Okay well some of you may remember me from my MANY posts on here, for those that don’t I’ll try to sum it all up as quick as I can…
A little over a year ago I was presenting symptoms of an UTI, frequent urination, burning with urination etc. I saw a NP who blew it off. Following month same NP gave me a three day antibiotic and brushed me off. Another month later I was in urgent care. Finally got to see an Ob/Gyn, mind you this entire time they were trying to blow it off as an STD even though the tests constantly came back negative. So on it went, Ob tried to obtain an endometrial biopsy but was unsuccessful and sent me to a gastro doctor. In the meantime I found a new Ob/Gyn. Gastro doctor sent me for an EGD and Colonoscopy. Results were GERD and a small hiatial (sp?) hernia, neither of which explained my symptoms. Went to new Ob/Gyn who wanted to perform laparoscopy. Results are confusing… first he said I did have endometriosis, then he said I didn’t and lastly he said I did but he burned it out… no straight answer there. Same doctor also mentioned hydrosplinx of one tube which was also adhered to my uterus (later doctor said it wasn’t, as well as it wasn’t blocked off as said by other doctor… again no straight answer). At that point I was sent to a fertility doctor, who said I really didn’t have to be there, given my history and the complaint I should be seeing a urologist. FINALLY someone that listened!!
Seen the urologist last week, five minutes after seeing him he said my diagnosis was Interstitial Cytitis (IC), which is something I actually asked doctors about at one time, but was pretty much laughed at by “what I found online”.
The urologist has me scheduled to have a hydro-detention or something of that nature, which his description of has me scared to death. Has anyone here had this performed? The doctor said they would fill my bladder with water beyond it’s normal capacity until it stretches and “cracks”:eek: . He also said I would probably be sore for at least two weeks etc. Everything he has said has me terrified to begin with and it’s not until September 11th. In the meantime I’m also do for the “Red Monster” to start three days before hand. Is that something I have to worry about… I mean, will they still do it or will I have to reschedule? I hate knowing I have to wait a week when I just want it done and over with, but now I’m just as scared that I’ll have to reschedule for god knows when.