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Sharp pain in vag

Pinched nerve?

I injured myself at the gym and I hurt my lower back but just the left side and since then I have been getting a sharp pain which leads to my vagina and it stays just on the left side. It worsens when I get aroused and the sharp pain is more frequent then. I’m getting realllg worried as I don’t feel the same down there since the injury. I feel like it’s a trapped nerve or something. I went to the doctor and she said there’s nothing to worry about but she didn’t do any proper checkups. She checked my urine but I don’t see how that’s going to tell her anything about th sharp pain am getting. She dismissed the matter saying I’m feeling anxious and thinking about it too much.

I did post this question before but it got deleted before I could read the replies. Any help would be great. TIA

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See Dellon.com. He’s a peripheral nerve specialist. I’m seeing him next month. I get awful pain inmy mons pubis. It’s linked to the ilioinguinal nerve. Read chapter four.

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Is that what they were taught it meds school " you are anxious" rubbish I would say. Do an mri . She asked for a urine test to check for infection/pregnancy and certain STDs .

Regarding that this happened after your lumbar or sacrum incident therefore it did activated your nerves causing pain after arousal and all that linked to pudenal or your back

See another specialist/consultant .

If another dr tells you not to worry start a war.

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go to another Dr. if your gyn isn't educated in the nerves in that area find a pelvic pain dr. if your near Annapolis MD a Dr. Richard Marvel is excellent...don't let a dr. tell you nothing is wrong when you know there is .... also I have had much relive from my chiropractor again you want a chiropractor that is educated in the lady area (if you will) best of luck to you..but again seek and you shall find it took me 1 and 1/2 yrs to get to the right dr....because I kept listening to my surgant.....If me being on this forum does nothing but help people not to go thru what I have I will be happy

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I would ask for muscle relaxants and lay down until the pain eases up. Don’t listen to this doctor. ASAP get an advocate from the doctors office or hospital to get the muscle relaxants. You don’t want to have muscle spasms irritating the nerves. I asked for a muscle relaxant early on and didn’t get them. I was given Valium instead. This was a big mistake. I had muscle spasms making my injured nerve worse. Now I have muscle atrophy. Good luck! Be strong and a bitch if you have to be to get what you need.

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Thanks for the replies. Did you have similar symptoms to what I’m having? I really hope there’s nothing that sort but i can feel something wrong down there. I get a stabbing pain down there especially when aroused. I also get a stabbing pain in my lower left side of my belly. Is there a cure for this? I’ve booked an appointment with a another doc and I hope he listens to me and not dismiss the matter.

Do I say anything particular to the doc in terms of symptoms or what he should refer me for?

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I'm no expert, but it sounds like you've herniated a disc, possibly in the tail bone. Is there any discomfort when sitting or dull pain associated with laying for extended periods around your buttocks? If one of those discs herniated from lifting or squatting too much, it just might need some time to mend. Like a month or more. However, most of the pain you see from those injuries isn't intense, and from your contextual phrasing, it sounds like it's a 9 or 10 on a 1-10 scale when aroused. You definitely need a pelvic floor or nerve doc to weigh in here. Can I ask what exercise you were performing when this injury occurred?

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It gets uncomfortable when laying for too long and I have pain in my buttocks and lower region. Whne aroused am in pain on a 6-7 scale. I’m having difficulty in passing stool as I’m constipated and having the need to pass urine quite often.

I performing deadlifts

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It could very well be a trapped nerve in the pelvic floor if you over-exerted yourself, or it could be an infection. Are you, or have you been tested for PCOS? Is it possible you ruptured a cyst and this is the result? Those can be fairly painful and get grow around the tubing, ovaries, and even the uterus. Might also be some sort of uterus fibroid too. I didn't read up but you saw an OBGYN already for a generic exam? I would ask for a CT scan of the pelvis with full contrast. See if that shows anything. Best case scenario, you pulled a pelvic muscle and you need to take it easy and let it heal.

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I realize that you've probably google'd this problem and have come across this site I'm about to post, but on the slim chance that you haven't. Does this seem familiar in symptoms? If you kegel, do you find relief? Have you been properly scoped on your side for potential prolapse by the gyne? livestrong.com/article/4329...

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Hi thanks for the replies. I’ve been getting pins and needles around but my pelvic area? Is this normal? I’m really worried

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Have the symptoms changed at all? Any change in the pain sensation when aroused? Pins and needles pain... where abouts?

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Current symptoms are pins and needles around vagina, and a little numb. Top part of the vagina is sore when my knickers or any clothing touches it. I get like small electric shots. Vagina also feels like burning but it doenst feel like a uti.

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Also am getting frequent pins and needles in my feet. Don’t feel aroused at all anymore and it feels like I’ve lost sensation in my clit

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Sounds like muscle strain, but the pain has changed from the beginning of all this which could mean healing.

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But i feel like it’s glibg worse as I’m getting pins and needles. When I had the stabbing pain I was able to get aroused but since the pins and needles nothing

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I'm clearly not an expert, but this could be a psychosomatic response to your pelvis tensing in preparation for the pain you endured before. I think to rule out all potential issues, you need a full pelvic CT scan to make sure there's no abdominal hernia, or any herniated discs in the lower spine. You not being aroused could be unrelated, and due to stress, anxiety, and mild depression over this issue. I would push for some sort of scan so you can at least eliminate any serious causes, and focus on muscle and pelvis relaxation.

