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Is anyone with prolapse experiencing low back pain (sciatica) symptoms?? Is anyone with prolapse experiencing low back pain (sciatica) symptoms??

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Unread 07-26-2009, 04:54 AM
Is anyone with prolapse experiencing low back pain (sciatica) symptoms??

Hi All! I have been dealing with low back- sciatica /aka butt pain for over a year! I have had injections, physical therapy and massages with little to no pain relief!! I was just diagnosed with a uterus prolapse (2nd degree) and was told it was retroverted. My thinks that this may be causing my pain....Is there anyone else out there that is or had this pain associated with prolapse?? I'm desperate to be rid of this chronic pain Thank you in advance for taking the time and providing your input! My TVH is scheduled for Aug 6th....I hope that this is the answer to all my issues......
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Unread 07-26-2009, 06:30 AM
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Hi there sea73!
Low back pain is associated with prolapse. I have the low back pain when I am standing or sitting, but it goes away when I lie down. My Dr said that this would be the prolapse causing it because I always get relief by lying down.
I have had "butt pain" for over 3 years now (almost a year and a half from the prolapse and a year and a half before that from another cause).
Constant pain can really be exhausting for anyone and I am sorry that you are going through this.
It would make it soooo much easier if we could just lie down every time the pain comes, but life is not like that.
I am glad to hear that you will not have to wait long for your surgery (I just had yet another delay in even setting a date for surgery and it looks like with waiting times and tests etc. it will likely be close to a year longer for me)
I hope everything goes really well for your surgery and that it is the answer for you.
Hugs to you and wishing you all the best,
Unread 07-26-2009, 05:02 PM
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I had stage 4 prolapse and had back pain all the time. The tail bone area was the worst. I can now say my pain there is gone. I had a TAH 4 weeks ago and have not had that area hurt. Of coarse there are other areas that hurt due to the surgery but that will go away. Good luck with everything!!
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Unread 07-26-2009, 08:48 PM
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Hi Ardnyk! Thanks for the response, I'm just hoping that my TVH will take care of this dominate pain- I can hardly stand to go to work because of the pain. May I ask why you didn't have your surgery vaginally? Is stage 4 totally hanging out?? Mine has seemed to of dropped more since my surgery consultation....getting worried that it might all start hanging before surgery...eeeeek! Thanks for the info!
Unread 07-26-2009, 08:57 PM
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Hi Canadianlady! Thanks for your response! How the heck can you take your prolapse any longer? you must have patience! As soon as I was informed of my problem, My surgery can't happen quick enough! I'm worried that it might all just fall out....scary! I do also get relief when I lie down. My problem is that I work 12hr shifts at a desk and it makes for a long night when I'm in PAIN! I only take pain medication when I go to bed- don't want to feel spaced out when I need to be alert...
Thanks Again for your support! Good Luck to you!!
Unread 07-27-2009, 08:11 AM
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Hi sea73! I too get worried that it might all just fall out ... I am not sure if that would then be considered an emergency or still be "elective" surgery.
I know what you mean about work. I work nights as well, but I don't get to sit. I am standing/walking/lifting all night long. I am fortunate to be in a dept by myself (though there a lots of people in the building) so if I start to hurt, no one will notice the tears. I do find that working through the night is a whole lot different than during the day -- when there are people around the time goes faster and you don't get to think your own thoughts as much. Night work can be very lonely when you are not well. I admit that I take small doses of pain meds at work, but the managers know and would rather that than anyone go home.
I am hoping and praying that you get your relief very soon.
Unread 09-15-2009, 12:02 PM
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sea 73 I too have had horrible bouts with lower back pain. I have uterine prolapse, stage 3 but was warned everything could prolapse, like the rectum, etc., etc. I have put off my surgery because I don't really beleive in hysterectomy unless you have chronic pain and/or cancer, plus it is a major surgery. But, my doctor warned that if I wait longer (I am 50 yo) the recovery time might be longer and rectal and bladder prolapse is not pleasant. I have noticed a new trend of having difficulty having bm's. Though my prolapse is worsened by exercise, when I loose weight it seems to get better. However, since I haven't exercised I have gained weight. So I have scheduled my operation for this Thursday 9/17. i am scared of complications -. It isn't like I am in constant pain but the prolapse is bothersome. I worry about the sexual side effects of not having my cervix (which has a fibroid on it anyway - but no pain involved), and I hope my ovaries hang in there for at least a few more years because estrogen is so beneficial . I wonder if anyone else has non painful prolapse? Other than my lower back, I really can't say I have lots of pain.
Unread 09-15-2009, 05:04 PM
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When I was pregnant with both of my kids, it was like I was paralized. I could NOT walk without such agonizing pain. In fact, I was on Vicodin the WHOLE time w/both. I was told it was my sciatica. But I never associated it with prolapse. WOW....I have learned SO much from this site! IT ROCKS!!
Unread 01-09-2010, 03:23 AM
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Hi Ladies!!
It's been 5 months since my hysterectomy (I was able to keep the ovaries) AND My recovery went well !! I wanted to let you'll know that it took a couple months along with massage therapy to get the sciatica nerve to calm down. SO, I assume that the prolapse was to blame for this discomfort. It is nice to finally be able to sit for longer than 10 min. at a time! I hope this info. will help. Good Luck to You and Thanks for your replies!
Unread 01-09-2010, 06:52 AM
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The low back pain and sciatica combined with major hip pain were a major part of my life pre-hysterectomy. It's amazing! No pain the day after surgery and now, 4 weeks post!

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