Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.


Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 6 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 24, 2008
  • 04:04 AM

I'm a 26 year old female, and never had any serious medical problems in the past.

I've been to doctors offices about 12 times in the last couple of months and I still can't get an answer about what is happening to me. I first went to the doctor this last December for what I thought was a bladder infection. They did find some bacteria the first time, gave me medication, and told me to call them if my symptoms didn't get better in a few days. They also cultured my urine and said that everything was normal. Well the symptoms didn't get better, so I went back and they changed my medication. I did this 4 more times, until I finally ended up in the emergency room. None of the medications worked.

I should mention that throughout this so called "bladder infection," I was never in actual pain, more like severe discomfort. It was really annoying. At the emergency room the did a pelvic exam and blood tests (blood tests were normal), and decided that I must have uterine fibroids. They recommended I see a gynecologist. So I went to Stanford and saw one. I didn't have uterine fibroids, but this doctor said I may have an ovarian cyst (which happens every month anyways for women.) They did an ultrasound of my pelvis and found nothing. They said everything was normal. So I went home and after about a week or so I started feeling better, and I had no problems for about a month. A week ago I felt symptoms again. They said they found "a few white blood cells," and again gave me antibiotics. Throughout this week I've been feeling better on and off, but today it got really bad. So I went back to the doctor yet again. They did a urinalysis and found nothing. they said the urine was clear, except for very little blood. The doctor said "this was normal for someone my age." Whatever that means. Finally he recommended that I see a urologist and get a Cystoscopy. I really don't want to do that. It's invasive and I've had every other possible test. Does anyone have any idea what this could be? Inflammation? Irritation? what? Thank you for your help.

Reply Flag this Discussion

6 Replies:

Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.