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Can anyone relate?

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  • Posted By: espana76
  • January 19, 2007
  • 06:55 PM

In 2002 I was sent to a OB/GYN because of heavy bleeding during menstration. The OB diagnosed me with endometriosis ("eaten up with" were exact words) and he said I would need a total hysterectomy w/bi-lateral oopherectomy. I asked for a biopsy ( I was only 38) but he declined saying that my condition was pre-cancerous. I argued still for the biopsy and he reiterated that I was going to end up with cancer if I did not have the procedure.

I relented and scheduled surgery. Everything seemed fine after the surgery until I developed severe nausea and vomiting 1 year later. New Doctor diagnosed me and removed my gall bladder. Felt okay but pain and nausea persisted in stomach. Had endoscopy, colonoscopy in 2004 and everything normal. 3 years later and am in constant pain in stomach with weight loss, fatigue, chest pain and now vaginal bleeding.

Went to ER last week presenting with symptoms. Doctor ordered a Urine sample. Came back positive for UTI? I've had UTI's ALL my adult life and know what a UTI feels like. I have no pain on urination, no feeling of fullness in bladder, and no frequent trips to the bathroom without voiding....ALL symptoms of a UTI.

Doctor never gave me a pelvic to check bleeding but instead "congratulated" me on having a UTI.

All bloodwork, scans and procedures show nothing. Can anyone relate to these problems and if so what was your diagnosis. I feel that I am at the end of my "rope". I hope that someone can shed some light on this situation. Thanks in advance.

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  • In 2002 I was sent to a OB/GYN because of heavy bleeding during menstration. The OB diagnosed me with endometriosis ("eaten up with" were exact words) and he said I would need a total hysterectomy w/bi-lateral oopherectomy. I asked for a biopsy ( I was only 38) but he declined saying that my condition was pre-cancerous. I argued still for the biopsy and he reiterated that I was going to end up with cancer if I did not have the procedure. I relented and scheduled surgery. Everything seemed fine after the surgery until I developed severe nausea and vomiting 1 year later. New Doctor diagnosed me and removed my gall bladder. Felt okay but pain and nausea persisted in stomach. Had endoscopy, colonoscopy in 2004 and everything normal. 3 years later and am in constant pain in stomach with weight loss, fatigue, chest pain and now vaginal bleeding. Went to ER last week presenting with symptoms. Doctor ordered a Urine sample. Came back positive for UTI? I've had UTI's ALL my adult life and know what a UTI feels like. I have no pain on urination, no feeling of fullness in bladder, and no frequent trips to the bathroom without voiding....ALL symptoms of a UTI. Doctor never gave me a pelvic to check bleeding but instead "congratulated" me on having a UTI. All bloodwork, scans and procedures show nothing. Can anyone relate to these problems and if so what was your diagnosis. I feel that I am at the end of my "rope". I hope that someone can shed some light on this situation. Thanks in advance.I think you should have gotten a second opinion on the hyster. Did you also have your overies removed?
    midniteangel 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Yes, I should have gotten a second opinion but, in those days, I was short on cash and felt that I could trust doctors. Now I know differently. Yes, an oopherectomy is just a fancy schmancy term for the removal of the ovaries. Everything seems to be better these days and I am no longer seeing an oncologist....so I am at total peace with the butchery. :) Thanks for asking!:)
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