Sorry to hear about your patient. Well, you have to learn to face them without fear. It takes time and practice. Its more like learning to accept the thoughts as just thoughts. You will get better from it I promise. I know firsthand how overwhelming it is.
This past year has been a nightmare for me also. I lost my job, one neighbor died lung cancer, my other neighbor is battling cancer and I have to watch out for her b/c shes and elderly widow, my mom is battling breast cancer. I could add several more things. Im sure all this stress is why I relapsed.
Do yourself a huge favor and dont google your symptoms. If you are having pelvic pain see your doctor let him rule out any diseases. Often times women under major stress develop what they call pelvic floor syndrome. its like a headache in the pelvis. Men get it too but for us they say we have "prostatitis." I know I went down that road and after readin all my medical records they had no evidence that I had an infected prostate. It was really more of a stress disorder from clenching certain muscles all the time that caused pain in that area.
Again, I know it feels very overwhelming. It does get better. It doesnt happen overnight but it will happen.
There are many things that are caused by stress or emotions that we feel physically. Whether it is in the form of back pain, headaches, TMJ, this list is very long. I know I keep throwing books at you but the knowledge you will receive from them will really open your eyes. Check out the divided mind by dr john e sarno or unlearn your pain by dr howard schubiner. These books will show you how repressed emotions can cause physical pain and even anxiety. I suffered so many physical symptoms in my life and after readin those books I was able to overcome them. With anxiety you can often find someone in your family or a friend who has it too and have someone to talk to but with intrusive thoughts its pretty tough to find someone that has had them and you can rely on. With that said, if you ever need someone to talk to just message me. I know what its like to not have anyone to share these thoughts with.