This is my first post here, but I'm hoping someone can help me. For the past month I've been having some odd pelvic symptoms that haven't cleared up and I have no idea what's going on.
It started very suddenly: one night I had an urge to pass wind but couldn't, for some reason. Over the next few days this urge remained, coupled with constipation and constant pressure and discomfort in my pelvis and rectum. I then on top of this had some symptoms of a UTI (pulling on cervix, frequent urination) but these cleared up after a few days when I started my period. The pelvic and rectal pressure and urge to pass wind and to defecate haven't. I've seen a doctor twice, the first time he gave me lactulose, which seemed to clear up the constipation (I'm now going daily, which is normal for me). The second time I went back because on top of the pelvic and rectal pressure and discomfort I then also developed really bad pain around my tailbone. He basically said that the lower back pain could be from all the straining and to wait another couple of weeks and go back if things hadn't changed.
These symptoms are still here every day. The lower back pain seems to get worse throughout the day and sitting and standing both make it worse.
Research online throws up so many different causes. It may be worth mentioning that I also suffer from heavy periods with bad pain and have discomfort during intercourse - this has led me to think endometriosis or fibroids?!
I really have no knowledge and would appreciate anyone's insight!