Hi. My name is Emily. I am 21 years old and for over a year now I have been having pain and I feel my doctor has been beating around the bush about it. I have sharp lower abdomen pain on both sides, but the left side hurts more frequently. I also have sharp and achy pains in my mid-abdomen. I bloat easily. I have frequent pain before bowel movements that lingers until several minutes after my business is done. Sometimes I have the same problem with a full bladder. Every time I go in to the doctor they ask me if I was rushing because my heart is racing, and I tell them I make sure to leave my home early and my heart frequently races. Finally, I also have pain during intercourse. I suggested endomorphisms because it runs in my family and some of the symptoms fit. I have been in to see her well over 15 times about this problem. She has changed my birth control 3 times, and once we went to a three month cycle. None of the birth controls have made the pain less and the three month cycle (I had to stay on it for 6 months to test) left me spotting for 4 of those months. I recently had a pelvic ultrasound. My doctor told me if everything returned normal that we would focus on my intestines to see if they are the cause of my pain. I had some mild pain when she did the exterior ultrasound and a sharp pain to the left during the interior ultrasound. Once the results came in my doctors nurse called to tell me that everything was normal. She asked that I come in in a month after keeping track of my pain and then told me we would try switching my birth control again. I don't understand. If my results came back normal, why are they still focused on switching my birth control? Should I be concerned? Could the nurse have lied to me? Can anyone give me advice on what to do?View Thread
Thank you very much. I appreciate your help. I have previously mentioned my family history, so I'm glad I've done that right. Reading your post helped me a lot. My husband is in the Navy so getting my doctor switch would be more trouble than its worth. I have seen a few of the others already and the one I see now is much better than any of the other ones here. Even if she isn't the best doctor for me, she is the best option I have available at this time. I will keep the IBS issue in mind. Thank you for that information. I beleive I will be much better prepared for my next appointment now. Thank you again!View Thread
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