Hi everyone. In 2011 I had a major surgery to remove the Sigmoid colon and the large bowel was joined together low in the pelvis, at the rectum. After this I have had surgery to remove adhesions from the small bowel as had SBO (small bowel obstruction) At the time I was told they 'couldn't see' the area of the left pelvis due to dense adhesions.
18 months after the last surgery, I've started getting this strange, new pain, from under where the large c-section type scar is, (it runs horizontally just above the pubic bone on the left and into the centre of the pelvis.) It radiates into the hip and deep in the pelvis into the left buttock. If I press into the buttock it is a strong dull ache there and feels quite tender. There is also pain coming from the left of the pubic bone area
Does anyone have something similar or know what it could be. I wonder at it being quite a while since the surgery, would it not have shown itself earlier if it was related? But then also been told adhesions can trap or contain nerves and can get tighter over time so wondered if this is a possibility.
If anyone had any ideas or ways to treat it I'd be grateful to hear from you. I see the GP on Tuesday. I am taking 10mg Amitryptilline for pain relief and Tramadol with paracetamol at present, but it is not doing much except letting me sleep a but better. the other things that are helping are gentle pilates and swimming, as much the exercise and distraction as anything. Thanks for reading xx