| | Symptoms and Dr Frustration!
I am 31 with two children. In 2007 I was diagnosed with cervical dysplasia, which was treated with LEEP and cryo. I had my second child in 2008 and had a tubal, and shortly after the dysplasia returned and I had a total hyst (leaving ovaries) in 2010.
About 3 1/2 weeks ago, I started having strange symptoms. I began having menstrual type pain that would come and go in my left/ center pelvic region. I also began having urinary frequency and urgency. I went to my GP and was first treated for kidney stones, which I have a hx of. As the pain got worse, they thought it was possibly a UTI, or pyelonephritis. I did two rounds of Cipro. All my labs came back clean. Then they thought maybe I was having bladder spasms. They gave me pyridium and Valium. Nothing helped.
The pain grew more intense and constant. It began radiating into my leg and lower back. I started breaking out (I have had perfect skin my entire life), and over the last week have lost over 10 lbs. My GP referred me for an ultrasound, which we were waiting on insurance approval for.
Saturday night, the pain got so bad, I ended up in the ER, where I finally had an ultrasound (both abdominal and transv). They found a 3.4x3.7 inch mass on my left ovary. It did not specify anything else on the radiology report (I read it). My labs came back fine, except elevated WBC.
Both my mom and aunt had uterine cancer, and another aunt had breast cancer. My GP ran a CA 125, which came back normal, but still referred me to the women's clinic today.
I saw the doctor at the women's clinic today, who did nothing more than tell me to wait and see if it went away. She did not do another ultrasound (which my GP specifically requested), did not seem concerned about the fact that I have lost so much weight in such a short amount of time, and told me to take pain pills and deal with it.
I do not want to just "take pain pills and deal with it." I am in pain. I am frustrated. I know that something is not right with my body.
Should I be concerned? Should I push for more testing? Could my symptoms really be nothing to worry about??