yikes, went to a GI dr today and walked out bawling again. Another crappy mis-diagnosis i believe. this makes 8. Last year my lower left side swelled up and began hurting severely. this pain and mass is always present but with no other symptoms. Around the time of my period my stomach will swell to appear 6 months pregnant, I cant eat or drink or it stops just between my ribs and hurts or makes me vomit. After the priod, it goes back to normal. I believe that i have intestinal or colonic endometriosis but cant make the doctor listen.
For 5 years ive had menstrual problems and this severe reaoccurring abdominal swelling- and recieved the following diagnosises:
Pelvic inflammatory disease----no matching symptoms except pain.
polycystic ovarian disease-----no matching symptoms except weight gain.
Ovarian cysts----------------wouldnt be persisant/rarely present.
uterine fibroids---------------based on adenomyosis/enlarged uterus.
irritable bowel syndrome------no tests done! dr. felt the mass in my low. abdomen and said it was my sigmoid and is only inflammation from IBS.
Metabolic syndrome----------no matching symptoms except weight gain.
Adenomyosis--------------excess endometrial growth in the uterus lining.
The pelvic ultrasound and exam show nothing abnormal-but i dont think it would show the form of endometriosis that i think i have. Ob/Gyn wasnt helping-just gave me the brush off so today i had a GI appointment (since the first dr. said the mass was in my sigmoid) I believe he said im full of crap! actually- he thinks i have diverticulosis or diverticulitis. i dont believe it. I think i have one disease with the same symptoms as the previous 8-
not 8 diseases with only 2 symptoms from each! anyway i left so he wouldnt seee me crying with the frustration of not being able to get my points across. how can i get a laparoscopy? why dont they want to do it? both of my sisters have endo and had no problems getting diagnosed and treated. help please? could they be right on any of the other diseases?
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