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Pelvic fluid, pelvic swelling, hip pain and severe back pain
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Pelvic fluid, pelvic swelling, hip pain and severe back pain

I was admitted to local hospital due to severe r/s pelvic pain, this has remained painful since August to now.  I now also have severe lower back pain and swelling around the 4/5th vertabrae (had spondylothesis and curve operation long time ago), swelling starting to l/s of pelvic and pain - always present.  Am taking 30mg cocodamol 8 tablets per day and Ponstan tablets - making me sick so am having to stop them.  1st scan revealed nothing unusual, consultant said endometriosis. 2nd scan done at other hospital said pelvic fluid, also had x-ray to lower back and possible problem with 5th vertabrae - having to have deeper x-ray at specialist hospital.  Generally feel like I've had enough pain and feeling always sick.  Not sure what pelvic fluid means and am worried they will just 'tell me get on with things' - I struggle to walk without the tablets and cannot sleep at all due to the pain.  Any help would be appreciated.
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Hello,

Based on the info you have given it sounds as if your pain is spine related.  If part of your symptoms continue to include the abdomen and pelvis a work-up involving a pelvic exam and pelvic ultrasound is in order.  And since you are already using multiple pain meds, a referral to a pain specialist will likely be helpful.  

Best of luck,

Dr. Downing
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