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Help with following symptoms

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  • Posted By: tladidee
  • December 7, 2008
  • 06:30 PM

I have the following symptoms and i am trying to find what it could be: enlarged uterus,enlarged ovaies, low back pain, pelvic pain, fullness in bottom of stomach, nausea, weight lose, longer, heavy cycle past 3 months, joints ache, spasm in uterus, and hurts to lift anything and bend

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  • Pelvic inflammatory disease is a possibility. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelvic_inflammatory_disease
    kitcat48 80 Replies
    • December 7, 2008
    • 09:38 PM
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  • Not to frighten you- and there are other possibilities- but I'd consider the possibility of ovarian cancer. According to themayo clinic website, symptoms can include low back pain, pelvic discomfort or pelvic pain, a feeling of pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating in the stomach, nausea, menstrual changes, and more. While it didn't mention weight loss on the article I read, it did say it could cause a loss of appetite or make someone fill up quickly, which of course, might lead to weight loss. Also, while it is not listed in this article, I would assume an enlarged ovary would also be a symptom due to cancerous growth. You can read more about it in the following link, but don't worry too much just yet. It could be something else, entirely. Even this article says the symptoms are similar to those of other conditions. So, it may be something else, but just to be safe, you might want to check the possibility out. You said your uterus and ovaries were swollen. How do you know? Did a dr. tell you this? If so, didn't they suggest possible causes or more testing? http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cancer/DS00293/DSECTION=symptoms I also decided to look this up on wrong diagnosis' website and found it listed the following symptoms that you complained of: abdominal swelling, bloating, and discomfort (possibly like the fullness in your stomach?), nausea, weight change- either a gain or a loss (so apparently this is a symptom), back pain, enlarged ovaries (enlarged ovaries was not listed in the symptoms I don't think, BUT I found the ovarian cancer on this site by looking up enlarged ovary), and abnormal vaginal bleeding/menstrual abnormalities/unusual vaginal bleeding. Together they listed everything you did except joint pain, enlarged uterus (could prob. enlarge if it spread to that area), uterus spasms, and pain when lifting items and bending. Now that I have mentioned that, let's explore some other possibilities.Uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts maybe? Or Adenomyosis. Doing a websearch for you I found some site saying that last one (adenomyosis) might mimic fibroids, so I looked it up. Mayo clinic says it can cause (among other things) heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding, which you said you had. Also, it said it can cause pelvic pain during menstruation, and said it could cause the uterus' size to double or triple. It also said that a woman may notice, as a result that her lower abdomen seems bigger or feels more tender. This is the first thing I read were it mentioned the lower abdomen specifically, and I know you mention the lower tummy, so perhaps this is part of the issue? See here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/Adenomyosis/DS00636/DSECTION=symptoms Uterine fibroid article on the same site had the following in common with you: Heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged menstrual periods, pelvic pressure or pain and backache. Ovarian cysts can cause prolonged menstrual bleeding and heavy periods. It can also cause pain. Some of my family members have this issue. I looked it up as well. According to mayo clinic's site these cysts can cause menstrual irregularities , pelvic pain that may radiate to your lower back, nausea, fullness or heaviness in the abdomen, and more. It also said the symtoms of ovarian cysts (I did not list them all) are similar to those of endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and ovarian cancer. It goes on to say that, "Even appendicitis and diverticulitis can produce signs and symptoms that mimic a ruptured ovarian cyst." See here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cysts/DS00129/DSECTION=symptoms Then again, it may be none of the above. I highly suggest you see a dr. if you have not already. If you have, I don't know why they haven't suggested further testing or possible causes. I hope things turn out as well as possible for you.
    Poppet 6 Replies
    • December 10, 2008
    • 07:35 PM
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