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Old 04-12-2010, 01:20 PM   #1
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Question Refusing to believe its IBS

Hi, I am 34yr old and been with my husband for 14 years. Im wondering if anyone could give me some advice please,
My problems started December 2009, with lower back pain/burning, I was diagnosed with cystitis, then a week later a kidney infection, I doubted this! To cut a long story short, since then ive had this constant discomfort in my back, worse on some days, I have also been treated for several womb infections, and ive also had heavy bleeds after intercourse, and lot of discharge, sometimes pink, sometimes brown almost black.
When at its worst, sitting walking and driving is very uncomfortable. Ive had an ultrasound and transvaginal, which only revealed Polycystic ovaries (GP told me this would not warrent my symptoms).
I have been rather anxious,especially due to breast cancer being in my family, and therefore had a private appointment today, as Ive waited 2 months for appointment on nhs, but I am so disappointed after seeing the Gynacologist today, as I feel she did not to a good job reassuring me that its nothing sinister, she felt as I have been anxious and under a lot of stress that this can mess with my periods. She stressed that she thinks i have IBS, but im not at all convinced, she based this on 2 bouts of diarreah I have had in 4 months.
I am still very worried as I KNOW that something is not right with my female regions, but feel no nearer to knowing what, and im just not sure who to turn to now, ive seen my GP about 10 times in the last 4 months as my symptoms got so bad, now i have seen the gynacologist and im not satisfied with being told its IBS.......I have bled heavily about 5 times after sex, this cannot be IBS, I would be so greatful for any replies or Ideas on what I should do next. Thanks in advance

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Old 04-14-2010, 06:11 PM   #2
Dixie Baisden
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Re: Refusing to believe its IBS

First of all, IBS is not a female problem. I am not sure how the female doctor can say that without further testing. I would recommend that the female doctor refer you to get a colonscopy and that could rule out the IBS.

I have IBS and it does not cause female problems, but during PMS IBS flars up with lower left pain in my belly and down my left leg.

I would personally get a second opinion or be referred to a specialist female doctor.

I definently think is female problem


Old 04-15-2010, 05:40 AM   #3
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Re: Refusing to believe its IBS

Hi Dixie

Thankyou for replying. I feel like im going round the twist, lol. My GP has literally been scratching his head, as ive had so many womb infections since december, and each time ive had an internal and he told me my pelvis was very inflammed. The reason I went private is because my doctor referred me twice to the same department, but 2 months on im still waiting for my nhs appointment.
I slated the gynacologist in my earlier post but I will say she did reassure me that in her 19 years of experience she has never seen ovarian cancer present itself with pain, and as I have this constant ache in my back that did put part of my mind at ease.
I think your right, I would like a second opinion, I think I will return to my GP and explain things to him, because I know im no doctor, but im pretty certain whatever is wrong with me its not IBS, its just she has made me question myself, and she stressed about my anxiety, so I got the feeling that she thinks I am imagining my symptoms, but I swear im not. Anyway thanks for the advice and I will look into getting a second opinion.

Old 04-15-2010, 04:05 PM   #4
Dixie Baisden
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Re: Refusing to believe its IBS

No Problem! I wish you luck and jsut keep pushing...sometimes you have to push hard!

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