Have Medical Questions? Ask a Doctor Online!
Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
Have you had any deliveries vaginally?
Do you have any urinary or rectal incontinence problems?
Do you still have an uterus?
How long have you been in menopause?
I have delivered two children, I have what I consider mild incontinence problems, yes I stil have my uterus, have been post menapausal about 7 years--
I didn't mention in my original request, sometimes I do have very lower back pains,nothing major, I am overweight and have attributed that to the back aches. Nothing debilatating, just uncomfortable at times--
What is your height and weight?
And, this is more in your lower pelvis?
This could be difficult at time to figure out what is going on, but you could have what is known as POP _ Pelvic organ prolapse which is your organs pushing into your vagina and causing pressure and all your other symptoms - this can be due to Weight and also being in menopause since you no longer have the support structures in your body due to your body not having the support of estrogen and the weight also causes atrophy too of the ligaments.
So, I would recommend a pelvic exam by an ob/gyn and you might benefit from a hysterectomy.
You might also have an umbilical hernia too that should be evaluated.
I hope this helps, please click on ACCEPT, thank you
Hello. I would like to help you find an answer.
Yes, this could be related to the colon.
You said you have mild incontinence. What are the bowel movements like?
Soft, not runny, 3-4 times a day, no constipation--
Is this new?
Have your bowels only been like this since the pain started?
Also, when was the last colonoscopy?
Okay, this could be diverticulosis or diverticulitis or something more serious in the bowel like inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel even.
I think you clearly need to see a GI doctor and have a scope done.
Yes, I realize doctors what us to have those tests, I'll consider it--
Thank you for your effort in trying to help online--I know that must be a difficult task, but I was willing to try anything before having to go see a doctor--I've just never found one I trust or am comfortable with--all I have been to or hear about from friends or relatives just want to treat symptoms with meds, not find the cure/cause-thank you, again-
This is a nice service--