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please just help me!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 19, 2007
  • 04:10 AM

I am 20 years old and was just tested positve for chamydia but for 7 months now, i havent had any periods, and have had a change in bowls, no sex drive and pain inside my vagina. My bowls are as such...constipation lasting a week, then diarreaha the next, then back to consipation and then diarreah. It also hurts to poo or even pass gas!! As i mentioned, no periods. was on birth control for years maintaining normals periods for years....had a laporoscopy due to abdominal pain ( was then noticed that scar tissue was found on every organ inside, causing my organs to fuse together) Doctor also found my fallopian tubes were swollen shut!! futhermore, he said getting pregnant was not possible and is why im guessing i havent had any periods!! the doctors even took me off birth control and still nothing!! im not able to have sex due to the pain is causes.My doctor does a physical exam to measure my pain and swolleness inside and that even makes me scream out in pain!! i want to know if all this is the cause of chlamydia that was found months too late? ive been told that if chlamydia goes unnoticed/treated for months, it will cause problems in the repoductive system and may even cause IBS....do you think thats where im headed with this? im scared the my repoduc. system is now screwed!! im only 20!! please help me! its been 7 months of this!!

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  • Hi sweetie,First of all I want to send you a big (((HUG)))). I am so sorry you have been going through all of this. It is a horrible thing to go through at any age, but when you are so young, you often feel helpless or like why me?? so young?? already having to worry about possible infertility and major things you probably don't want to even think about right now. I am not in the medical field at all, but I can understand your pain. I posted my LONG story under TELL YOUR STORY board. Basically at 17 I had an abortion, but also had several syptoms of STD, I was sure I had HIV or chlamydia or something, but the tests came back negative. I still find that hard to believe and honestly feel that the results were wrong. Mainly because for the last 13 years since that abortion and the sTD symptoms I have not been able to become pregnant. I feel this is due to damage I must have gotten due to PID, which is often a result of chlamydia or abortion amongst many other reasons. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease can destroy your reproductive organs. I suggest that you do a search online for PID or look online at the CDC centers for disease control website, and then ask your doctor about this and getting it treated. I guess the one good thing is that you know somewhat what is going on. I will be praying that God can lead you and your doctor to finding out exactly what is wrong and that you will be completely cured. As far as the IBS I am not sure about that, it is a possiblity. The main thing is don't give up, and seek out what could be wrong. Doctors are only human and on top of that often overworked, or perhaps a little jaded and so they don't know our pain and can't take control of our health and our treatment only we can do that for ourselves. So don't give up till you get to the root of this problem, before it gets more serious. Please feel free to send me an email at jjeska25@yahoo.com anytime you want to chat, vent, ask questions, pray, whatever. Take Care of yourself, and know that you are not alone,Jessika
    faithhope777 1 Replies
    • February 21, 2007
    • 10:05 PM
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  • just a thought...did you know that endometriosis can often be confused with ibs,and you say that all your insides are fused together...that also sounds like endometriosis.
    rebeccamc 40 Replies
    • February 26, 2007
    • 05:13 PM
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  • First off, you being scared and feeling alone is something you are not.You must do one thing: Take control of your situation and charge. No one is going to help you but you. The more scared of this you are and not doing anything about it, the worse off you will be. Time to get moving.First is, get to a new doctor. Get yourself immediately attended to.The risk of this spreading is very real. But you can and will be cured with less issues if you deal with this with strength and not embarassment.The bowels could be affected. And if you don't get treatment, then you will have potentially to have major surgeries on your intestines, whether it is from PID or endometreosis. If they have to perform surgery, be strong and know you will get better, but left untreated or waiting or the wrong doctor is not helping your situation. Pain is not a good sign.Hang in there and be strong. Don't be embarassed to get this taken care of. You are not the first and not alone. Just do it like NIKE says!
