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Pain and Fever...Help!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 15, 2007
  • 10:17 AM

Hello...desperately need some good advice, please. Sorry this is long, but info is relevent, I think.

This started with an endometrial biopsy done on me a week before Labor Day. I wasn't having symptoms, just an irregular cycle, which I put down to being 46...been that way for a few years with no other issues. I started with a new gyn and she insisted on doing it, said she didn't suspect anything, just wanted to rule everything out. My primary doc, whom I trust and respect, had recommended her, so I said ok to it.

She gave me this pill to insert beforehand, to open me up. I also took some pain medication beforehand to help my muscles relax. The procedure hurt to the point that I was screaming. I went from deep breathing, trying to stay calm, to panting, to yelling "no" and "stop" repeatedly before she finally did. Her nurse had not left all the instruments out, so while I was lying there in pain, the two of them were searching through drawers! She said my cervix was tight, so she was going to dilate it. That hurt more, so I told her to stop. She kept going and then the pain became so intense, I started screaming for her to stop.

She said she managed to get a sample, but it wasn't enough, so she wanted to do a d&c later in the month under anesthesia. I was in such a fog of pain, shaking, nausea, I didn't argue at that time, though I did later cancel that. I bled and cramped throughout that week, then, Saturday night, I developed such severe pain where she'd been working that 3 percosets barely took the edge off. It felt a little better the next morning, but got worse as the day went on. The next day, Labor Day, I called her office. Her partner was on call and got back to me. I explained everything to her and she told me to use a heating pad! Instead, I went to an e.r., where they diagnosed a UTI and gave me antibiotics.

Two courses of antibiotics later, the pain was still there, though not intense. I called my primary doc, gave a urine sample, then spoke to her again just this Thursday. She was still awaiting the lab results, but got me started on another antibiotic, as the pain was becoming very bad again. Thursday night, along with the same pain, I had the shakes and the dry heaves. Friday morning, I was awakened around 4:30 with terrible leg pain. More dry heaves. Temperature rose throughout the day. Continuing pain.

My doc called me when she got the lab results, which showed no bladder infection at all. She told me to stop the antibiotics and if I didn't feel better over the weekend, to come to the hospital. My fever went as high as 102 last night.

At the moment, I'm up at 6am because the leg pain woke me up twice and I couldn't lie in bed with it. Tylenol is controlling the fever. The pelvic pain is still there. I don't know what is wrong or what to do about it. I can't go on like this. I need sleep, I have to work, I can't take this pain, and I'm afraid that procedure did me some damage that no one has picked up on yet and I don't want it to get worse.

Please, I need some help...


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  • These are some complications that unsympathetic butcher might have brought about. Report her to the state for continuing a procedure after you said no. Puncture (perforation) of the uterus Laceration (tear) of the cervix Scarring of the uterine lining (endometrium) Go to another gyn and say that you think you have complications from the biopsy. This can be very serious. Are you bleeding? If this goes over the week-end, go to an ER. Tell them about the leg pain and vaginal/cervical/uterine pain and fever. Don't take tylenol before you go as this will mask the fever. Also, at age 45, why wouldn't she think your irregular periods are due to pre-menopause?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • September 15, 2007
    • 10:41 AM
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