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20 Mar 2016, 6:47 pm

So, I have had un-diagnosed back pain since I can remember, I have been told by doctors, I am making it up and I am resisting then when they attempt to examine me (bending my legs).

I have had X-rays, Cat Scans etc all have come up with nothing, Yet I am still in constant pain with no answers.

A couple of days ago, my partner attempted to give me a massage and hit a spot that made me squirm with pain, a place that no one had ever touched and had never been examined. Let just call this area "pubic symphysis".

This lead me to do some research, and I stumbled across an article that describes pubic symphysis in which it states:

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Chronic pain that does not respond to exercise, massage, or manipulation is most likely a ligament problem. In the case of pain in the pubic symphysis, the cause is pubic symphysis diathesis or laxity. This means a loose pubic symphysis area. Unfortunately, mild laxity in the joints can only be diagnosed by palpation. There is no X-ray study that can be done to confirm it. This is also why many physicians do not diagnose it. The diagnosis of ligament laxity can generally only be made by a listening ear and a strong thumb for palpating for tenderness.

It is rare that a man with this complaint reports that the pubic symphysis has been previously examined. Most athletic trainers and orthopedists do not ever consider the pubic symphysis structure as a source of pain.


it describes my symptoms almost perfectly

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Symptoms of pubic symphysis pain in men
Pain and tenderness is localized over the pubic symphysis and radiates outward to the upper thighs and perineum. Pubic symphysis pain may be mild or severe, and can develop into a chronic condition. It can be a burning, shooting, grinding or stabbing pain. Pain is experienced while performing such activities as running, doing sit-ups and squatting. In more severe cases, the pain affects activities of daily living and causes the sufferer to walk with a waddling gait, as pain is experienced while walking, climbing stairs, coughing, and sneezing. The person also experiences exquisite tenderness to touch in the pubic symphysis area.


I constantly feel like I need to be put on a medieval torture device and a stretched, when I am having a bad day, coughing has seen me end up on the floor in pain.

I have injured myself more times than I can recall, especially as a child. I was fearless, never broke a bone but had some major falls, unwillingly did the splits etc...

What do you think? Am I reading to much into this? or is it worth looking in to?



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19 May 2016, 1:35 pm

Usually I have only heard of this kind of pain occurring during and after pregnancy. Have you ever been pregnant?


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20 May 2016, 3:33 am

It might be worth mentioning this find to a doctor and ask him/her to examine that spot for himself.

However, you should always be careful to read to much into webMD (and equivalent websites), a misdiagnosis is easy to make for yourself, and you can "think" yourself in worse shape than you actually are.
Chronic pain can also be caused by you truly believing that you have pain with no symptoms at all, and pain with symptoms can be cured by truly believing that it doesn't hurt (the placebo-effect).

I'm not saying that this is the case for you right now, but i'm just warning in advance



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20 May 2016, 8:18 am

izzeme wrote:
It might be worth mentioning this find to a doctor and ask him/her to examine that spot for himself.

However, you should always be careful to read to much into webMD (and equivalent websites), a misdiagnosis is easy to make for yourself, and you can "think" yourself in worse shape than you actually are.
Chronic pain can also be caused by you truly believing that you have pain with no symptoms at all, and pain with symptoms can be cured by truly believing that it doesn't hurt (the placebo-effect).

I'm not saying that this is the case for you right now, but i'm just warning in advance


Yes, it's easy to become an arm-chair doctor. Make sure that you are seen by a qualified specialist. If this is pelvic pain I suggest seeing a gynecologist just in case.


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