Intermittent "Bladder" Pain, Escalated to Entire Pelvis but Not Surgical Site- What is It / What to Do?

Hi! MM with large diastasis repair 12/17. LMP 1/1. Began off n on "bladder" pain. Dip stick showed slight blood, no leukocytes, though desire to pee often / pain still, so started Macrobid BID 1/9. Have HO IBS. have had several diarrheal episodes, 1 looked C Diff, though no odor. Now, pain is worse and feels like entire pelvis (bowels, bladder, ovaries). No temp, just pain. Intermittent. New since sx. Doesn't feel like surgical pain. Thoughts on causes, what to do, duration, etc??? Thanks!!! :)

Doctor Answers 3

Mommy Makeover Pains after 1 Month

   You have ruled out a few things.  An exam by your plastic surgeon could rule out some others.  It may be appropriate to have your general medical doctor to take a look at you as well.  Whenever IBS is a component, this can muddy the waters on diagnosing other problems.  The plication can definitely increase pain in the pelvic area, depending upon how low the plication was performed. 

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Pelvic pain

This is hard to diagnose even when examining the patient. It is likely that your previous IBS is affecting this. If you have had previous "internal" abdominal surgery then you may have adhesions. Best to be evaluated by your PS and your primary care person. Best of Luck!

M. Scott Haydon, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
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Intermittent "Bladder" Pain, Escalated to Entire Pelvis but Not Surgical Site- What is It / What to Do?

This will be hard enough to sort out with the benefit of an in person evaluation including back and forth history, and an examination. It is unlikely that online advice will be helpful, other than the suggestion that you be evaluated by both your surgeon and your primary physician. All the best.

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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