Helpmeplease, I assume you've had pelvic and spinal x-rays, but have you had an MRI with contrast? That would be your best bet of finding out definitively what is going on. We are not doctors and cannot diagnose you, but I will tell you that the pain in your "butt" (literally) sounds like your hip. People think the hips are on the sides, but that is the pelvis. The hip is actually the femoral head and the joint (acetabulum) that it fits into. Pain from various hip conditions will be felt in the behind and sometimes down the groin.
Try to get an orthopedic referral and then an MRI.
Myself I agree with the other posts MRI with contrast seems to be the best diagnostic at this stage I gave gad 2 and they are n0thing to worry about pain wise etc MUCH better than the Mylogram
Sorta sounds a little like the spinal Stenosis I had my surgery for years back but as said we are not Dr s if you are not getting the answers from your present Dr see another but this should be investigated could be a number of thing s
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Helpme, you spelled it correctly. If you were diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis/spondylosis (a very painful bone disease), you should continue on that track to confirm (or dispel) that diagnosis. An MRI with contrast is useful if one wants to look at specific organs, but in your case just a regular MRI should work to figure out exactly what is going on. I don't believe a rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon would tell you you don't need an MRI. If you are in an HMO, sometimes the primary care doc is just trying to save money. They are discouraged from making specialist referrals and ordering expensive tests. It's a shame, but often times the bottom line is money when it comes to medical care. Do make it clear that you have had some symptoms since you were a child.
Hang in there and don't give up on getting proper care!
Post Edited (hep93) : 1/12/2009 9:15:31 PM (GMT-7)
"itis" means inflammation, while "osis" means disease or condition. Ankylosing is rheumatic. Ankylosising spondylosis is progressive and there really is no cure. The spine gets bent forward so much that eventually the patient is unable to breathe. Therefore, it is really important to get a correct diagnosis. Only then can your diagnosing physician address such issues as medication and activity.
Hope this helps.