Chronic left side pelvic pain
I have been suffering with left side pelvic/lower abdominal pain since Jan of 2020. Originally treated for diverticulitis which was eventually ruled out after not 1 but 2 colonoscopies. I was then told by an Obgyn I had endometriosis and had a hysterectomy leaving both ovaries in June. Within weeks I could tell my pain was still present and wasn’t just healing from major surgery. On top of pelvic pain, I now also had hip/back pain. After denied requests to insurance, my doctor finally got an MRI approved in Dec. It was discovered that I had a large ovarian cyst, so that ovary & cyst were removed in Feb of 2021. It was also discovered that my pelvis was tilted on the MRI. Things seemed better until about 3 weeks later when I once again had horrendous pain only higher up across from my belly button. My new obgyn guessed nerve damage from surgery. I started on gabapentin and slowly that pain went away, but about 8 weeks later the lower left pelvic pain returned. I have been on Gabapentin & Amitriptyline for over a year, muscle relaxer for a short time, and have had injections for my back/hip pain. I’ve also been in PT since Aug of 2020. The left side pelvic pain persists, flaring worse for approx 8-10 days each month but it is always there. It’s aggravated by lying on either side, sitting for to long, or walking to long. I have seen GI doctors, gyno, & have seen 5 different PCP with no answers. I have seen 2 pain specialists, one being at our University hospital and the best guess is maybe nerve entrapment BUT none can explain why it can be better for 2 weeks and then suddenly flare to off the chart pain levels. They have submitted referrals to Mayo and I continue to be turned away. Does anyone have any tips on how to get into Mayo besides knowing someone that works there because I’ve been told that’s the easiest way. I’m at my wits end. Being in constant pain with little to no relief isn’t fun.