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I am just starting to see a rheumatologist following a positive HLA-B27 test and an MRI that showed inflammation of the SI joints. My pain is in the lower back, hip, buttocks, tailbone and legs, for about 6 months. I had my annual gyn exam yesterday and it was very painful. The rheumatologist said there is no definitive test for AS. I carry the gene and have symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to start treatment. Im thinking I should rule out gyn causes for my pain - like fibroids - because of the discomfort during the pelvic exam. Is this to be expected with AS? MY gyn didn't seem too concerned.
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