symptoms.


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lynne8642 replied the topic: Any advice appreciated for ongoing pain
Thank you Peter for your reply. I have never heard of a multi-disciplinary pain clinic. I shall certainly be asking for a referral if I still have no answers after my March appointment. Just to get advice how to best manage the pain would be great. I haven't had an MRI scan either and wonder whether that may show anything up. Thank you once again. Lynne
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Just talk to your GP about all these things. There may be other causes to why you feel there is still something there. The nervous system is notorious for sending false signals to our brains. You will learn about that in the pain clinic. You can get the pain clinic referral from your GP.

I wish the ring (this Chronic Pain) had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. (Frodo Baggins)

So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide, is what to do with the time that is given to us. (Gandalf the Grey)

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