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Pelvic and Back pain.... need some advice/reassurance

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  • Posted By: manduhh
  • April 24, 2014
  • 06:59 PM


I am 27 years old with IBS and a history of ovarian cysts. In august of 2013 I was experiencing a lot of abdominal pain, bloating and tenderness, accompanied by frequent urination, low back pain and constipation. My family doctor sent me for an ultrasound, where they found a cyst about the size of a golf ball. I was referred to a GYNO who ordered another ultrasound in September and a trans-vaginal in November, which showed the cyst had disappeared during one of my cycles. I also had to beg the Gyno for results, as he never notified me when the results were in, and has yet to examine me himself- I need a new Gyno!

Since September however, I have continued to have abdominal bloating, extensive back pain and bouts of constipation/diarrhea- which my family doctor keeps dismissing as IBS. I have requested further tests, but he says I have "classic" symptoms of IBS and muscle aches. Come this past January, the back pain worsened and I discovered a lump over my right shoulder blade. To make things worse, the pelvic pain has returned, along with frequent urination and bloating. I saw my doctor 2 weeks ago and he dismissed my concerns, only noting the lump in my back and sending me for an ultrasound for it- which I am awaiting the results. These last few weeks I have also experienced fatigue and a slight sore throat- not sure if it's from worrying or stress, but it is concerning as well.

Any suggestions or advice as to what steps I should take next? Or has anyone experienced similar symptoms and can give me some reassurance. I am a worry wart and am fearful of my symptoms being related to those of ovarian cancer. The only history of cancer in my family is oral cancer on my mother's side, unrelated to smoking or alcohol.

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