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Thanks for the question and coming on Just Answer. I would like to say that sometimes big fibroids can give such pain in the lower abdominal region. I would also like to investigate further kidney or ureteric stones (sometimes can be missed in scan), salpingitis, lower disc disease with nerve compression. Yes pelvic ultrasound can be very helpful & might need to have further tests such as x-ray KUB, x-ray lower back. If nothing will found in these tests except the large fibroid then you may need to see Gynecologist for detail evaluation. I will also suggest to repeat full blood count, c-reactive protein, blood hormones including blood estrogen/progesterone level. As you are not having periods along with big fibroid urterus which can be the reason for this pain and I will highly suggest to see Gynecologist in either case. Remember if you are having severe pain right now please visit to ER for evaluation to rule out any thing serious.
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The pain was strong and dull when I had it but it has now pretty much gone away.
My blood work at the time of the CAT Scan last Thursday was normal, although I don't know how exhaustively it was tested - I have not seen the results myself to see if hormone levels and C125 was looked at.
My OBGYN ordered the pelvic ultrasound, which I am having tomorrow.
As I have been in menopause for a year now, I wouldn't think this is salpingitis. The pain is in my right pelvic area and definitely feels like its in the soft tissue behind the bone, so I don't think its lower disc disease with nerve compression either.
I am hopeful that it is nothing, but from everything I've read, it sounds potentially serious. Any other ideas beside the worst case scenarios?