Women's Health

Intense pelvic cramp during toilet/urination?

Hey everyone,

I'm just wondering if anyone can help shed some light about a horrendous (non-standard) pain I keep experiencing and what it might be related to.

Without TMI-ING at least once or twice a day when I go to urinate- mid way through I get this horrifically intense cramp in the middle of my pelvis- I'm not sure if it's my bladder or not- but it just creeps on and it's so intense that I have to stop mid stream.

It's almost like a intense pressure cramp feeling that just heightens the more I push. Imagine when you have muscle cramp in your leg or foot? Its similar to that but more intense...I had an ultrasound a couple months back which didn't show anything but my normal issues like #PCOS but the technician did notice that in between my external and internal scans when I tried to empty my bladder fully (as much as I could) that it was still very full on the internal scan..so probably not emptying properly which I'm already aware of. I've no idea if it's #endometriosis related- #polycysticovariansyndrome related- if it's due to surgery maybe healing taught- or if it's something else entirely. All I know is its so painful. It's not like normal uti symptoms- and is stronger than my usual #bladderspasms the pain is so intense I have to double over and gasp for breath and release all pressure of my pelvis. Still waiting for a response from urology....my last operation was in January this year and it's been since then- mainly the past 4 months or so...? I had #endo on my left ovary- womb and also on my #uterosacralligaments

Basically I just don't know. It passes once I stop attempting to urinate and lasts for about 10 minutes after but keeps happening. I'm already on #amitriptilyne and have doubled my #vesicare #solifenacin dose as advised by my gp which has reduced my urgency due to my #interstitialcystitis have any of you guys experienced this? I'm at a loss and not due to see gynaecology any time soon :(

Any ideas or help would be great.

Hope everyone else is having a pain free day.


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I really felt for you reading this. I remember reading something in a nonfiction biography once about somebody going through something that I can't seem to tie up or remember what was said exactly. I don't sleep well and I have memory problems. I have different health problems to you but I did find this link and wondered if that was any help to you. apologies I can't give you any more help. love & prayers x :)


Hope this helps in some way.

Just read through your post again and I wonder if you had surgery there before if it could be some scar tissue or maybe endometriosis? Are you due to have another operation? not sure what TMI-ING means lol. keep us posted x

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Thanks for the reply but it's definitely not mental and I find that quite patronising as I've had multiple pelvic surgeries and also have Endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome and I am a sufferer of Interstitial cystitis a bladder condition. The chances of it being mental are about 1% out of 100 as there are so many medical issues related to my pelvis and bladder. I am also now being investigated for crohns disease.


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