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getting pretty concerned now..cysts? - long post

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 18, 2006
  • 01:48 AM

hey there,
i'm a 22 year old female, who has had gyno. problems in the past: yeast infections, severe periods before i started oral contraceptives. i have also been to the hospital on some occasions for sudden and unexpected vaginal bleeding. i had seen my doctor and specialists a few times and had ultrasounds performed for this specifically and was told there should be nothing wrong with me at all. the specialist suggested i was having problems with stress, due to sharp abdominal pains i had been having. basically i was old each time that i was pretty much fine. i am an impatient and stubborn person and refuse to go to a doctor repeatedly for fear of being labelled a hypochondriac;) i became accustomed to my pains and infections for 2 years without seeing anyone else for it. now, i had an abnormal pap test, which my doctor claimed would smooth over since i was young, and just to keep taking my yearly tests.

now- im not sure it this all melds together, but i am starting to become concerned about cysts. i have looked through the internet to find a semi-diagnosis to tell me if i need to seek medical attention. my stomach pain seems to have lessened, but there is a noticeable thickness inside of my abdomen. in fact, my ribs are protruding on the left side, and simple things are becoming uncomfortable because of it, like sitting or laying down, it feels like my ribs are poking inwards contantly. back when i was having the most hospital visits, everyone around me told their horror stories about having cysts that no one could find until it was too late, and so forth. i want to go to a doctor and not feel like im just telling nonsence!

does anyone think i should be concerned? ribs sticking out?? that cant be normal. please help me, anyone

much appreciated!

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  • Out of curiosity, are your menstrual cycles normal, or have they always been, meaning on time or at least consistent?I had a problem where I started late and was normal to a point where I knew I was going to every other month to every 3rd month. Well finally about 4 years ago I just stopped getting them. I went to an internal medicine doctor. Stop going to regular doctors, they don't care and they are a waste of time. My internal medicine doctor referred me to an endocrinologist and although I wasn't sent to a good one, I am now hopefully on track with a good endocrinologist that is willing to test things and see what is going on. I was pre diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrom, but if not treated could be Ovarian Cysts/Cancer. But all in all, you need to seek medical attention, but go to an Internal Medicine doctor and tell them all your symptoms and they should point you in the right direction. Don't take "your healthy, you look fine" for an answer. You need to put your foot down.
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