I don't think we have 'met'...and sorry to hear about
your chronic pain that brings you here...there are such a great group of people to help give you support and empathy when needed....Happy to hear that your hubby is caring and understands what you go through..that does make a big difference...
So am I understanding from your posts that you haven't had an ultrasound? I would definitely think that a trans/vag is important and would offer a good look at what is going on...
For me, I would have ovarian cysts rupture every single month around my period..when they first started...I ended up in the ER the pain was so severe...
After a few laprascopic surgeries, (one too many since it causes adhesions which then cause more pain) but two were necessary to remove the larger cysts and then my appendix...
But then a very smart Dr. actually had me STOP my birth control...and use other methods...this made the cysts disappear...as well as helped my adhesion pain...and I haven't had a single issue for over 15 years...
So, before you jump too far ahead about
thinking you have to have a hysterectomy or other major issues...I would make sure you get the best OB/GYN you can find...recommended by your friends/family...and have all the proper testing...A PM or physical therapist are not going to be the type of Dr.s to diagnose something..
A good OB/GYN can even do an exploratory laprascopic sugery, if needed, to look further if ultrasound and other testing is non-conclusive...The newer way of thinking is to not jump to hysterectomies to solve the issue of endo which is good..especially with you being so young..I think if a Dr. pushed that right away, I would run to another one who is willing to look further..
If it turns out that it's not a birth control issue...it may be the lower back/sacrum issue which then you need a specialist of a Board Certified Orthopedic or Neurosurgeon to look at your MRI, (how long ago did you have your MRI done?) to get the best possible view of any issues...and just because they have surgeon in their title does not mean automatic surgery..they have dozens upon dozens of modalities to treat pain/nerve/disc issues if that is the case..
The Dr. who said that he would treat you the same no matter what your back issue...I would find another Dr. asap...again..Board Certified/Fellowship trained have many more years experience than regular Ortho's..
So, going to the appropriate specialist seems to be the necessary first step in determining your actual problem...your PM can certainly help with pain medicine and such while you are going to the other Dr.s for actual diagnosis..
Again..welcome to the boards:)
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Dec 2006