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