Dear Doc H, I am in chronic pain after a diagnosis of PID from Chlamydia 6 months ago. Although the STD was treated and clear, pain remains from my liver area to my ovaries, to the psoas and the mid and lower back--basically the whole "bowl". I'm in physical therapy and undergo deep tissue/visceral massage which has brought some relief and freed up some range of motion.
I have been diagnosed btw these months with everything from Pyelonephritis to Salpingitis, had a non contrasted CT scan and transvag ultrasound, and the docs have not mentioned any possibility of FHC. Antibiotic therapies (outpatient) aplenty have been given. My next step would be laparoscopy to really see what the damage is. I can't sleep, or get comfy.
My question is, if I had a diagnosis of FHC from my case of PID, would lysing adhesions be more pain than its worth, or can massage break up the scar tissue I believe is causing my persistent pain just as effectively? What tests might help?