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  • Hi Honey,I have been were you are now and it is truly scarey and very painful. I was dx'd way after I had the chlamydia infection.....they found the antibodies that told the doc that somewhere along the line I had the infection.To start at the beginning - I had been put on b/c pills when in my late teens early twenties to try to lessen my periods. I had excruciating pain, lots of bleeding and clotting with every period. Finally, when I could not stand the pain anymore (painful sex, painful bowel movements, painful exams etc) they sent me to a ob/gyn specialist who ordered a laparoscopy. It is an outpatient surgery done thru your belly button. It can also be called exploratory surgery. Anyway, I was so full of adhesions (scar tissue that acts like cellophane) they could not get the laparoscope in to look around. Next they scheduled me for a major pelvic exploratory surgery where they found the adhesions were in layers and all my internal organs (bowels, ovaries, tubes, uterous, etc...) where attached together in odd places including the small of my back. During the surgery they also found endometriosis. At that time, they decided it was the endometriosis that caused all of the adhesions so they took(cut/burned) down all the adhesions, cauterized(burned) the endometriosis off, put my organs back where they were supposed to be. It was a long surgery, I was in the hospital for 2 weeks after - of course this was more than 20 years ago and things have changed so much since then.Adhesions and endo do come back....in the course of the next 15 years following that major surgery I had 4 other laparoscopies to remove adhesions and endo. Somewhere during this time is when the doc found the chlamydia antibodies. Then then did a test on my tubes to see if fluid would pass thru them. I had been having miscarriages - 6 in all - so was going thru a lot of fertility testing and treatments. Finally, after the 6th miscarriage and too much pain - the docs decided I had been experiencing ectopic pregnancies (in the tubes) which can kill you if ruptures occur. They/we decided to take out my tubes because they found them to be extremely diseased and a likely source of my pain. During this course of things, my husband and I decided to stop trying for a biological child. I couldn't take any more - mentally and physically. I was a wreck. We decided to adopt children, so at that point we figured taking my tubes out was a good option.That did not stop the pain - so when I was 35 I underwent a complete hysterectomy, which was fine by me. I was so tired of all the surgeries, treatments, miscarriages, infertility docs etc...The moral to my story is this...if your tubes are diseased, sometimes they can fix that. You also have your ovaries and uterous - so later when you are ready to have children, you may be able to do in-vetro fertilization. There are many options for you in that respect. But right now, you have to take care of yourself. I know all of this is scarey - it was for me too, but you have to get control and know what you need to do. Go to a specialist, have them check your ovaries to make sure you are still ovulating - if not find out why. The reason I say this is because you are not having periods. If your ovaries are fine and working, have them check your uterous - possibly a uterine biopsy(they did mine with no anesthetic, no pain killers, nothing - so make sure you ask for anesthetic - it hurts sooooooo bad)Then if your ovaries and uterous are ok, they should check your hormones. It's not normal to not have a period.Please try not to be scared, I know it's hard. I am now 43, I got thru it all honey. If you want to talk more - here is my email addy: mew692@yahoo.comYou're in my thoughts and prayers,Best of luck...Mary
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 28, 2007
    • 01:28 PM
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  • I had hysterectomy and ovaries removed due to endometriosis and fibroids. The pain disappeared and the relief was amazing. I don't know if I made the right decision though, as now my hormones, vitamins and minerals are completely messed up, unless of course I have something else going on I don't know about yet.
    mumzie 32 Replies
    • December 22, 2007
    • 06:41 AM
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  • I was experiencing excruciating pain in the abdomen for a a few months last year 2010 and then in Sept 2010 i was diagnosed with hydrasalpinx in my left fallopian tube and in nov 2010 i went into hospital for an opp to remove the infected tube however the gynocologist told me after the operation that the tube could not be removed and was drained of the fluid and clipped with filshie clips due to safety reason as the tube was too close to the bowel. After the opp i felt constant pain which lingered on and then went for another scan which revealed the hydrasalpinx has returned in the same fallopian tube and the MRI scan revealed this week that the tube has got worse and if filling up with fluid and now i am awaiting another appointment for another opp. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? why is my tube too close to the bowel? can there a problem with bowel? what pain relief can be taken with tramadol. naproxin and cocodiene?
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