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03 Aug 2011

Lower Abdominal Pain
I have been experiencing abdomnial pain for the last few months. Had a pap done that was clear, then blood tests which showed pcos. Have had a laparoscopy, no signs of Endo but it pcos was confirmed. The pain is still there and my Gynea cannot give me an explanation other than that it is not gynaecoligical. But I keep experiencing lower abd pain that goes through to the back and down my thigh. What else can be the cause of my pain?? I am really becomming desperate but at this moment before going back to my doc I need to see what the damage was on my medical aid as these medical aid schemes these days are really sly." as far as I am concerend" .
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Nika

The pain may well be non-gynaecological and there are several possibilities which include orthopedic, urological and surgical causes. Commonly nerve compression is the cause and may require orthopedic evaluation. The gynaecological reason may be intermittent twisting or pulling of the ovary and its ligament which typically cause pain down the thigh. The laparoscope would have excluded endometriosis which is a major concern in your situation.

Answered by: Dr M.I. Cassim
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