I am 4 months pregnant with an active fibrous tumor and a retroverted uterus
. At end of May the fibroid was 8cm (like a tennis ball). Since surgery is not at option until sometime after pregnancy
, I am seeking advice on how to be more comfortable when sitting, sitting up, getting in or out of vehicles, or lying and would like to know if there are some specific exercises that I can do.
The aches and pains I experience have gotten worse over the last few days.
The pain is a dull ache, or like a heaviness in the bladder area, sometimes like something is sitting on it, pulling downward and perhaps like a groin pain. I also experience something like a pinched nerve in my lower back.
If having an episode, the pain is more intense when I sit; but standing causes the pinch nerve pain in my back to be more sustained. If I try to alleviate the pain my my bladder area by standing and straightening up, then it can get pretty painful.
Additionally I drive 1 hour each way to work daily and it is very uncomfortable getting in/out of the car (it doesn't matter whether I am seated in a low seat or high seat (like an SUV). It is just as pronounced.
Rolling over in the bed is also painful at times; it takes awhile to adjust. Any advice you can suggest would be helpful. The medical team is not always sympathetic but this is my first, I am 35 years old and not necessarily given to being a whiner. This just feels very uncomfortable. My normal routine was weekly workouts, (2-3 times weekly at a gym and did a lot of walking), weight at 135 at 5'7", traveled (2 flights per month). Now I am pretty sedentary - this is a huge change.
I just had a doctor's appointment yesterday (no sonogram
this time). I imagine this fibroid got bigger along with my baby. I am go to an office where they rotate patients on a monthly basis but I am not particularly a match for it because I recently experienced a doctor without a good bedside manner. When I told her about my pain and she heard and saw me trying to sit up, I would just be told that "It is a common complaint for women to have back and ab/pelvic pain
." Also, I was told that with my situation, "It will get worse. I'm sorry." Is it recommended at this stage of pregnancy? What are my alternatives? While I understand the purpose, I simply need a doctor that cares and this is my first pregnancy experience.
Today, it got worse for me and I was in the office fighting back tears and unable to sit or stand with ease or even reach for a phone or notepad with ease. Sitting on an exercise ball did actually help me a little. I plan to call the doctor's office tomorrow and discuss my issues.
Thanks for your advice.