Here is a quick mnemonic “SACRAL PAIN” to remember the main facts about Sacral Pain with Gynecologic and Urologic Disease
This will be quite valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams
Sacral pain is a symptom that can be caused by various gynecologic and urologic diseases. Some of the conditions that can cause sacral pain include endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, and interstitial cystitis (IC).
Sacral Pain with Gynecologic and Urologic Disease : How To Remember Easily ?
- S – Sacral pain can be caused by pelvic organ issues, such as uterine malposition or endometriosis.
- A – Associated pain with endometriosis is typically premenstrual and often continues until it merges with menstrual pain.
- C – Cramping pain with poorly localized menstrual pain can radiate down the legs.
- R – Radiating LBP into one or both thighs is common in the last weeks of pregnancy.
- A – Atypical pain, such as continuous and worsening pain that’s not relieved by rest or at night, may be due to neoplastic infiltration of nerves or nerve roots.
- L – Lumbosacral back pain can also originate from urologic sources, such as chronic prostatitis or renal diseases.
- P – Paraspinal lumbar pain may be a symptom of ureteral obstruction due to nephrolithiasis.
- A – Artery or vein thrombosis in the renal area can also cause lumbosacral pain.
- I – Infectious, inflammatory, or neoplastic renal diseases may produce ipsilateral lumbosacral pain.
- N – Neoplastic infiltration of nerves or nerve roots may cause atypical pain that worsens over time.
Mnemonic : SACRAL PAIN