Hello again all 👋👋👋.am continuing to prep for my gyn/urology physio appt this week. This appt is on referral by my surgeon urologist this time - continuing investigations into 5 months of flaring severe internal abdominal pain (quite new & different to the chronic lower GI symptoms I've been managing very successfully all my life)
today I reviewed my files from previous gyn/urology physio sessions in 2009 & 20012....in there I found i'd been given an excellent NHS pelvic floor advice leaflet that includes diagrams & info on several types of abdominal/gyn/uro prolapse....which has now got me thinking: could some sort of "visceral" condition/prolapse be the sorce of these severe pain flares?
So, I got out my official bible: Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain by Hakim, Keer & Grahame (Churchill Livinstone Elsevier, 2010) and found excellent sections re hypermobility bowel dysfunction, EDH visceral disorders (inc prolapses) etc
I already have had at least 1 prolapse (anal prolapse involving severe early onset piles - requiring NHS full-on haemorrhoidectomy when I was only in my early 30s (not due to constipation or any other normal cause)), so now I'm curious what sort of investigations it would be reasonable to request from the NHS...I recently had a full abdominal/thoracic ultrasound scan which found nothing sinister...my feeling is that ultrasound scanning isn't the most refined and effective type of imaging available, so what about MRI? Or even laparoscopy?
If anyone here has experience of of internal organ prolapse in the lower abdomen/.pelvis, be they gyn, or urinary tract, or lower GI...I'd be very glad to learn about your symptoms, investigations & treatment