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  • aquilg
    ive been stressed and depressed a lot lately and now starting to have a dull ache sometimes in my pelvic area.  Wondering if it due to inability to completely empty bladder or stress and depression.  Anyone experienced this? 
  • MS_Navigator_Ashley
    Hi Aquilg, I looked on our website but wasn't able to find any information about aches in the pelvic area.  I would encourage you to call your doctor to report this new symptom, as they may be able to give you insight if it is a bladder issue or if it connected to how you have been feeling.  Being stressed and depressed can present itself in our bodies in a myriad of ways, I would encourage you to discuss your situation and seek treatment and help coping.  

    Below are a few links to MS symptoms that may be helpful to review as well:
    Bladder Issues: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Symptoms-Diagnosis/MS-Symptoms/Bladder-Dysfunction

    Depression: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Symptoms-Diagnosis/MS-Symptoms/Depression

    Please know that you are not alone and can always call to speak with us for support.  We can be reached at 1-800-344-4867, in addition to the support we can provide we also have referrals for counselors if you are interested in speaking to someone about your stress and depression. Please do not hesitate to reach out as needed.  

    Hang in there! 
    MS Navigator Ashley 
  • Stacy10
    Hey. I sometimes get that dull achy feeling in my pelvic region. That's when I'm on the lookout for a bladder infection. I've struggled with bladder infections over the last couple years and that's often a sign for me.
  • capitolcarol
    I don't have a dull ache in my pelvic area. but I also have, unfortunately, the inability to completely empty bladder.  My urologist wants me to get familar with and use a catheter to help eliminate the urine that is left in the bladder.  I am not good at it, but I try to use the catheter.  I also seem to get bladder infections too often and the urologist has me on antibiotics.