Re: Ruptured Ovarian Cyst
Now, to prevent further advancement of your polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), you need to get blood work done to check your hormone levels and a pelvic ultrasound to find out how many cysts you have and how big they are.
Usually people with this disease tend to be over weight, have facial hair, irregular and widely spaced out periods. If any of these apply, then you definitely have PCOS. A new treatment for this is a drug called Metformin. Traditionally it is used in people who are at risk of diabetes type II, but it has proven to be very effective in POCS as well. It will reduce the cysts to minimal and eventually regulate your periods. It has no significant side effects and is very cheap. Of course, you will need to be properly diagnosed before a doctor writes you a script for this drug; however after that you won't be paying too much for the meds.
GI bleeding: There are many forms of GI bleeding and different reasons. If the blood is bright red and coats your stool, then it's probably from hemorrhoids. That's just veins in your rectum area that get engorged with blood when you strain in the bathroom and then they bleed. In this case, eat more fiber. Take 2 doses of Metamucil a day or just add a salad to your daily diet. This will soften stool and there will no longer be bleeding.
If you are not experiencing this due to constipation, then blood in stools could be due to a few other reasons, some of which can be a little more complicated. Reasons could be, duodenal ulcers, polyps, ulcerative colitis, or mekels diverticulum. You can google more about each of these and their symptoms to see if they fit you and be sure to check what the consistency of your blood is to relate it to the disease. Fresh red blood is usually from hemorrhoids or polyps.
About the doctor who saw you at the ER. I believe standard protocol in ER is to treat patients regardless of whether they have insurance or not. The doctor doesn't get paid by you, he gets paid by the hospital. Whether he treats you or not, he still gets paid. If you feel that you were mistreated then you should take it up with the hospital.
Hope this helps
Last edited by mod-anon; 08-29-2009 at 02:15 PM.
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