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Old 09-06-2007, 10:50 PM   #1
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I am a 41 year old woman. I have been experiencing many pains and problems and have been to a couple of different physicians so far. I am beginning to get very frustrated with the indicision of the doctors. It seems like nobody knows what is going on with me. The problems began approximately a month and a half ago when I began experiencing low back pain and pelvic pressure and pain. I then realized through discussion that I had also been experiencing menstral irregularities (missing a cycle for three months then missing a cycle for four months then having one which brings me current). Back to the present with the pelvic pain/pressure and low back pain. I have also realized that I am experiencing abdominal fullness/bloating, gas, and nausea and pain with sexual intercourse. I have had one pelvic ultrasound which returned with comments that the ovaries could not be seen due to bowels(whatever that means). One doctor thinks I have a gastrointestinal problem and another doctor thinks I may have kidney stones. One doctor noted vaginal fullness while another doctor stated only a cervical cyst was noted. I'm really confused and in pain. Anyone have any ideas????

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Old 09-07-2007, 05:05 PM   #2
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Re: Confused and looking for help

These can be all the signs of ovarian cancer. Your OBGYN needs to do a CA125 test ASAP, as well as a vaginal ultrasound, and a gastro consult. I hope you find what's wrong soon, but get the most important things ruled out first. Your doctors need to take this seriously, and if they don't, find a new one quickly. Good Luck and keep us posted!

 
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:16 PM   #3
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I agree whole-heartedly. Those ovaries need to be visualized ASAP. Do NOT allow your doctors to ignore this a minute longer.

 
Old 09-10-2007, 07:33 AM   #4
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Thank you guys for your responses. I was thinking the same thing. However, I have already been to two different doctors and they keep sending me to have other tests done. I will keep you posted on what I find out. Thanks again for your responses!!! It truly helps me believe I am not crazy with my thoughts.

 
Old 09-28-2007, 11:19 AM   #5
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Update.
I have been to another doctor who ordered a renal ultrasound and performed a pelvic ultrasound. Two diagnoses. Pelvic congestion and a 12mm stationary renal stone.
Question???
Why am I having flank pain if the stone is "stationary?" All the articles I have been reading say that if it is stationary, there is no pain. Then WHY am I having PAIN?
HELP!

 
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I have known MANY people to still have pain. It's ridiculous that docs stick with "common experiences" and not individual ones. I have a hernia, and it hurt! I have several doctors tell me hernias do not hurt. Wrong! Find a doctor that will listen to you. Good Luck!

 
Old 10-02-2007, 11:42 AM   #7
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Many thanks for your info! I. sometimes wonder if I'm just a complete idiot or if there are just some doctors out there who aren't concerned for their patients. Maybe you're right, time to find another doctor!

 
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