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Unread 01-22-2009, 03:26 PM
Pelvic pressure - Feels like a bowling ball

Hi there -

I'm kind of getting the brush off by my doc and thought I'd ask the true experts out there - the been there, done that - crowd! If this sounds familiar at all, please let me know. Right now, I feel kind of looney when I talk to the doc about it repeatedly.

I feel like I'm about to give birth - you know that kind of bowling ball between your legs feeling with pressure on the bladder/rectal area. I am going to the bathroom up to 4 times per hour and at least once but usually twice during the night. Sometimes I almost feel the need to push (give birth kind of push) at the tail end of a pee.

I'm 40, and have had regular periods - 28 days to the day since I was eleven but they have varied during the past year anywhere between 3 and 6 weeks apart and last a whole week too. (ugh) Also have cold chills immediately followed by feeling of overwhelming heat right before my period. Doc says periods are still regular enough to not consider me as perimen but I just want to shout that they are NOT normal for ME.

Had CIN II with chryo a few years back, a tubal before that and kidney stones since 2005. Oh, and sigh.... overweight too - doubled in size over the past six years.

Checked for thyroid, celiac and a few other things but tests were normal. My grandmother had ovarian cancer and her siblings also died of female type cancers. Mother has fibroids and sisters both have ovarian cysts so there is some history of female ills.

I just can't accept that feeling like I am carrying a bowling ball around in my pelvis is "normal". Am I just being whiny or has anyone else had a similar happening that was indeed something wrong?

Many thanks - Laroo2
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Unread 01-22-2009, 03:53 PM
Pelvic pressure - Feels like a bowling ball

I describe my symptoms as having a bowling ball in my pelvis also. I am having a LSH in February for suspected adenomyosis. I have pain, pressure and a lot of bleeding and clotting during my period. It has been going on for at least 7 years but has gotten worse over the past 6 months. I can not eat much the day before and wake up the next day feeling full. I am not sure if you are feeling that also. Check into adenomyosis. good luck
Unread 01-22-2009, 04:02 PM
Pelvic pressure - Feels like a bowling ball

hey laroo,
I know the feeling. I kept thinking it was from being overweight too, but my stomach kept growing too. This is embarrassing but last summer when I went to get mulch the guy at the store asked if he could help me because I shouldn't be lifting in "my condition". Ugh. On the bright side I am 50 so at least he thought I looked young enough to be pregnant. I lived with the pressure building for over a year. The first thing I noticed upon fully awaking from my surgery and even today is that all that pressure is gone. I had multiple fibroids and one was growing through the wall of my uterus... Doc said that was probably the one causing my bloating and pressure pain. I suggest trying to get a second opinion! Also I had several other procedures before I ended up with the hysterectomy....Good luck in your search for answers....
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Unread 01-22-2009, 05:43 PM
Pelvic pressure - Feels like a bowling ball

I think that it is time for you to get a second opinion. If something is pushing on your bladder and colon, and you have a history of female cancers in your family, you need to get to the bottom of what is going on. I am a bit surprised that you have not had an ultrasound considering you have the sensation of carrying around a bowling ball. Best of luck to you in finding answers.

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