In 2004 I began bleeding so heavily, having terrible cramps, sex was painful, huge blood clots, my sciatica hurt and pain in my leg. I was having a lot of UTI and bladder infection symptoms. I did every test (including the trans-vaginal tests) for over three years. THEY ALL CAME OUT NEGATIVE. "There is nothing wrong with you, you're depressed, etc" Even the ER doctor one night said their test didn't show anything.
I came to WebMD to find out information. I read stories much like the one I am writing. So many people had the same symptoms and THREE YEARS LATER after all those different doctors, and countless tests and lots of money I told my OBGYN specialist to cut me open. In 2007 I had a bladder specialist and OBGYN specialist do surgery. A cut from my belly button down to my hair line. They found my bladder completely attached to my uterus. My bladder and uterus were ONE covered in endometriosis. They scraped my bladder for 40 minutes and I had a full hysterectomy.
I woke up with this horrible pain still down my leg. Yes I was better, and today I have never felt better in that area. The first year being forced into menopause was an adjustment. I could NOT take the hormone replacement therapy, after I quit them it was a lot less emotional. Once the night sweats, hot flashes, and brief depression went away I have NEVER had a problem. I feel GREAT and happy not to have a period. (I was able to have children before this).
It's been 8 years that I have lived with pain shooting down my leg. It starts in my right butt cheek, goes to the top of my thigh, behind my knee is REALLY BAD, down to my ankle which is REAL BAD, and shoots in two toes. I think it was part of the endometriosis. It spreads. All these tests, treatments, doctors, and again nothing is wrong with you. I live with pain I know its there, something is wrong. I took it upon myself and the help of my mother showing me an advertisement of a VEIN Clinic through the hospital. Even at the consultation she didn't think I would be a candidate. I took the test I wanted to try everything. I got a call yesterday saying that both of my major veins running down both of my legs from my groin to my feet need treatment. I will let you know if the procedure works I am waiting for insurance approval. KEEP TRYING. RESEARCH. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY. TAKE IN AS MANY QUESTIONS AS POSSIBLE TO RESEARCH SOME MORE. EVEN IF THEY SAY A TEST IS NEGATIVE KEEP TRYING.
I do believe in a balanced lifestyle. I was in a horrible relationship and lots of other negative factors. Once I aligned my life with my purpose things started to change. I also try to have a balance of Religion, Eating Healthy, Exercise, Social, Recreation, and Work. Pay attention to the advice people share or advertisements you see it may be information you should research.View Thread
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