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  • Posted By: fimac72
  • February 20, 2011
  • 05:03 PM

Since August 2010 I have been having severe pelvic pain. I have had a laparoscopy, which the doctor then gave the wrong diagnosis of PID and put me on antibiotics which made me even more ill. I've since been treated for IBS, which I tried to explain I've never had any problems with my bowels (they didn't listen). They have since given me a 3 months of injections of Decapeptyl and HRT to stop my ovaries from working to see if the pain is coming from them. The pain had stopped completely for the first two months but in the the 3rd month I've had a small amount of pain. I've also lost a lot of weight recently which is worrying me as HRT and Decapeptyl is supposed to make you gain weight. Does anyone have any advice. I have a private health insurance through my employer which I have now started using and I am just waiting on an appointment coming through as the last doctor I saw said he doesn't think the problem is Gyn related and is something to do with my bowels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So needless to say I want a second opinion but just looking for any ideas from anyone who's had the same type of symptoms. Thanks very much Fiona x

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  • There is alot that can go wrong in the abdominal pelvic areas. There is a lot there to go wrong. More often it is not too serious. What about endo metriosis or chron's disease. Not enough info - do you have a file of your records at home? Do you know a nurse who can piece together a medical history for you? Maybe an internet site can help you refine one. A naturopath will help you with a thorough intake - costs more but they will spend more time with you. Find out about tea tree suppoisitories or some of the Hyland homeopathic formulas from a pharamacy? ask about using warm packs - flax and oil poltices? Worse case scenario - cancer - but usually that does not cause pain until the end and you are really debilitated then. So keep a daily body journal (symptoms, pain levels, activites, intake, output, etc). See again Women's Body Women's Wisdom by a well respected gynecologist. By using different treatments that do not work the health care providers use - it helps rule out that that was not it which is useful in doing the detective work.I am concerned about the heavy hormones and treatments. Consider calling the local (even if 50 miles away) acupuncture college and find out who teaches their women's health/gyn. Go to that person if they do herbs or find out who does them. Try these things along with going the conventional American med way. Avoid surgery if at all possible as that can make things worse but if you have to and all else fails you may have to if it is recommended. You will probably be OK but just cover all your bases. Lots of TLC. I don't get on this forum much and may not be able to come back to it any time soon. BOLSince August 2010 I have been having severe pelvic pain. I have had a laparoscopy, which the doctor then gave the wrong diagnosis of PID and put me on antibiotics which made me even more ill. I've since been treated for IBS, which I tried to explain I've never had any problems with my bowels (they didn't listen). They have since given me a 3 months of injections of Decapeptyl and HRT to stop my ovaries from working to see if the pain is coming from them. The pain had stopped completely for the first two months but in the the 3rd month I've had a small amount of pain. I've also lost a lot of weight recently which is worrying me as HRT and Decapeptyl is supposed to make you gain weight. Does anyone have any advice. I have a private health insurance through my employer which I have now started using and I am just waiting on an appointment coming through as the last doctor I saw said he doesn't think the problem is Gyn related and is something to do with my bowels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So needless to say I want a second opinion but just looking for any ideas from anyone who's had the same type of symptoms. Thanks very much Fiona x
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