Hi all. I hope somebody out there either knows, or can help me find out what is wrong with me. I've been to at least 10 different doctors, and not one of them knows what's going on...I'm at the end of my rope. I'm a 25 yr old woman, 5',4", 250 lbs. and I have had very strange symptoms since I was 17 yrs old, and every doctor I've been to has ran numerous tests, all normal, and either doesn't believe me, or thinks I'm crazy, or possibly both. The only ones who seem to believe me are: my primary doctor, my latest urologist who thinks I could have overactive bladder, but doesn't know why I have everything else, and maybe the doctor I've seen for my cysts on both my spleen, and my left kidney. I had a IVP done the 15th and so far, no results yet. I will let you know when they come back.
Here are my symptoms: (since age 17)
Hirsutism, (under chin)
Urinary Incontinence, (I know when I need to go, and can make it to the bathroom fine, but I leak constantly, 24/7.)
Irregular Menstrual Cycles, (Sometimes I'll miss a month or rarely, two, but I'm usually every month.)
Bladder infections, (most of the time after my periods, this last time I didn't have one after my period.)
Low immunity to infections, (not sure if this is related to my spleen cyst, but since I've been going through this, I have hardly no protection against viruses; I catch everything, and I used to never get sick; only 2-3 times a year. For example, I got a flu shot in Oct., and I got the flu in January and again in March.)
Spleen Cyst, (7 cm., since 2001)
Kidney Cyst (8 cm., but I'm not sure how long it's been there.)
Since I'm overweight, I know the majority of my symptoms point to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, but there have never been any ovarian cysts found, and I have had weight problems most of my life, but I have always been healthy up until I was 17, when all of this started. A few years ago, I started walking every day and I lost 25 lbs in about 2 months, but it didn't help me at all, and I gained everything back, and then some; I've always been a yo-yo dieter; I know I need to lose weight, so please don't tell me to go on a diet...I will, but, this is more important right now. Thank you.
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