|Jul 21 2010|
I was in high school when I first started having LLQ pain with blood in my stools. One doc said "you have ovarian cysts" because my periods were very irregular. She shrugged it off and referredme to a gastroenterologist. (makes sense right?)
To make a long story short, I had 2 colonoscopies done within 6 years of each other, both negative for anything. I continued to bleed here and there, but not to the extent where I needed blood transfusions. My diet consisted of a lot of greens. I don't like fried food or fatty crap. So I know my diet wasn't to blame for my GI symptoms. Nobody listened.
I continued having pain to my LLQ. My periods were irregular. Sometimes I would bleed for a month, sometimes for just a few days. I suffered with migraines, severe low back pain, nausea... now 10 years later...I haven't had a period in 3 months. My doctor finally listened.
"You have endometriosis. This is a rare case because of where you're nodules are located. In over 10 years, I have never come across your case. You need surgery right away." My uterus is deviated because of the large multiple nodules. One week later the same doctor says "it's no big deal. You don't have a serious case." He wants to put me on Provera to induce my period. And then put me on BCP then surgery later.
I'm confused. I'm frustrated. I'm tired.
Should I get a 2nd opinion?
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