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I had identical symptoms. Get the muscle relaxants. Don’t take no for an answer. Use Baclofen and don’t get talked into Valium suppositories. It is a waste of money. Go to a neurologist and they will give you the baclofen.

If you go to the hospital ask for a neurologist to talk to you. Everyone else will not know what you are talking about. They will give you Tramadol, Valium, and other things that don’t work. I begged for nitroglycerin cream. Trust me when I tell you this is a rare disorder if you have Pudendal Nerve damage. Don’t minimize the pain when you talk to the doctors. I thought I had Cauda Equina. I have had numerous MRI’s. I heard no several times I don’t have it. The Positive 3 Pudendal Nerve Blocks identified the problem.

The Tesla 3 MRI showed scarring on the Pudendal Nerve. This is the only MRI from what I understand will show damage to the nerve. Again, don’t listen to the doctors you have to insist( or be a bitch) to get the right MRI. Most doctors have never heard of Pudendal Nerve Damage. You will spend years trying to figure it out.

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We need to take the "shame" out of pudenal neuralgia.

( pudenal is a Latin word means to be ashamed of because of its location) how sad they shouldn't call it shameful!

A neurologist MUST know and should be aware of it but I do understand they deny it.(yes it is not always that nerve which could cause pain etc but still)

Did you do a 3t mri with or without contrast?

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Curious to know if you were able to rectify your symptoms. This post has piqued my interest, and while I don't suffer from this, or at least I don't think I do, I would at least like to know there's hope for people who are suffering and how they got along/cured their situation. Thanks.

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Hello, I had a defecography. I have an entercele and nerve damage from fistula surgery. The entercele is pushing down the vagina and also causes constipation. I have figured out pushing up on the entercele through vagina relieves my bowels which prevents any pulling around my fistula site. I am scared to go back into surgery. I think I will be able to come off my medication soon. I have a small rectocele which is normal for my age group. I didn’t birth any children. Looking into a pessesary.

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I did the Tesla MRI without contrast because I am allergic to Gadolinium. A year prior I had a Pelvic MRI and I almost died in the MRI machine. I had anaphylaxis. When they administered the Gadolinium I started to feel a burning in my mouth then it went down each arm and I passed out as it traveled down my chest. It took 3 epi puns to calm the reaction. My blood pressure dropped to 50/20 and they had a hard time controlling my blood pressure. I passed out through most of it. I was lucky. 4 days in the hospital and I survived it.

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Oh my gosh . Not only the "donut coffin " ( mri) is scary enough but the contrast dye!

Glad you are doing ok wow that must have been scary.

Dr told me the contrast absorbs inflammation without it does not. I do not know...

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Also, when you have the MRI make sure you ask the doctor to look at muscles, nerves, lumbar discs, blood vessels and Tarlov Cysts. Go to the pain clinic and ask for a Pudendal Nerve Block. If you feel better within 10 min of that block you will know it is the right Nerve. You have to call and beg to get into the Pain Clinic. I would call every day to get in earlier. I wish I did this after I waited a month the first time.

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You may have pulled a ligament that’s compressing the nerve. Better to lay down and rest

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So I went to another doctor and he basically told me call up Pysiotherapy! He said there’s nothing he could do in terms of referral etc. So I’m going to give them a call and see what happens. I’ve lost all hope.

However, the sharp pain has disappeared but I don’t get aroused anymore which is quite worrying. I don’t know what’s going on with my body anymore.

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Is your vulva numb?

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I wouldn’t say it’s completely numb

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You have to be very careful who you see for physiotherapy. They could make the problem worse. If it is a nerve injury the more stretching is going to irritate the nerve. That’s why it’s good to get the muscle relaxants to take the spasm off the nerves.

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Where can I get the muscle relaxants from? The doctors don’t think I have any issues and they keep dismissing the matter.

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If I had to do this over I would see Amy Stein in New York first.

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I’m from Manchester, UK

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Look up Tracy Sher in Orlando Florida under pelvic pain as well

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The arousal problem could be the dorsal branch of the Pudendal nerve. Look this up in Dr Dellon’s book on line. Maybe chapter 4. It’s a good sign the sharp pain is gone. Rest more

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Also possible you just stretched it too much and now it needs to calm down. The more anxiety you have the more your muscles will contract. Listen to utube meditation

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Hi, thanks for the replies, I have now been getting pins and needles around my vagina area and a sense of numbness too. I’m so worried as I the doctors keep dismissing the matter! I can’t even get aroused anymore and am only young which worries me even more.

I am seeing a Physio tomorrow to see what they can do for me. But I don’t know see any hope if I’m honest..

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Yes go back to Dr!,its your body your health you're the one that has to live with it if something goes wrong if they've missed something not them.

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Hey yellow, any updates on your situation?

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Symptoms have gone much better and that because I took a break from the gym. I went to see a private physio and was told that there’s nothing to worry about however I am seeing another one for my peace of mind.

I’ve noticed that when I workout the symptoms come back instantly; so the pins and needles and my anus feeling sore etc. The pain that I was getting in my groin and left side of the tummy has gone. The sensation has come in vagina too!

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That's great news! Might be a slight pudendal nerve entrapment case. Hopefully some time off will free it up.

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I was reading deadlifts can cause prolapse. Read up on it.

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Hey Yellow, just wanted to check in with you. How're things going? Any changes?

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