Just because your CT scan is "normal" does not mean that some type of trauma/injury has been sustained to the sensory nerves of the pelvis.
The ultrasound and cystocopy are limited to showing physical and anatomical deficits that may be a source of pain. There are any number of sources of pain that do not have a physical/anatomical basis. You can have a normal CT scan and still have legitimate pain.
The peduncle nerve is a principle nerve bundle that innervates the lower pelvis. Peduncle nerve irritation can be one source of ongoing pelvic pain.
You may have had some allergy or sensitivity to the lubricant used - much like a latex sensitivity or nickel sensitivity. If so, you may be fortunate in that the pain you currently experience will dissipate with time.
The UTI, itself, may have irritated the sensory nerve endings that innervate the tissue of the bladder or urethra - similar to a contact dermatitis.
If you have had normal pap smear, you can safely lengthen your intervals between exams - 3 to 5 years - if you are in a relationship with a single partner. Concern of contact with the Herpes virus is the single strongest reason for a PAP test.
If your pain persists, I would encourage you to locate a pelvic floor specialist at a women's health center (MD or physical therapist). Uvulaitis is a common pain disorder and successfully treated by pelvic floor specialists. You will find more compassion and sensitivity to your distress with a pelvic floor specialist than you may be finding with a bread-and-butter urologist.
Bottom Line: A normal ultrasound and cystocopy does not mean that your pain is "in your head." Your pain is legitimate. Irritation to the sensory nerves of the bladder or urethra would be one source of ongoing intermittent pain with urination. Each time you urinate, the flow of urine and the ph balance of the urine (acidic or alkaline) over the irritated sensory nerves would cause pain. Individuals with cystitis (inflammation of the bladder) have high levels of pain with urinating. Pedundal nerve irritation would be another potential source of pain. You may need a more sensitive clinical practitioner (MD or Nurse Practitioner or physical therapist) to better identify the root source of your ongoing pain.
- Karen -
Post Edited ((Seashell)) : 2/26/2017 9:32:04 AM (GMT-7)